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GEORGIA LEE JONES

July 3, 1932 September 15, 2010
GEORGIA LEE JONES
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Georgia Lee Jones was born on July 3rd, 1932 to the late Bertis and Helen Jones of Sunderland, MD. She had five brothers and sisters, of which she was the youngest At the age of nine, Georgia was orphaned and then raised by her older sister Maude Stepney. Although she was their aunt, she grew up and was looked to as a sister by her nieces and nephews; Spencer, Maxie, Elaine, Patsy, Doretha and Maggie Stepney. Georgia was educated in the public schools of Calvert County. She loved school, but regrettably had to leave to work in the fields to help the family. It is from here that her fervent work ethic was born. Georgia had the opportunity to utilize one of her well-known gifts by working as a cook at the Sea Breeze and Rose Haven restaurants. She was a loyal and dedicated employee, and worked at those establishments for over 24 years. In addition, she worked as an upholsterer at the Victor Stanley Factory in Dunkirk, MD. She was employed there for over 24 years as well.On December 20, 1952, Georgia was united in holy matrimony with the love of her life, Rudolph Jones. Rudolph, or "Pop-Pop" as he was affectionately called. From this union they were blessed with eleven children; Brenda, Grafton, Page, Donna, Debora, Jeffrey, Dawn, Daryl, Starr, Tracey, and Mark. They enjoyed 52 years of wedded bliss together. Georgia's family was extremely important to her, and she dedicated her life to loving and nurturing her children. She not only extended her love to her immediate family, but had many adopted children throughout the community. There were children of all races that knew her as Momma. She even had special adoption papers on her nieces: Gwen Jones Wilkerson and Alisa Holland Odeh, and her nephew: Norman Jones.Now we have arrived at the point that everyone can attest to, THE FOOD!!!! Will the church say Amen? Some of the most incredible food you have ever tasted came out of her kitchen! Cooking for her family and friends was truly a passion of hers. There was never a time that you could enter her house without being offered a meal. She knew what everyone's favorite food was, and would make sure that she prepared it for you when you visited. The most requested dish - biscuits hot out of the oven. Everyone would line up to get one and then dress it with their favorite topping. Each Sunday her house was the real Soul Food gathering. It looked like the United Nations at any given time, as everyone was always welcome at her table. Other passions of hers were reading and solving word search and crossword puzzles. She had a continuous subscription to Jet Magazine for over 40 years. If you knew Georgia, you knew that she loved the Lord. She accepted Christ in her life at an early age and was a member of Ward's Memorial United Methodist Church for over 35 years. She was an active member and faithfully served in many ministries in the church, such as; an usher, a trustee, the United Methodist Women's secretary, and Pastor Parrish's Relations Committee. In addition, she was a member of the finance board for over 25 years. Georgia faithfully attended bible study, and is remembered as being in charge of the annual church Christmas party and secret pal activity for many years. She was also essential in the organization and distribution of the meals for the Project Echo Homeless Shelter.In 2004, Georgia became a member of The Bethel Way of the Cross Church in Huntingtown, Maryland. She was baptized in Jesus' name at the age of 72. Although she was not able to actively serve in her ministries in her later years, she did enjoy regularly attending Sunday School Classes. With the assistance of her daughter Starr, she recently hosted the Mother and Daughter Prayer Breakfast. In addition, Georgia was also a member of the Widow's Club at Bethel.Georgia departed this life on Wednesday, September 15th, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband: Rudolph, her son: Page, and her daughter: Brenda.She leaves to cherish her memories 5 daughters; Donna Jones, Debora Harris (Charles), Dawn Claggett (Ellis), Starr and Tracey Jones; 4 sons, Grafton (Kathy), Jeffrey (Tonya), Daryl (Carol) and Mark (Tara); 2 sons-in-law, Kenneth Savoy and Frankie Taylor; 3 brothers-in-law, Kingston Creek, Jesse Jones, and Floyd Jones; 3 sisters-in-law, Myrtle Creek, Margaret Jones, and Marydell Jones; an uncle, Daniel Brown; 33 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren (see family tree); two Godchildren, Ashley Spriggs and Donnell Jones; and a host of nieces and nephews; other relatives, friends and loved ones.

Cemetery:

10:00 AM on Wednesday,September 22, 2010 at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery 11301 Crain Highway Cheltenham, MD 20623 (map/driving directions)


Visitation:

Viewing 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM and 10:30 to 11:00 AM with a Memorial Service from 10:00 to 10:30 AM at Dunkirk Baptist Church 11275 Southern Maryland Boulevard Dunkirk, MD 20754 on Tuesday, September 21, 2010(map/driving directions)

Service:

11:00 AM at Dunkirk Baptist Church 11275 Southern Maryland Boulevard Dunkirk, MD 20754 on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 (map/driving directions)

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