Willa Jones
1934 - 2017
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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.

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Published in Post-Tribune on May 17, 2017.
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May 22, 2017
To the entire JONES family;
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. MATTHEW 5-4
May the memories of your mother bring you comfort. Your Marshalltown-Terrace and Peters Rock family.
Faye Bailey Cox
May 21, 2017
Betty, Ted & family,

Your sister is at peace. Think of the good times and smile. For comfort read Ecclesiastes 3:1-15,17,19,20,22. May The Creator bring you peace during this time.
Michael & Ermalene Gault Sr
May 19, 2017
My sincerest condolences to the family.

May the treasured memories of your loved one and the drawing close to Almighty God in prayer comfort and strengthen you during this most difficult time.

May 19, 2017
The lost of another MOTHER from. The family of East Glen Park for life send our condolences
Egpfl family
May 19, 2017
MY deepest sympathy for your loss. My condolence goes out to the whole family and you all will be in my ptayers
May 18, 2017
To my other family; Thanks for sharing your mother with me and so many others. She truly is a role model of how a person should be. I have never heard her cuss or say anything negative about anyone. At one time I thought she was my personal nurse. Even though she had a lot of love God loved her even more. She has received her golden crown. Resting Safely In His Arms
Jennifer Sease
May 18, 2017
My deepest sympathies for your loss, May the God of all comfort bring your family peace . Romans 12:12
May 17, 2017
Mrs. Jones was my other mother growing up. We will always miss her lovely smile and her graceful presence. God has called her home to be with him. I'm thankful that he allowed us be a part of her life. God has spoken so let us remain strong in the Lord and forever cherish her memory.
Edward Darnell Padgett
May 17, 2017
Charles & Family: Charles with my deepest sympathy, God will heal your sorrows. Your RHS Classmate. Remember double-dating at the Prom 1970 with your date and James Colon and myself. Fun times. Contact me on facebook: Adraine Hindman/Ingram
Adraine Hindman/Ingram
May 17, 2017
To Charles and the Jones Family

I remember your mom so well, beautiful personality. She was my ride to school my junior year of high school. She didn't know me but picked me up from my door every morning. I so appreciated and thank her for what she did. I will keep your family in my prayers, may she RIP.

Bonita Brown
Merrillville, IN
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