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Alberta Jones

Rockford, Illinois

Jun 7, 1931 – Jun 1, 2020 (Age 88)


June 7, 1931
June 1, 2020
Rockford, Illinois


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Carl E. Ponds Funeral Home Obituary

Alberta A. “Berta” Jones, of Rockford departed this earthly life June 1, 2020. She was born June 7, 1931 in Arkadelphia, Arkansas the daughter of Robert and Gertrude Jones.  Alberta lived in Rockford  since 1959 coming from Delark, Arkansas. She was employed by Elco Industries nine years before retiring. Alberta was a member of Gomez Chapel A.M.E. Church, where she served as a Steward and president of the Missionary society. She was a member of the Park District Harkins committee. Alberta served as the Precinct Committee person over the 7th Ward. She attended schools in Arkansas and California.

Alberta leaves to cherish many loving memories, daughter, Rita Bruce; two sons, Louis (Sheila) Watkins and Joseph (Tina) Watkins; 14 grandchildren: several great grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends including special friends Shirley Brewer, James Ponds and Jean Marshall. She was predeceased  parents, one son, Donald Watkins; brother and sister.

Moving visitation will be held 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday, June  8, 2020 at Carl E. Ponds Funeral Home Inc. 200 N. Johnston Ave. . Private services will be held 6:00 p.m.


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I will Sister Alberta. She missed her calling as a community newscater. Knowledge is power and Sister Alberta forgot more than most of us knew. When she talked if you took the time to listen was a learning experience. LORD have mercy on your soul Sister Alberta

I became friends with her son Donald, we all called him Donnie, I walked him to school his first day when the family first moved to Rockford, Donnie and I have been friends since six years old, he was truly a dear friend and I still miss him, Donnie was someone you could always count on, and I really respected mother and she was a good mother and role model which is truly missing in homes and neighborhood's today, she was a mother figure to kids who weren't even hers, so sad how times have...

My deepest sympathy to the family of my precious friend Alberta Jones. Alberta was such a devoted member and friend to my beloved husband who was her pastor for several years. I will certainly miss her consistent love, support, and those most timely phone calls of encouragement. May she rest in eternal peace with the God of her salvation. RIH Love!

o Louie, Shelia, and Darryl Im so sorry to hear about yall love one. I first meet Mrs. Jones over the phone and then she came over to my momma Hampton house. She had a very sweet sprite and I enjoyed talking with her that she almost got caught up out with the street light on. But she made it home safe and sound. I will keep yall in my prayers.

To the Family of Ms.Alberta she was a lovely woman with a no nonsense attitude. Im going to miss her and our talks. My sincere condolences to you all❤

We send our condolence to your family from the Eason family.

Prayers and condolences to the Jones/Watkins families in these difficult moments of loss.

Im sorry for your loss. I met Berta at the Juneteenth celebration many years ago. What a sweetie .I always made it a point to catch up with her and do some chatting. What a good kind hearted soul.Rest in peace Berta .You're in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all

So sorry for your loss miss Alberta and will be missed at Gomez chapel .