Ms. Paula "Sis" Jones, of 1212 St. James St., Petersburg, Va., peacefully entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at her residence.
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She was born Oct. 9, 1963, in Petersburg, Va., the daughter of Augustine Jones and the late Oscar Jones Sr. Paula was the only girl of her six siblings. She was a lifelong resident of the Delectable Heights. She attended Petersburg Public Schools and graduated from Petersburg High School with the Class of 1982. Paula has had several jobs with her most recent employment being with the City of Petersburg, Department of Social Services.
She was preceded in death by her father, Oscar Jones Sr.; brother, Gregory Jones; grandmother, Bertha Goode; and aunt, Myrtle Cosby.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories, two very devoted children, her son, Tevin Edmonds, and daughter, Tiffinie Edmonds, both of Petersburg, Va.; a loving mother, Augustine Jones; five brothers, Oscar "Skeet" Jones Jr., Ricky "Tic" Jones, Larry "Brown" Jones (Lisa), all of Petersburg, Va., Master Gunnery Sgt. Paul Jones (Phyllis) of Lake Elsinore, Calif., and Timothy Jones (Consuela) of Winston Salem, N.C.; four aunts, Paulette Jackson, Janet Berry, both of Chesterfield, Va., Elva Washington (Lee) of Hampton, Va., and Emma Turner of Camden, N.J.; three uncles, Luther Jones of Chesterfield, Va., Ocie Goode of Hampton, Va., and Willie Goode of Petersburg, Va.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends, among them one devoted friend, Rose Coureton.
The family would like to thank the staff of Dr. George, Southside Regional Medical Center, and everyone who supported and encouraged her during her time of sickness.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 418 Halifax St., Petersburg, Va.; the Rev. Dr. Robert A. Diggs Sr., pastor, eulogist. Interment to follow at Wilkerson Memorial Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at 1212 St. James St., Petersburg, Va., and may be contacted by calling 804-631-5958.
Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Ms. Jones at www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., 804-732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
Published in The Progress-Index from Feb. 8 to Feb. 13, 2013