July 30, 1923 - March 19, 2021
Marie Jones went home at the age of 97, to be with her Lord and Savior on the evening of March 19, 2021 peacefully in her sleep at Whispering Pines Nursing Home, Fayetteville, NC which had been her residence for the last year. Marie was born in Fort Gaines, GA but at age 17 ventured to New York City with her mother (Elizabeth Morris, deceased), where she called home for 40 years. She enjoyed the big city life to include dancing at the Savoy and Cotton Club on Saturday nights but found the abundance of joy when she gave her life to Christ and joined the Ephesus- Seventh Day Adventist church in Harlem. She served on the Usher Board and taught bible study. She spent many years visiting the sick and shut-in, offering prayer and bible study. Marie moved to Fayetteville, NC for a quieter life with her mother, joining Abney Chapel Seventh Day Adventist Church. She served as a Deaconess and prior to her loss of sight would visit local jails and prisons, sharing the word of God. Marie retired from Fayetteville State University at age 83. While some would question why she would work so long, those that new her well knew that feeling like she was still serving a purpose and the camaraderie of her coworkers and students kept her spirits high. Marie was small in stature, but her heart was large and at times pretty vivacious. Her presence, advise, companionship, and warmth will be missed by all that had the pleasure to know her. She is preceded in death by mother, Elizabeth Morris; Brothers, Eddie Smith, Curtis Dillard, and Murray Jones. She is survived by nieces, Maxine Sears, Marie Smith and nephews, John Berg, Curtis Smith, Eddie Smith, Willie Standifer, Warrington Standifer as well as a host of grand nieces and nephews. Maxine would like to personally thank Alice Smith, Caron Branch, Anna Cameron, for making sure she was taken care of for all of those years before I could get to Fayetteville. Marie appreciated your assistance more than you know. May God Bless You. Celebration of life lunch will be held at Rainbow Family Restaurant immediately following the burial, 3708 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC. (Please contact Maxine if you will be joining the family @ 703-380-1657) Flowers or memorial gifts, or kind words should be sent to Colvin Funeral Home.
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