Yolanda Faye Williams was born in Dallas and raised in Pleasant Grove. She is a lifelong resident of Pleasant Grove. She attended DISD schools and graduated in 1987 from H. Grady Spruce High School where she played basketball, volleyball and ran track, earning her letter jacket her freshman year.
Yolanda Faye began working at the VA Medical Center in 1988 and worked there for ten years. While working at the VA Medical Center, she was a member of their volunteer team where she assisted with painting homes in underserved communities. She also volunteered at Dallas Independent School District. She later enrolled at El Centro Community College and UNT Dallas. While attending two colleges, she worked two jobs. She eventually earned her Master of Science Degree in Marketing from Texas A&M Commerce where she was featured on the 2005-2006 Chancellor’s list. She also, received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from University of North Texas.
Yolanda Faye has served the City of Dallas and her Pleasant Grove Community her entire life. She received an award from L.G. Pinkston High School for providing TAAS tutoring for the class of 2004. Yolanda Faye was a volunteer for Hope Literacy tutoring female inmates for their GED at Dawson State Jail. She also, volunteered at Comma Cottrell Juvenile Center mentoring and tutoring trouble youths. She was inducted into the H. Grady Spruce High School inaugural Hall of Fame in 2020. At the City of Dallas, she has served on numerous boards and commissions, most notably the Park and Recreation Board where she was Vice Chair for Administration and the Finance and Chair for the Marketing Committee.
While serving on the Park and Recreation Board, she advocated for the District 5 new regional aquatic center, The Cove at Crawford. She also advocated for the Park and Recreation 2017 bond program. The total bond program is over $13 million dollars for District 5.
She currently serves on the Baylor Scott & White Community Advisory Board. Yolanda Faye is the President of the Pemberton-Trinity Forest Neighborhood Association where she initiated a minor home repair program in which over fifteen members of the community received assistance. Yolanda Faye initiated the Turkey Drive benefiting the senior citizens from the Dallas Park & Recreation in Pleasant Grove. She also hosted a meet and greet for the new Dallas Police Department Major and Deputy Chief for the Southeastern Patrol Division and she currently serves on the advisory board for Southeastern Substation.
Yolanda Faye received the “Outstanding Texan” Award for her community service from State of Representative, Toni Rose HD 110. She was inducted into the H. Grady Spruce High School inaugural Hall of fame 2020.