Mary W. Jones

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Virginia Beach, Va. resident

Mary Louise Wise Jones, 85, of 5808 East Hastings Arch, Virginia Beach, Va., died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 at Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at 1 p.m. with Pastor Dr. Kelvin E. McDonald Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Old Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Tuesday from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will receive friends at 1002 Wood Street, Elizabeth City. Stallings Funeral Home of Elizabeth City is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Jones was the first President of the ECSU Local Delta Sigma Theta Chapter and the President of the Panalinic Council in Elizabeth City. She taught in Pasquotank County and in Virginia for over 30 years. She was the daughter of the late Haywood Wise and the late Elouise Perkins Wise Wilson; and was the widow of the late Vernon L. Jones. Survivors include one daughter, Vernette M. Jones, of Virginia Beach, Va.; three sisters, Edith Butts of Milwaukee, Wis., Queenie Boyd of Lanham, Md. and Shirley Perkins of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by one brother, Pastor Sonny Wilson.
Published in The Daily Advance on Nov. 6, 2012