RACHEL A. JONES

Mrs. Rachel Ann Jones, 61, of 204 Deerfield Drive, Petersburg, departed this life on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, Richmond.

She was born on April 21, 1951, in Lamar, S.C., to the late Eugene "Buck" and Thamia Howell Reynolds.

Rachel attended the Carteret Community College in Morehead City, N.C., where she received an associate's degree. Professionally, she was a chief technologist in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Services at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, Richmond.

Rachel was preceded in death by her husband, retired Staff Sgt. Samuel Jones; a stepson, Richard Jones; and brothers, Foster L. Reynolds, F. Reynolds, J.F. Reynolds, A. LaFaye Reynolds.

Left to cherish her precious memories are: a devoted son, Fredrick Jones (Jamie) of Suffolk; stepsons, Bruce Jones (Stephanie) of Richmond Hills, Ga., and Samuel Jones of Callahan, Fla.; adopted daughter, Joyce Bernadette Jones and stepdaughter, Joyce Williams; grandchildren, Cameron L. Jones, Fredrick R. Jones Jr.; stepgrandchildren, Davan'te Jones and Danielle Moore; one brother, James D. Reynolds; a sister, Eunice Griggs of Lamar, S.C.; sisters-in-law, Ophelia Judson of Florida, Emma Brown of Michigan, Julia Reynolds of Lamar, S.C., and Nancy Reynolds of Lamar, S.C.; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held at noon Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at the chapel of William N. Bland & Son Funeral Home, Petersburg. Pastor William O. Cornick Jr., pastor of Body of Believers C.O.G.I.C., Fredricksburg, Va., will officiate. Interment will follow in Southlawn Memorial Park, Petersburg. Family is asked to assemble at the residence at 11 a.m. on the day of the service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 Thursday evening, Dec. 6, 2012, at the chapel of William N. Bland & Son Funeral Home, Petersburg.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the staff of William N. Bland & Son Funeral Home, Petersburg. For more information or to leave an online condolence, visit us at blandenterprisesinc.com.

Published in The Progress-Index on Dec. 6, 2012