The Life of Gladys Jones

Gladys H. Jones

1913 - 2014 | 
Gladys H. Jones

Matriarch of the Jones family, Gladys H. Jones, age 100, peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, surrounded by her family who loves her dearly.

Gladys was born on September 15, 1913 in Troy, Alabama to the late J.C. Henderson and Mamie Jackson. She was the second of five children born to this union. Encouraged by her mother to always remember that family comes first, she enjoyed an unbreakable bond with her sisters and encouraged her offspring to maintain the same sentiments.

Gladys'' love for the Lord was undeniable and she accredited her longevity to being faithful, obediently serving the Lord and making Him the number one priority in her life. She was a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church for over 80 years and served faithfully until her health prevented her from doing so. Gladys also loved playing bingo, hot sauce, garlic/parsley tablets and Arthur Treacher''s.

Gladys was preceded in death by her parents, J.C. Henderson and Mamie Jackson; loving husband (whom she married twice), the Rev. Samuel Odell Jones; husband, Allen McNair; sisters, Bernice Marinovich, Darlene Louise Henderson, Lula Humphrey, Ethel Mitchell and Bessie, Charles and Percy Henderson; sons, Samuel Odell Jones, Jr. and Robert McNair; grandsons, Ronald M. Jones, Jr. and Arnold Jones; granddaughter, Melea McNair; and a special niece, who was more like a sister, Gertrude Brewer.

Gladys leaves behind to carry her legacy, her sons, Ronald M. (Eula) Jones, Edgar (Phyllis) McNair; daughters, Marva Kent and Darlene (David) Sherman; her loving caregivers and granddaughters, Daneen Smoot, Rhonda Jones and Carmen McCall; 20 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be held on Monday, June 30, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at Stewart & Calhoun Funeral Home, 529 W. Thornton St., Akron, Ohio 44307. Minister Carmen B. McCall Officiating. Interment Mount Peace Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:30 until the time of service. Procession will form and condolences may be sent to 830 Warrington Road, Akron

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