Emma Lee Jones, 79, passed away peacefully on June 26, 2017. She was born on March 24, 1938 to the late Eugene and Gracie Vaughan in South Norfolk, and attended Booker T. Washington High School and graduated from Plaza Business Institute.
Emma moved to New York and married her soul mate, Sims Jones on November 25, 1955. She retired from a long career at AT&T.
Emma was a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Palm Coast, FL where she sang in the choir. She was also a member of the Vulcanettes, an auxiliary wives club of the “Vulcans,” A Professional Black Firefighters Organization.
Emma was a master seamstress, enjoyed cooking and hosting family gatherings. She enjoyed bowling and playing softball. She was also an avid New York Jets fan.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Sims Jones and her sons, Sims Jr. (Philippa), Michael (Julie), Wesley (Barbara) and Timothy (Darlene); grandchildren, Isaiah, Justin, Mike, Jasmine, Sha-Nette, Sims, Nicole, Chantell, Josianna, Shelley, and Monica; five great-grandchildren and a host of relatives & friends. She was preceded in death by her son, Kevin; brother, Eugene; and grandchild, Morgan.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, July 1st, from 11am-12pm, Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd., VA Beach, with funeral services immediately following which will be officiated by Pastor Edwin Coffie and Pastor Sims E. Jones, Jr.
Date: Saturday, July 1, 2017
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm