It is with great sympathy I announce the death of yet another classmate:Deborah Lucile Jones.
Deborah was a kindred spirit that’s irreplaceable.
She was reared by Rev. and Lucile Jones on Calgon Road on the Southside.
So it was inbred for her to be a sincere advocate in respecting others.
As a child, Deborah’s spirit oozed charm, studious, and reverence.
In relating to others she exemplified the ’Golden Rule”. She had a deep love for the welfare of mankind.
As a teen, she made friends easily- people were drawn to her innate magnetism to get along with everybody.
Since a small child, Deborah was disciplined in her studies. Teachers relied on this quiet, bright little girl having done her homework
Teachers loved working with her, because of the diligent care she gave to being educated.
Thus, she remained on the honor roll. As everyone expected her to.
Though serious by nature, she would be the first to swing on the dance floor at parties. At Holiday parties, she jumped in and join dancers; at pep rallies she ‘cut the fool‘ with the best of them.
She had an uncanny ability to discern when to be serious and be fun-loving.
It was an honor to have her in my Jr. High homeroom. Proverbs reminds parents to “Train a child which way to go, and when he is old he will never depart from it“.
Rev. and Mrs. Jones did a good job .It was a great pleasure to greet Deborah at the 40th class reunion.. She had traveled over God’s big world, yet she was still humble and sweet- and ready to party.
As an adult, she was still popular and well loved. Her off springs are very fortunate to carry on those outstanding genes!
A life well lived.
How appropriate for a borrowed angel:
She was born on a Sunday (Sabbath Day).
She was buried on St. Valentine’s Day, the earthly day of unconditional love.
Her memory will always hold a special spot in my heart *.