Elizabeth Mamie Jones
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Elizabeth Mamie Jones, 88, of Delmar, died Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Delmar Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born January 5, 1924 in Powellville, a daughter of the late William James Ellis and Mamie Elizabeth (Wilkins) Ellis.
Mrs. Jones enjoyed babysitting for family and friends for several years. She also graded eggs on a Pittsville chicken farm and Egglantine Farms in Greensboro. She was a long time member of First Baptist Church in Delmar. In her younger days she had a beautiful voice and sang in several churches and events with a gospel group. She loved baking and cooking for her family and friends.
She is survived by three daughters, Elizabeth "Betty" Gray of Smyrna, Patricia "Pat" Hughes and her husband Jim of Greensboro, MD and Catherine "Cathy" Larimore of Easton; a son, Daniel "Dan" Bunn of North Carolina; 4 grandchildren, Paul Gray, Valerie Towers, Stephanie Larimore and Chrissy Clark; 3 great grandchildren, Blake McFarland, Shelby McFarland and Landon Clark; a sister, Louise Hearn of Delmar; and a brother, Marion Ellis of Delmar. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Wilson Jones; three sisters, Mildred E. Parrish, Beulah Brumbley and Pearl Ellis; three brothers, Calvin Ellis, George Ellis and William Ellis, Jr; and a granddaughter, Debbie Gray.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Delmar, 501 Bi-State Blvd, Delmar, where family and friends may call from 10:00 to 11:00. Pastors James Riddle and Don Reynolds will officiate. Interment will follow the services at the Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery near Hurlock.
Memorial contributions may be mad e in her memory to First Baptist Church of Delmar, P.O. Box 200, Delmar, DE 19940.
Arrangements are in the care of Short Funeral Home, Delmar. For friends and family that wish to send online condolences to the family, please visit www.shortfh.com
Published in The Daily Times on Oct. 2, 2012