Mrs. Denise "Nee-Nee" Jones-Pajela, of 14303 Old Courthouse Way, Newport News, Va., entered into eternal sleep on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News, Va.

She was a native of Petersburg, Va., the daughter of the late Ernest and Mary Jones. She is also preceded in death by her sister, Ernestine Crenshaw, and her grandmother, Laura Rowlette. She was a devoted member of the Joy Church and attended Petersburg Public Schools.

She leaves to cherish her memories, her loving and devoted husband, Santiago "Chico" Pajela III of Newport News, Va.; two daughters, Jenise Jones and Jasmine Jones; four sons, Jamar Mobley, Jeremy Mobley, Javon Jones and Jashawn Jones; five grandchildren, Toryeon Jones, Ty-nia Jones, Jazmine Fowler, Ja-miyah Mobley and Nevaeh Mabley; three brothers, Carl Reid, Ernest Jones Jr. and Thomas Akins, all of Petersburg, Va.; five sisters, Vera Mayfield, Regina Reid, Laura Reid and Rita Epps, all of Petersburg, Va., and Earline Balthrop of Macon, Ga.; a devoted father and mother-in-law, David and Sylvia Givens of Newport News; devoted friend, Williams H. Mobley of Richmond, Va.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Services for Mrs. Denise L. Pajela will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Chapel of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va.

The family will receive friends at 2329 Anderson St., Petersburg, Va., and may be contacted by calling 804-733-1239.

Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mrs. Pajela and watch the funeral services live online at

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., 804-732-8911,

Funeral Home

J. M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc.
102 South Avenue  Petersburg, VA 23803

Published in The Progress-Index on Apr. 3, 2014