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Roberta JONES

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Roberta JONES Obituary

JONES, Roberta
Roberta L. (Robinson, Milner) Jones, 68, was a lifelong resident of Hartford. She was a loving and devoted wile of Bradley G. Jones, and passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of Stanton Milner and the late Florence (Elkey, Milner) Jackson and birth father Columbus Robinson. She attended the Glastonbury and East Hartford school systems, and graduated from Weaver High School class of 1960. She was the first female African American State Marshal. She was an Executive Assistant to the Honorable Mayor Thirman L. Milner. She was an assistant to CT State Representatives, A member of the American Legion Post 142 Women's Auxiliary, and President of the Board of Directors-Friends of the Northend Senior Center Inc., she served on the city of Hartford Commission on the Aging and the Board of Assessment and Appeals, and Captain of Chatham Street Block Watch . Roberta was also the President of the Phoenix Society's Women Auxiliary of Hartford CT, and the North East Region I.A.B.P.F.F. A lifelong member of Shiloh Baptist Church, she served as a Deaconess, President of the Missionary Ministries, an Usher, Assistant Church Moderator, and a member of the soup kitchen staff. Besides her husband, she is survived by her children, Anthony R. Milner, Theodora (Teddy) Jones Foster, Regina L. Jones, Martin A. (Jeanine) Jones Sr., Patrick D. Jones; 12 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; two brothers J.W. Robinson and James E. Robinson, and two sister Bessie Mae Robinson Ellison and Villeaner (Robinson) Gamble; and other relatives and Friends. She was predeceased by a daughter Geraldine M. Camp, a brother Donald R. Elkey, Sr., and a sister Bernice (Robinson, Cox) Robins.
Funeral Service will be Friday, September 2, 2011 at 12 noon, Shiloh Baptist Church, 350 Albany Ave., Hartford, with calling hours from 10-12 noon, Burial will be in CT State Veteran Cemetery. Clark, Bell & Bell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Aug. 31, 2011
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