Alice Jones

Obituary of Alice Jones

Alice Jones was born on May 11, 1918 in Troy, Alabama, to Hezekiah and Bathsheba Guildford. Her mother died in 1920, and her father remarried Elva Mays. Alice and her family then moved to Pennsylvania, where she attended school in Isabella. Years later, her family moved to Pomona, New Jersey, where she continued her education in Pomona Grammar School and Egg Harbor City High School. Later in life Alice became a licensed Practical Nurse and worked at William B. Kessler Memorial Hospital until retirement. Alice was a life long member of the Church of the Living God, the Pillar and the Ground of Truth. She served as an usher, secretary, teacher, choir director, and progressed through four levels of ordination; deaconess, missionary, reverand, and elder. A strong advocate for the youth, she worked in the community as a 4-H Leader, and a member of the South Egg Harbor Parent Teacher Association. She sang in the local community choir and played the piano at both church and home.

Alice was married to George Parker. Together they had three children; Frank, Phyllis, and Harry. Alice also raised her oldest granddaughter, Tracey, who later became her caregiver. Mr. Parker died in 1945.

Alice later married Henry Jones in 1951. Together they had four children; Audrey, Brenda, Toni, and Garfield.

She is predeceased by: husbands, George Parker and Henry Jones; sons, Frank and Harry Parker.

She is survived by: children, Phyllis Parker, Audrey Santiago, Benda Ofili (Frederick), Toni Jones (David), and Garfield Jones (Shelia); four sisters, Ruth Bass, Bernice Bass, Ernestine Cruz, and Jaunita Drinks; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends, and life-long neighbors.

Services will be Noon, Monday, December 11, 2017, The Embassy at St. James Bible Deliverance, 1406 West Dahlia Street, Egg Harbor City, where friends may call from 11AM. Interment Monday, December 11, 2017, Egg Harbor City Cemetery, Egg Harbor City.

Arrangements entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Inc., Atlantic City, where condolences may be left at www.greenidgefuneralhomes.com