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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The Williams Family
   Posted Sun October 28, 2018
Dear Wayne, Kim and Matt,

Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. We know Velma is with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, however the pain we feel here on earth is very real. It is our prayer, the Holy Ghost will give you calmness and peace during this time of sadness and grief.

Your Family as well as Your Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

David, Donna, Savanna and Jackson

   Posted Tue October 30, 2018
I was so sorry to hear about Velma, it has been awhile since saw her, but she was such a sweet person and always a smile for you. God Bless each of you during this time. My prayers are with you all.
Lou Slade

   Posted Thu November 01, 2018
Please accept my heart felt condolence to you and the family. God's Kingdom the one in the Lord's Prayer prayer will bring the dead back to OK here on earth to live forever. (Matthew 6:9,10; Acts 24:15; Psalm 37:11,29; Roman 6:23) There will be plenty of food for all. (Psalm 72:16; 67:6) Everyone will have a place to live. (Isaiah 65:21,22) Sickness and old age will be gone. (Isaiah 33:24: Job 33:25) Death, tears and pain will be no more. (Isaiah 21:8; Revelation 21:4,5) Wars will no longer exist. (Psalm 46;9; Isaiah 2:4) Deserts will blossom and have plenty of water, lame will leap like it deer. (Isaiah 35:1,6,7) Would you and the family like to get more comfort? If so here's my email

Nancy P Dunn
   Posted Fri November 02, 2018
Dear Wayne and family:

Please accept my prayers and condolences.


Nancy Page Dunn

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