Velacita M. Jones

Ms. Velacita "Cita" M. Jones, 39, of Petersburg entered into rest on Monday, July 8, 2013.

Cita worked as an assistant manager at Hardee's. She was a native of Prince George. She was born at Petersburg General Hospital, Petersburg.

Cita graduated with the class of '92 at Prince George High School. Cita was a beloved sister and dearly loved by her siblings and family. Her children were her life. She always kept everyone laughing with that gorgeous smile. She will be missed by a lot of people.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, Elijah and Evelyn Jones; her paternal grandparents, Ernest and Sarah Jones; maternal grandparents, James and Nolie Parham; and several other family members.

Cita is survived by: her loving children, Hakeem Javonte Jones, Raheem DeMarcus Jones, and Alexis Samantha Jone-Baker; siblings, Adrian (Leta) Jones, San Diego, Calif., Samantha (Daniel) Thomas of Augusta, Ga., Torin (Priscilla) Jones, Erica (James) Tyler, all of Petersburg, Shanita (Robert) Wallace of Spartansburg, S.C.; stepmother, Elsie Jones of Emporia; nephews, Daniel Jr. of Hawaii, Durante Jones of El Paso, Texas, Dimitri and Deican Jones, of San Diego, Calif., DeMarcus, Malik, and Devin Tyler of Petersburg, T'abren Wallace and Torin Jones Jr. of Spartansburg, S.C.; nieces, Tinesha Jones of Petersburg, Adria and McClaine Jones of San Diego, Calif.; aunts and uncles, Margaret Parham, Sarah (William) Johnson, Roslyn (Rudolph) Brown, Lottie Cooke, Gladys (John) Whitfield, Annie Jones, Bonnie (Joseph) Parham, Lincoln Jones, James Jones; a host of cousins; relatives; and friends too numerous to mention.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2013, at the Chapel of William N. Bland & Son, 137 Harrison St., Petersburg, with Pastor Donald Mitchell, officiating. Interment to follow in Dinwiddie Memorial Park. Family and friends are asked to assemble at 2455 Parkview Ave., Petersburg, at 10 A.M. the day of the service.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2013, at the chapel of William N. Bland & Son Funeral Home and may be contacted by calling Samantha, 706-627-3890, or Erica, 804-919-3011.

The services have entrusted to the staff of William N. Bland & Son Funeral Home, Petersburg. For more information or an online condolence please visit

Funeral Home

Bland & Tucker Funeral Home
137 Harrison Street  Petersburg, VA 23803
(804) 732-7841

Published in The Progress-Index from July 10 to July 12, 2013