• Amanda

Team Member Spotlight: Deva Jones

Updated: Mar 2, 2020

This week's Employee Spotlight is our very own Sunshine☀️, Deva Jones! Deva was born and raised in Delhi, Louisiana. In 2010, Deva moved to Monroe where she lives happily with her husband of 16 years, Johnie Crockett, Jr., her two biological children Johnie III (15) and Christian (12), and her two nieces, Grace (14) and Iyanda (13), who she took in as her own after her sister lost her battle with brain cancer in 2013. Although Deva loves all of her children equally, Johnie is special. Johnie is Autistic, but she says he is one the kindest, sweetest, and neatest children. She wishes everyone could see those with Autism for their true beauty and not judge them because they may appear "different." She has found such love and support in the Autism network through Johnie's years and looks forward to Autism Awareness month each year to promote and highlight this disorder. One of her favorite things has been the Special Olympics in Rayville that brings all walks of life together in support of Autism. 💙 Many circumstances in Deva's life have built her strong, loving, compassionate heart for others, but the event she says led her to her role as a caregiver goes all the way back to her senior year of high school. At the time, she had her sights set on pursuing a career in criminal justice, or even a lawyer, until her 15 year old brother was a victim of a shooting. During his hospitalization, she relieved her mother and while with her brother she found ways to steer him from giving up and to empower him despite the prognosis. She did just that. Although he was left paralyzed, he is now in his 40's conquering life. Wow. Praise God! 🙌 Today, Deva serves each of our patients with the perspective that they are not just "patients," but that they are family. She strives to make each of our patients feel as though they are getting the care that their own families would provide or want for them. For that, and so many other reasons, we could not ask for a better CNA Supervisor! ❤️ Deva has overcome many difficult obstacles, but finds joy and happiness in life day after day; hence her nickname Sunshine☀️. When she isn't spending time with her family, reading, shopping, or traveling, I can promise you she is cheering on her New Orleans Saints!! 💛