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Sylvia Jones


1934 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences Gallery
Sylvia Jones Obituary
JONES, SYLVIA L.
Sylvia Lula (Jackson) Jones was born in Pine Bluff Arkansas on 9 December 1934. She was raised on the campus of AMN College (Now University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff) where her father, Oliver Jackson, taught French and German. Sylvia also taught French and German at Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, NY and at John Muir and Pasadena High Schools in Pasadena. She was involved with teaching languages and training language teachers for more than fifty years. She had a passion for classical music and enjoyed singing and going to concerts, operas, and symphonies.

Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Kimberly, and sisters Olivette Higgs and Alyce O'Neal. She is survived by her husband Vernon Jones, son Norman Jones, cousins, brothers-in-law, many nieces, nephews and cherished friends.

Services 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014, Grace United Methodist Church, 2325 3rd St., Long Beach, Ca 90814. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery, Altadena, CA. Woods-Valentine Mortuary, Pasadena, Directing. No flowers, please.

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Published in Pasadena Star-News on June 3, 2014
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