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MAGALENE C. JONES-THOMAS

February 3, 1922 April 22, 2010
MAGALENE C. JONES-THOMAS
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Magalene Catherine Jones-Thomas, 88, of Prince Frederick, MD passed from this life to life eternal on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 8:45 pm at the Burnett-Calvert Hospice House, Prince Frederick, MD.
She was born on February 2, 1922, to the late Louis Cornelius Jones and Iva Randall Jones in Dunkirk, Maryland. Magalene was the oldest of twelve children. She passed from this life to life eternal on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 8:45 pm.She was educated in the public schools of Calvert County, Maryland. In 1944 she was married to the late Ernest Jones, Sr. and from this union they were blessed with one son. Magalene was a member of Halls Creek Church (later became Cooper's UMC) at an early age, then later joined Ward's Memorial United Methodist Church. She served in several ministries of the church that included The Flower Circle and the United Methodist Women. When Magalene started her business over 50 years ago, she was one of a few African American entrepreneurs in Calvert County. She began doing ladies hair at the age of 12 in her mother's kitchen. She studied to be a beautician in Baltimore, MD; many time hitch hiking a ride to and from classes. She was passionate about her trade and served many women and young girls in the surrounding neighborhoods. Magalene was known for a "bone straight" hair press. She also had a talent for sewing and making hats.She was preceded in death by her sisters Vivian and Madora; brothers, Andrew, Lloyd and Rudolph. She leaves to cherish her memories, her son Ernest Louis, now known as Anis Abdus-Salaam, a devoted friend and companion Ellsworth Curtis; one sister, Myrtle Creek, two brothers; Jesse and Floyd Jones; three sisters in law, Margaret, Marydell and Georgia Jones; one brother in law; Kingston Creek, Sr; eleven grandchildren; Ernest, Louis, Karim, Armad, Regina, Latima, Madina, Nervena, Jolena, Karima, and Amera, 26 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren; godchildren Wanda Mack, Kayla Wallace and Magalene Jones Moulden and a host of nieces nephew's relatives and friends.

Cemetery:

Mt. Hope UM Church 145 Dalrymple Road Sunderland, MD 20689 (map/driving directions)

Visitation:

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Sewell Funeral Home 1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick, MD 20678 on Sunday, April 25, 2010 (map/driving directions)
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Dunkirk Baptist Church 11275 Southern Maryland Boulevard Dunkirk, MD 20754 on Monday, April 26, 2010 (map/driving directions)

Service:

11:00 AM at Dunkirk Baptist Church 11275 Southern Maryland Boulevard Dunkirk, MD 20754 on Monday, April 26, 2010 (map/driving directions)

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