February 11, 1937 ~ April 6, 2021

Born in: Sumter, SC
Resided in: Lithonia, GA

Obituary
FLOSSIE RUDELL JONES-DELANEY
February 11, 1937 – April 6, 2021

To know Flossie Jones was to love her, for her sweet disposition, her spirit that was leaps and bounds beyond her short frame, and for the way she managed life through all its highs and lows by embracing and sharing her mantra, “Just be cool.” Thus, those she leaves behind will recognize the void her passing creates.

It is with profound sorrow that the Jones Family announce the death of our beloved Flossie. She lived in faith, and though sorrow and grief attends us now, we are comforted by the fact that we were able to witness her die in faith as well.

She was born in Sumter, South Carolina, the third child of nine graced to the late Edward and Sarah Jane Frierson Jones. Though she was one of the more quiet set, she was on brand for embodying the Jones strong personality, sense of self, and sense of humor. Leaving the very rural environs of South Carolina where she was reared, she embraced with gusto the full experience of New York City and all its opportunities to mold and shape her future. Make no mistake: Flossie Rudell Jones was a New Yorker at her core and loved New York City with all her heart as a lifelong Manhattan resident. Upon retirement from the New York City Board of Education, as her health started to decline, she went to live with her daughter, Connie Diane Jones, in Lithonia, Georgia, until her death.

She was so loved by many, and that included her husband, David Delaney, her sisters Louvenia Jones Henry and Dorothy Ann Jones-Grooms, her brother Thomas Augustus Jones, her grandson Jeffrey Darryl Jones, and nephew Steven Alonzo Henry, all who preceded her in death.

Left to remember and cherish her memories are her only child, Connie; her remaining grandson Derrick Lamont Jones (Danielle) of Lithonia; a grand-daughter-in-law Claudia Jones; her six great-grandchildren; her five sisters and brothers James Edgar Jones (Dorothy) of Dallas, GA, Eva LouBertha Thomas of Columbia, SC, Samuel Howard Jones (Debra) of Eastover, SC, Virginia Washington of Eastover, SC, and Saul Edward Jones (Gwendolyn) of Ft. Washington, MD; a brother-in-law James Henry of Columbia, SC and a sister-in-law Reather Jones of Brooklyn, NY, and lots of nieces and nephews who adored her, other family members, and friends.

Death, you have conquered Flossie,
And by your dart she is slain.
But oh, Death, our Lord has conquered you,
And she shall live again…

Farewell for now, you wonderful, lovely Queen.

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  1. CandleImageAunt Flossie, I will always love and remember you for many things, but especially for your transformative role in my life in the ways you loved and supported me, that set me on my path of self-acceptance.
    All the countless hours at 46 West 83rd Street and walking around Manhattan are times I still treasure.
    Thank you for all of who you are and what you have done.
    Love,
    Greg

  2. CandleImageAuntie,
    You will always be loved. Memories of you grilling in Central Park, Doing inventory at Plymouth, and having Thanksgiving / Christmas dinner every year at a family members house will always warm my heart.
    Sleep in Heavenly Peace. Give Grandma Sarah, Grand daddy Edward, Aunt Lou, Aunt Dorothy, Uncle Gus, Steven and Jeffrey my love. ❤❤❤❤

    Until we meet again!!! I love you!!!

  3. CandleImageDear my admirable great grandmother ,

    I love you to the moon and back. I thank you for giving life to my grandma so I was able to be here. Thank you for your kind gestures and witty ways. You were truly one of a kind. You’ve blessed me with memories to last a lifetime that I may be able to share with my children’s children. Before you were called home God gave me peace and I appreciate that. You will truly be missed ! Til we meet again my love 💜

  4. CandleImageConnie, my deepest sympathy and prayers are extended to you and your family. I’m glad I had the opportunity to spend time with your mom. She was a sheer delight! May you find comfort knowing she’s at peace. RWG Ms. Flossie!

  5. Dearest Connie,
    May memories of your mother and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

    Your friend,
    Sarah

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