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Delores J. Jones

June 15, 1944 October 19, 2018
Delores J. Jones
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Obituary for Delores J. Jones

Delores Jones, 74; passed away Fri. Oct 19th; Public Viewing 9 AM to 7 PM Thur. Nov. 1 at Watson's Funeral Home 10913 Superior Ave. Cle 44106; Funeral services begin 11 AM Fri. Nov. 2nd at Leviticus Sweet Pilgrim MBC 15010 Sunview Ave. Cle 44128

Delores Jones an Angel who received her wings was born June 15, 1944, in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Frank and Odessa Jordan. Delores was the oldest of her siblings, Francis, Juny, Juanita and Barbara Jean.

During early childhood, Delores’ family moved to Cleveland, Ohio where she lived until her passing. Delores attended the Cleveland Public School System, after graduation she met, fell in love, and married James Jones, with whom she had two children, Cynthia C. Jones and Chanté Jones (deceased). Delores loved being a Military Mom and wife, during this time she attended college at Tri-C for Physical Therapy (1975-76) & Automation Academy School (1974) for Nursing Assistance. Delores and James later divorced.

Delores was a loving kind, outgoing person with a big heart. She was the type of lady that wanted the best for everyone and wanted to see you win. Delores encouraged others to do better, never give up, move past negativity, just smile and laugh. Growing up was difficult for her and her mother, but they made it through with their faith and love for God.

Delores accepted Christ at an early age and had a love for playing the piano and put her heart into it. She played the Piano for most of her life and played and sang for many churches and events.

Delores later met and had a long-standing relationship with Stanley “Peety” Smith and together had one son, Shelton Smith. During this time Delores went back to school at Wooster Business College (1990) for Medical Assistance where she graduated Cum Laude with Honors. Delores became a Phlebotomist and began working at Kaiser Permanente in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Delores also worked as a Security Officer, she began to have health issues with her heart but pressed through like a champ as her body fought other illnesses.

On Friday, October 19, 2018, her body could no longer fight, she said her final goodbyes as she ascended to glory to be with her Father.

Delores leaves behind to cherish her memory one daughter, Cynthia Jones; one son, Shelton Smith; her grandchildren, Christopher Harris, Lynette Malone, Melanie Malone, Na’jahe Perkins-Smith, and Stanley Malik Smith; two great-grandchildren, Christian Malone and a baby on the way; her siblings, Francis, Juny, Juanita and Barbara Jean; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends whom she loved more than the world.

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Previous Events

Public Viewing




9:00 AM 11/1/2018 9:00:00 AM - 7:00 PM 11/1/2018 7:00:00 PM
Watson's Funeral Home

10913 Superior Ave.
Cleveland , OH 44106

Watson's Funeral Home
10913 Superior Ave. Cleveland 44106 OH
United States

Funeral Service




11:00 AM 11/2/2018 11:00:00 AM
Leviticus Sweet Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church

15010 Sunview Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44128

Leviticus Sweet Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church
15010 Sunview Ave Cleveland 44128 Ohio
United States

Cemetery Details


Cleveland Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

4324 Green Road
Highland Hills, Ohio 44122

4324 Green Road Highland Hills 44122 Ohio
United States

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