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Velma Jones gained her heavenly wings on August 9, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ann Grant and Willie Mae Cox; three nephew, Wiley Grant, Tyrone Cox and Fontea Jarrett; four nieces, Deborah, Susie Ann, Betty Jean and Gail Cox; a brother-in-Law, Philip Cox, Sr. She leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Angelus Jones; a brother, Willie (Alice) Jones of Rhode Island; three sisters, Ernestine Branner of Knoxville, TN; Lynette Stuart and Josie Ellis of Virginia; and a host of family and friends. The body will lie in state from 9 am -12:30 pm on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the funeral home, followed immediately by a 1:00 pm graveside service at Forest Hills Cemetery. The family of Velma Jones would like to thank the staff of CHI Memorial for their love and care. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995