Willa Ruth Jones, born July 11, 1934 to Ernest and Laura Nevels in Bessemer, AL. She attended Roosevelt High School and IU Northwest. Willa was joined in holy matrimony Charles W. Jones Sr. in 1951. She worked at Spiegel's Department Store and retired from Methodist Hospitals. Former member of Calvary Baptist Church and faithful member of Peter's Rock Baptist, Choir and Courtesy Guild. Willa fell ill and relocated to Des Moines, IA. She passed away May 8, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Jones, Sr., parents Ernest and Laura Nevels and son Casimir Jones, Sr. Survivors: 7 children Charles (Diane) Jones Jr. , Crown Point, IN, Joan (Emmit) Perkinson, Des Moines, IA, Clarence (Rikki) Jones, San Antoino, Tx, Versieen (Eddie) Hull, Merrillville, IN, James Jones, Arlington, TX, Brian Jones, Grand Rapids, MI and Ronald Jones, Des Moines, IA; 2 sisters Betty (Theodore) Millard and Ernestine Anderson. 1 brother Theodore Nevels all of Gary, IN and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, god-daughters, nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 9 to 11:00 a.m. with funeral service at 11:00a.m. All services at Peter's Rock Baptist Church, 1725 E. 21st Ave. Gary, IN.