Alma Jones

Hamilton County

Mother Alma Malone Jones, 85, departed this life Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at a local hospital. She was briefly employed with the Chattanooga School System and devoted the majority of her life as a wife, mother and servant for God. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Eliza Malone; husband Tillmon Jones, Sr.; son, Tillmon Jr., daughter Evella Fifer; sisters, Josephine Malone, Patty Evans, Reva Baker; and brothers Earl, Marvin, Louis and Gilbert Malone. She was previously a member of Gospel Lighthouse Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She later became a member of Christian Fellowship Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where she served on the Mother's Board until she became ill. She leaves to cherish her memory a devoted son/caregiver, Darnell Jones; three daughters, Lorene (Late Rev. Freddie Collier) Collier, Jannie (William) Means, and Alma (Don) Hunt; one brother Burnice Malone; three sister-in-laws, Rosie, Lillie, Bertha Malone; twelve grandchildren (two deceased); and fourteen great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, church family and friends. The body will lie in state today after 12:30 p.m. at Taylor Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Tuesday July 10, at Noon in the chapel with Pastor Emeritus Harris Toney officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery.

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