Celebrating the life of Dorothy Mae Jones
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Dorothy, more affectionately known as “Doll” spent her early childhood days in Chatham, VA and later moved along with the rest of her family to Crewe, VA where they settled in as sharecroppers. Doll was baptized early on in life at True Apostolic Church in Richmond, VA.
Doll was a loving, kind, free spirit that brought joy and laughter to all of her family. In addition to her own, she helped raised many others that included nieces, nephews, and neighborhood children. Doll always kept the children entertained with her awesome storytelling. She had a way of making each child she spent time with feel special. Doll also loved to sing hymns of praise. Two of her favorites were “Jesus Loves Me’ and “I’m Happy With Jesus Alone.”
Although our hearts are heavy we thank God for her ninety-six years here on earth and the opportunity to share them with her.
She was preceded in death by one son, John Malcolm Jones; and three siblings, Alvin, Edward and Icy.
Doll leaves to cherish her memory one devoted and loving sister Lucy Ward; three children Betty Sue Oliver, James Edward Jones and Ruby Kate Pettis; eight grandchildren, Pastor Clyde (Marion) Oliver, Melvin (Miriam) Oliver, Gwen (Mark) Kirby, Dolly (Michael) Scruggs, Kendra (Michael), Anita (Theodore) Johnson, Tammy (Bobby) Jones and Dawud Glover; sixteen great grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; one friend and devoted roommate, Doris Bolden; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.
Funeral Services on Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home Chapel, Blackstone, VA with interment in the Jackson Family Cemetery, Crewe.
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