Emma Jones

Emma Jean (Snow) Jones

SPRINGFIELD - Emma Jean (Snow) Jones, 60, of Springfield, died Thursday, November 15, 2012 at St. John's Hospital. She was born June 27, 1952, in Cairo, IL to Eddie James and Emma Lee Snow.

She was Christian based affiliated with University Church of God, Champaign, IL. Emma worked for SPARC eight years, District 186 Scope for seven years and worked as a sub for district 186 schools for several years. She graduated from Meridian High School in Mounds, IL. She earned a Bachelor Degree in Social Work from University of Illinois. She was self employed doing private duty cases for special needs children and adults over 30 years. She volunteered at PORA and University of Illinois extension urban garden program helping the east side learn the importance of growing their own food. She had cosmetology license in which she owned her own shop in Rantoul, Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Eddie James and Emma Lee Snow.

She is survived by her husband of 30 years ; Arthur Jones, children; Jermaine Snow, Andre' Snow, Darryl Morris and Michelle Morris, all of Springfield, IL, four brothers; Eddie Jr. (Betty) Snow, James, and Martin Snow of Springfield, IL, and Oscar(Pamela) Snow of San, Diego, CA., five sisters; Katherine Snow, Patricia(Daniel) Reece, Priscilla Snow of Springfield, IL, Ramona (Jerry) Stacy of Wickliffe, KY and Barbara (Taurice) Mallory of Cairo, IL; 20 grandchildren and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral Services will be on Saturday November 24, 2012; Greater Apostolic Church of Christ; 1300 East Ash Street, Springfield, IL 62703.

Visitation: 11am -12pm

Service: 12pm - 2pm

Interment, Monday November 26, 2012, Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Walker Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.