Eloise Jones

Wednesday, February 9, 2005

CAIRO, Ill. -- Eloise E. Jones, 79, of Suitland, Md., formerly of Cairo, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at Southern Maryland Hospital in Clinton.

She was born April 25, 1925, in Augusta, Ga., daughter of Benjamin and Ella Jessie Blocker. She married Lewis Jones, who preceded her in death.

Jones retired as bookkeeper for Alexander County Senior Citizens in Cairo. She was a member of Cairo Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Survivors include five daughters, Julie Newell of Cairo, Sarah Jones and Rebecca Ulrich of Alameda, Calif., Marilyn McGhee of Atlanta, Ga., Rachel Jones of Washington, D.C.; four sons, John Jones of Cairo, Fred Jones of Mound City, Ill., Peter Jones of Washington, D.C., Reuben Jones of Seattle, Wash.; a brother, Joseph Blocker of Philadelphia, Pa.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Friends may call at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Cairo, with Carl Clark officiating. Burial will be in Mound City National Cemetery.