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Lelia Jones

Lelia Mae Jones Passed away peacefully December 10, 2011 at the age of 69. Beloved wife of the late Ivory Jones; loving mother of Kenneth I. Jones(age 40); grandmother of Kennyotta Jasmine Jones(age 15) and Christopher Ivory Jones(age 14); sister of Ethel Mae McCrae, Patricia Ann(Michael) Barnes, John Frank McCrae, Ernest McCrae and James McCrae; aunt of Alshamma McCrae Jean, Anthony Jones, Robin McCrae, John McCrae Jr., Kenneth McCrae, Andrell White, Rhonda Arnette and Latisha Barnes; sister-in-law of La Dean Jones; and great aunt to a host of great nieces and nephews. Lelia Mae Jones was born September 4, 1942 in Atkinson, Georgia to the proud parents of John F. McCrae and Josephine McCrae. Lelia attended college at Morris Brown and earned a Bachelor's Degree in business administration. She also attended Columbia University in NYC, NY. She was a member of the A.K.A. Sorority, a volunteer tutor for Project Read and an active member of NAACP. She worked as the Vice President of Complience for the Federal Reserve Bank for 32 years. Lelia married Ivory Jones who preceded her in death in 1991. Lelia was a loving and devoted wife, sister, mother, aunt and friend. She cared and loved all who crossed her path leaving a positive imprint on everyone's life she touched. Lelia is loved and missed greatly by family and friends, and was an influential role model to be emulated. Friends may visit Saturday December 17th from 5-9pm at Duggan's Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave, Daly City.
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Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Dec. 16, 2011
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