Melba L. Jones, 76, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:05 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at her home.
She was born July 16, 1941 in Venice, Illinois, a daughter of the late Silvia and Virgie (O’Bear) Ireland.
She married Raymond E. Jones Sr. on August 20, 1960 in Granite City and he passed away on September 22, 2015.
She had retired from Jones Distributing after several years of service as a supervisor. She was a member of the Granite City Moose Lodge, Granite City Eagles Aerie #1126 and the Mexican Honorary Commission. She enjoyed her many nights of volunteering her time working bingo or joining in many nights playing bingo. She enjoyed her days of playing softball and later watching others playing. She was a faithful fan of Elvis Presley and made many travels to Graceland throughout the years. She also enjoyed her travels to Branson and to Florida to enjoy the beach.
She cherished her grandbabies and great grandbabies and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Diane Jones Jr. of Granite City; a daughter and son-in-law, Tracy and Eberardo Sanchez of Granite City; five grandchildren and spouses, Samantha Woods, Brittney and Jacob Hartman, Raymond E. Jones III, Austin Jones and Nicolas Sanchez; three great grandchildren, Jonavan Woods, Jailynn Rae Woods and Henley Hartman; niece, Cindy Ireland; other extended family and friends.
In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Silvia “Red”, John and Lloyd “Bub” and three sisters, Marie, Lois and Dorothy.
In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Jones family and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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