Marcella  Jones

Obituary of Marcella Jean Jones

Marcella Jean Jones

Okemos, Michigan

Our dear mother, Marcella Jean Jones, 91, of Okemos, Michigan passed away from complications related to Covid-19 on May 17, 2020.  She was born to the late Logan and Margaret (Gorman) Martin on January 16, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois.  Marcella graduated from Providence High School in Chicago and attended Barat College of the Sacred Heart in Lake Forest, Illinois.

She married our beloved father, Dr. Ronald C. Jones, in Chicago on January 28, 1950 and they lived together for a short while in Flint, Michigan before moving to Lansing and then Okemos where they lived for over 40 years.  They enjoyed wonderful times at their home in Bradenton, Florida and their cottage in Cadillac, Michigan.

Marcella is survived by 5 children, MaryEllen (Chris) Hoyt, Margaret Jones, Ronald C. .(Terry) Jones Jr., Robert (Ramona) Jones, and Thomas Jones; 9 grandchildren, Patricia, Jorge, Ryan, Nial, Christopher, Kathryn, Kurtis, Katie and Kaitlyn; and 2 great-grandchildren, Tristan and Patrick.  She was predeceased by her parents; her loving husband, Ronald, in 2002; her grandson, Michael, in 2013; and her daughter, Frances, in 2019. 

Marcella was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church and volunteered for many church related activities.  She also enjoyed traveling, antiquing and crafting.  She was immensely proud of her family and leaves behind many beautiful memories.

A private burial will take place at a later date.  A Requiem Mass for the repose of her soul will be offered at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Mid-Michigan Autism Association at PO Box 27462, Lansing, MI 48909.