Della Marie Jones Franklin, Age 71 , A lifelong resident of New Orleans, LA departed this life on Monday, September 28, 2020. She lived a memorable life of honor and now joins God's saints in the heavens. Born to the late Wilmore 'Johnny' Jones & Della Austin Jones on September 5, 1949, Della began and consequently lived a notable and enriching life. She was the oldest of nine children, a wonderful mother, sister and friend. She accepted Christ at an early age and was a long time member of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church until her health began to decline. She graduated from John McDonough High School and went on to attend Xavier University and Southern University of New Orleans. She was a dedicated federal employee for twenty five years, where she received multiple awards of recognition for her exemplary service. She was a stellar Mary Kay Consultant and ultimately ended her professional career with service to Serenity Hospice. Della was known for her witty and outspoken personality. Everyone knows Della had no problem speaking her mind. She enjoyed writing poems, hosting garage sales and playing cards with her family and friends. Her favorite holiday was Christmas. She was a strong woman of faith and a sister and mother to her siblings. Della will be missed tremendously by her family and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Vandel Belonga; Siblings, Raymond Jones, Barbara Woods (Sylvester), Allen Jones (Charlene), Dennis Jones and Shaun Jones (Karen); Grandchildren, Ramon Bickham Jr and Aleia Belonga; Great Grandchildren, Ramon Bickham III and Ayden Tapp. Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends.In addition to her parents, Della was also preceded in death by her son, Terrence Holmes; siblings, Donald Jones, Gerald Jones, Angelia Jimcoily and son in law, Harold Belonga. A funeral service honoring the life of Della Marie Jones Franklin will be held at Willing Workers Baptist Church, 2715 Washington Ave., New Orleans, LA 70113 on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 11 AM, Rev. Melvin Jones, III, Officiating. Everyone in attendance will be required to follow all Covid 19 restrictions. You must wear a mask and practice social distancing. Interment St. Louis No. 3 Cemetery. Visitation 10 AM IN THE CHURCH. Please sign online guestbook at charbonnetfuneralhome.com.
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