PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Mamie B. Reynolds Jones, 81, departed from this life to eternal life Aug. 17, 2012, at Maryview Hospital, Portsmouth, Va.
Mamie was born in Wilson, the daughter of the late Pearlie and Lila Reynolds.
She was a graduate of C.H. Darden High School, class of 1952. She attended St. Augustine College in Raleigh and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1956. She was a sorority member of Zeta Phi Beta. She was a member of C.H. Darden High Alumni. Mamie was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Portsmouth. She taught at Elvie Street Elementary School and Adams Elementary School. Later in the 1960s, she taught in several elementary schools in Portsmouth, retired from Cavalier Manor Elementary. Mamie loved the class of 1952 of C.H. Darden, neighbors of Cavalier Manor of Portsmouth, Va. and special lifetime friends of Wilson and elsewhere.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Queen Ester Reynolds, Eloise Joyner, Dorothine Reynolds, Alice Moss (Stanton), Pearlie Mae Moore (Nathaniel), Christine Reynolds, and twin brother, Roosevelt Reynolds (Louise), and Sandra Blackwell (Reginald) of Portsmouth, Va.
She is survived by her husband, Deby Jones Sr., to this union was born a son, Deby Jones Jr., of Portsmouth, Va.; her extended family, daughters, Debra Scoggins of Maryland, Karen Edwards (Richard) of Portsmouth, Va.; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; and special niece and caregiver, Valerie Moss Morrisette (Roy), of Norfolk, Va.; adopted sister, Susie Branford of Wilson; and several other nieces and nephews and family members.
Graveside services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Green Lawn Memorial Cemetery of Portsmouth, Va. A memorial service will be held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 106 Reid St. Sunday, 4 p.m., with Father Phillip Byrum officiating. Restitudes and Repass will follow the service in St. Mark’s House Fellowship Hall.
Personal and professional services are entrusted to Edwards Funeral Home, 805 E. Nash St. Condolences may be sent to www.edwardscares.com.