On Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, God called one of his angels, Sharron V. Jones, of 3219 Virginia St., Hopewell, home. She was surrounded by her family and friends at the residence of her sister at 939 W. Wythe St., Petersburg.

She was born to the late Mary and Everette Graves. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Annie Cain; stepmother, Ersie Williams; two sisters, Lemonies "Squeeky" Jones and LaShawn Jones; three brothers-in-law, Aaron P. McMullen Sr., Edward Sedgwick and Emerson Whitaker Jr; one sister-in-law, Margaret Jones; and three uncles, Jessie Cain, Ulysses and David Graves.

Sharron was a 1979 graduate of Petersburg High School. She was a faithful member of Good Shepherd Baptist Church, where she served on the Ladies Usher Board.

Sharron was employed at Southside Regional Medical Center for 34 years.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories, a devoted and caring son, Antonio Ronell Jones "Tony"; two loving grandchildren, Ronell Orlando Brown and TeJuana Nicole Brown; daughter-in-law, Marquel Brown of Petersburg; seven brothers, Willie "W.T." Jones of Newport News, Everard "Boogie" Jones, Palmer Jones, Bobby Artis, Steven Jones (Maria) and Ronnie Artis, all of Petersburg; seven sisters, Charmine Sedgwick of Waldorlf, Md., Argie Whitaker (Sam), very devoted Bridget "Cookie" McMullen, Nadine Williams, Pamlin Brown (Joseph), all of Petersburg, Gladys Smith of North Carolina, Connie Hope (Alvin) of Richmond; three aunts, Vashti "Babysis" Richardson of Ettrick, Josephine Graves of Newark, N.J., and Gladys Smith of Shacdy, N.Y.; one uncle, Herbert Graves of Texas; host of nieces, nephews and cousins, among them two devoted nephews, Aaron McMullen (Tiffany) of Ladysmith, Va., Emerson Whittaker (Maria) of Winchester, Va., two devoted cousins, Annie "Laurie" Green of Petersburg, Donnell Parker of Emporia, Va.; other relatives and friends, to include several devoted, Sharon Jackson, DeWayne "Horn" Seward, Jackie Griffin, Evon Green of Atlanta, Brenda Trotter, Janet Seward, Kenny Lambert, Marvette McKensia, the Dominque family of Hampton, the Dabney family of Newport News, Robert Boss of Georgia, Herman of Richmond, Larry "Bufflow", Sue Mallory of Petersburg and her Southside Regional Medical Center family.

A special thanks to The Virginia Cancer Institute, Dr. Penberthy and staff, Dr. Nalluri and staff, Dr. Michael Cohen and Medi-Home Care.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 2223 S. Crater Road, Petersburg. The Rev. Dr. Jeffrey L. Reaves Sr., pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow at Wilkerson Cemetery.

Family and friends will assemble 1 p.m. at 939 W. Wythe St. on the day of service.

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

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Published in The Progress-Index from Feb. 16 to Feb. 19, 2014