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Elsie G. Jones

Elsie G. Jones of Wilmington, Delaware passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 5th, 2016. Elsie was blessed to celebrate her 100th birthday with family and friends in February, 2016. Predeceased by her loving husband, Burton M. Jones, and married for 54 years, they originally met in Philadelphia and moved to Wilmington, Delaware. Together, they owned and operated an ice cream shop in Elsmere, Delaware for many years, and started their family, three daughters, Barbara Amalfitano, resident of Elkton, Maryland, Linda Wisniewski of Ocean View, Delaware and Deborah Goodrick, formerly a resident of North Arlington, Virginia. Deborah moved to Wilmington in 2014 to enable her Mother to remain in her home. Elsie also had two grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Elsie's life was filled with many joyous occasions, starting at the age of four with the opportunity to meet and present flowers to the Prince of Wales with her Mother who was a Republican committeewoman. Mother was the 10th child of William and Elsie Plunkett, both having travelled from Scotland to America with a Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder Day Saints group to start their new life. Her parents owned and operated a hardware store on Front Street in Philadelphia. Mother met some of her closest friends through her church, and eventually was introduced to her future husband Burton. The rest was history and they proceeded to have a life fulfilled.

Mother's talents were many from learning piano at a young age to mastering being a great seamstress, baker, pottery maker, crochet artist, and puzzle book challenges in her later years.

A viewing will be held on Thursday July 14 from 1:00-1:30pm followed by a service at 1:30pm at the McCrery and Harra Funeral Home, 3710 Kirkwood Highway Wilmington 19808. Burial will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park. To send an online condolence visit
Published in The News Journal on July 10, 2016
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