Shirley J. Vaiden

Shirley Jones Vaiden, 79, passed away on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Southside Regional Medical Center.

Born in Richmond, she was the daughter of the late Wilton Irving Jones and Anna Tremer. She was a member of Matoaca Baptist Church and was a retired accounting clerk after 26 years for Chesterfield County General District Court.

Mrs. Vaiden is survived by her husband, John E. Vaiden Jr.; her daughter, Rose D. Thomas of Jacksonville, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Vicki Tomko and granddaughter, Brianna Tomko, both of Prince George, Patti Watkins of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; grandson, Daniel Decker; three great-granddaughters, Kayla Decker, Sierra Decker and Ella Decker; her sister, Hazel J. Finch of Dinwiddie; her brother, Russell L. Jones of Charles City; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2014, at Matoaca Baptist Church, 6409 River Road, South Chesterfield, VA 23803, with the Rev. Donald Joyner officiating. Burial to follow at Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4:30 Sunday afternoon at the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Home and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard. Condolences may be registered at

Funeral Home

E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory
2033 Boulevard  Colonial Heights, VA 23834
(804) 526-3400

Published in The Progress-Index from Mar. 7 to Mar. 8, 2014