Elizabeth Ann Jones (Washburn ) Jones
Died at Elmhurst Nursing Home on June 24, 2019 at 7:58pm.
Affectionately known as “Mother Ann”, Elizabeth Ann (Washburn) Jones was born in Shelby, NC on February 11, 1943 to Maurice Washburn and Johnnie Ruth (Camp) Washburn. She graduated from Hope High School in 1960, where she was recognized for her outstanding secretarial skills. She spend the vast majority of her professional career as administrative assistant working at the University of Illinois, Bishop McVinney Elementary School, Elmwood Community Center, Providence Community Health Center, and the Cathedral of Life Christian Assemblies.
Elizabeth gave her life to Christ at 9 years old
She was a faithful servant, named minister and ordained Elder in the Lordschurch
Singing was apart of her life from childhood where she traveled and sang with her sisters “ The Gospelettes” for many years
Overall, she had a servants heart and enjoyed spending quality time with her family and loved ones
She was Preceded by:
Maurice Washburn, Johnnie Ruth Washburn(Parents)
Naomi Hocker, James Washburn, Raymond Washburn(Siblings)
Elizabeth is survived by her loving husband , Charles Jones, of 47 years. Married in Champaign, Ill on Jan 1, 1972.
She is lovingly remembered by her daughters: Deidre Jones- West (Christopher) and Cicely Dove(Brandon) of Providence, RI; Kimberly Jones of Spring, TX.
She leaves to mourn her sisters Jeanette Laws and Rose Washburn of Providence, RI; Ronald Washburn(Miriam) of Charlotte, NC. She also leaves to mourn 6 grandchildren: Daryn Jones, Ruby Warner, Aneeah Randall, Brianna Dove, Janae West, and Moriah Dove. She leaves a host of nieces, nephews, and children born of the heart.
Mother Ann will be most remembered for her unconditional love and her comforting embrace. Mothers Life testimony could be summed up by her own words “It’s not the way that I walk, nor the way that I talk, but the way I treat you my sister and brother!”
Visiting hours will be held Friday, June 28th from 9-10am followed by a service at 10am at The King’s Cathedral Church, 1860 Westminster Street, Providence. Burial will follow at North Burial Ground, Providence.
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