Velma Ruth (Simmons) Jones

Born: Fri., Aug. 14, 1942
Died: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018

Funeral Service

Tue., Oct. 30, 2018
Location: Harrelson Funeral Service Chapel


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Tue., Oct. 30, 2018
Location: Harrelson Funeral Service

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Velma Simmons Jones, 76, of Yanceyville went home to her Lord and Saviour, Saturday October 27, 2018 surrounded by family. Velma was born in Danville, VA on August 14, 1942, the fifth child of the late John T. and Eva H. Simmons. She retired from Burlington Industries, Williamsburg Plant, and was a member of Community Baptist Church, Yanceyville, NC for many years, and was a charter member of her current church God’s Grace Baptist Church, Ruffin, NC.

On April 2, 1962 she married C. Wayne Jones, who survives of the residence. Other survivors include a daughter Kimberly Williams (William) of Greensboro, NC, Matthew Jones (Katrina) of Ruffin, grandchildren Danielle Williams (Donald Funderburk) of Oxford, NC, William Williams, II of Greensboro, NC, Mikayla, Thomas and Alexis Jones all of Ruffin, great grandchildren Katelyn and Donnie Funderburk of Oxford, NC, William, III, Alexander and Austin Williams of Greensboro, NC, sister Frances Rice (Keith) of Sutherlin, VA, Brother-in-law Jim Hunt of Danville, VA, her special cousin Gloria Ayers as well as several friends, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Velma was predeceased by her son Lincoln, sisters Lucille Phillips (John), Nellie Robertson (Charlie), Ethel Turner (Bill) and Hazel Johnson (Nathan), father-in-law Charlie B. Jones, mother-in-law Virgie Davis (Louis), sister-in-laws Carolyn Hunt and Virginia Ellis (Clayton).

Funeral services will be Tuesday October 30, 2018, 2 P.M. at Harrelson Funeral Home conducted by her husband and Pastor Wayne Jones. Interment will be at God’s Grace Baptist Church. The family will receive friends 1 hour before the service at Harrelson’s Funeral Home and at other times at her home 1331 Old NC Hwy 86N Yanceyville, NC.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Jones, William Williams, Eddie Purnell, Robert Jones, Harry Hankins and Johnny Carter.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to God’s Grace Baptist Church Building Fund c/o Wayne Jones PO Box 592 Yanceyville, NC 27379.

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