Claudy Mae Jones, 77, of Elkhart, passed away Monday Nov. 25, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born the 2nd of 5 children on Nov. 10, 1942 in Tunica, Mississippi, to the union of Luther and Sonora (Dorsey) Collins, Sr. She later moved to Elkhart where she worked as a housekeeper for Willard Chester and Dr. Gattman. She attended Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church and enjoyed garage sales, visiting family, attending, church and travel.
In 1963 in St. Louis, MO she married Herbert Jones, who preceded her in death. Surviving are 3 daughters: Lee Alice (Jimmy) Harris of Elkhart, Virginia (Frank) McPherson of Indianapolis and Emma Kyle of Elkhart, a son Terrence Jones of Elkhart, grandchildren: Michael (Kimberly) Jones, Ricky (Chantinea) Joyner, Brittany Harris, Ashanti McPherson, Frank McPherson, Terrence Jones, Jr., and Terrell Jones; 6 great-grandchildren; brothers: Leroy (Silvia) Collins and Willie Collins both of Spokane, WA. She was preceded in death by her sisters Lucy Williams and Josephine Lewis.
Friends may call from 9 to 10 am Sat. Dec. 7, 2019 at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, 802 Garfield Ave., Elkhart, IN 46516 where funeral services will be at 10 am with Reverend LaFate Owens, Reverend Danny Brown and Reverend Antoine Fowler officiating. Burial will follow at Rice Cemetery.
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