BERNICE (BEA) I. JONES, 71 ROCKFORD - Bernice (Bea) I. Jones, 71, went home to the loving arms of our Father on June 8, 2013. She was born on January 16, 1942, to Joseph and Josephine (Gagliano) Nastasi in Rockford, IL. She graduated from West High School in 1960, and was married to William H. Jones on October 1, 1960. Before retiring, Bea worked at Illinois National/ Amcore Bank for over 30 years. She volunteered as a Sunday school teacher and a leader for Sonlight and Awana Clubs at First Assembly of God in Rockford. In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, and took great pride in each of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bea is survived by her husband, William H. Jones; son, Scott (Angie) Jones of Poplar Bluff, MO, and daughter, Shellie (Steven) Whear of Suffolk, VA; her grandchildren, Krystin (Anthony) Cooper, Austin (Sierra) Crane and Bryan Crane all of Poplar Bluff, MO, Justin Jones of Machesney Park, IL, Erin and Megan Hough and Zachery and Aaron Whear all of Suffolk, VA; 3 great-grandchildren; her brother, Guy (Sandra) Nastasi of Murfreesboro, TN; and her sister, Maryanne (Fred) Tarpley of Oconomowoc, WI. She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 sisters, and 1 brother. She was devoted to her family and her footsteps will be in our hearts forever. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, June 13, at Rockford First 5950 Spring Creek Rd, Pastor Bob Taylor and Pastor Dennis Abbot will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 12, at Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory Rockford Chapel 4311 North Mulford Road in Loves Park, IL. Burial will be at Twelve Mile Grove Cemetery in Pecatonica, IL. Memorials may be made in care of the family. Express condolences and share memories online at www.honquestfh.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from June 11 to June 12, 2013