Annie Mae Jones, 87
WELLSVILLE -Longtime city educator Annie Mae Jones, of Taggart Drive, Wellsville, passed away at 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning, Jan. 5, 2013, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Boardman. She was 87.
Born in Thomas County, Georgia on Nov. 16, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Luther Henry Marable and Amelia Williams Marable. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Education from Savannah State College, and later earned her Master's degree from Youngstown State University.
Annie Mae Jones
Mrs. Jones was an elementary school teacher for the East Liverpool Ohio Public Schools from 1963 until 2010. She was a member of the East Liverpool School System Advisory Council, and was a Youth Counselor for the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services from 1976 to 1980. A member of the First Baptist Church of Midland, Pa., she also served as a Youth Counselor there. She was the recipient of the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Award between 1969 and 1970, and was a recipient of the Marquis' Who's Who Award. In addition, she was a volunteer cashier for the East Liverpool City Hospital Auxiliary from 1970 to 1989 and served on the Board of Directors for the Child Counseling Center Board and was the Community Resource Board President at one time.
A dedicated advocate for change, she was the President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, East Liverpool chapter, in 1973. She was a Grand Deputy of the Western Area for the Heroines of Jericho, Inc. and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. A very active member of the Order of the Eastern Stars, she had served as a Past Worthy Matron, District Lecturer, and District Deputy of the Tenth O.E.S. in the State of Pennsylvania. She was the Most Ancient Matron in the Byrdie E. Crunkleton Memorial Court No. 3 in Pittsburgh, and was actively involved in the Bathsheba Chapter No. 25 in Pittsburgh until the time of her death. She was a member of Bazaleel Assembly No. 19 (Cleveland, Ohio) Order of the Golden Circle, and had been the Illustrious Commandress in 1995 of Al Asir Court No. 200, Daughters of Isis in Youngstown. She had also served as the Imperial Deputy of the Al Asir Court No. 200 Oasis Desert of Youngstown.
Preceding her in death in 1969 was her husband, James Calvin Jones; they were the parents of five children. Surviving are her son, James C. Jones of Chicago, Illinois; daughter, Gloria Genorris "Jamila" Jones, of East Lansing, Michigan; and son, Rudy E. Jones of Aurora, Illinois. A daughter, Pamela J. Jones Curtis, and a son, Curtis C. Jones (aka Tariq Abdul Ahad), both preceded her in death.
She also leaves behind her eleven grandchildren: Clifford J. Curtis, Nabil A. Curtis, James C. Jones, Colleen V. Jones, Ahmad B. Philips, Malikah Jones, Hassan G. Jones, Redwan Abdul Ahad, Suhialla Abdul Ahad, Rudy E. Jones, Jr., and Alana G. Jones, as well as two great-grandchildren: Aimee V. Albaugh and Shaunee P. Curtis. Also surviving are her sisters, Rosa Lee Bryant, Jerusha Wilson, Ernestine Sanders, and Cle Ester Moore, along with three brothers: Paul Marable, Willie Marable and Robert Marable, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who will miss her very much. Mrs. Jones was also preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.
Friends may visit at the Dawson Funeral Home on Tuesday, where the family will be present from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. An Eastern Star service will be held at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday.
Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, with Rev. Cordell Fountain of the church officiating. Burial will take place at Riverview Cemetery, followed by a continued time of fellowship at the Dawson Family Center, where a luncheon will be served.
View Mrs. Jones' memorial webpage and send condolences to the family online at www.dawsonfuneralhome.com