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Aretha Jones

September 21, 1946 — September 10, 2021

Celebration of Life Services for Mrs. Aretha J. Jones will be held Sunday, September 19 at 3:00PM. Location: Chapel of All Faiths 252 Swint Avenue SE Milledgeville, Georgia. Interment will follow at Red Level Cemetery, GA Highway 441 South, Irwinton. Rev. Rod Chatman will serve as eulogist.

Mrs. Aretha James Jones of Irwinton, Georgia was born September 21, 1946. She was called to her heavenly home on September 11, 2021. She was the daughter of the later Thelmus and Zora James. Aretha was preceded in death by her daughter Sulonda Davis; sisters, Zelma Chatman and Helen Stuckey; brothers,  Delmus James and Frank Brown; sister-in-law, Beulah Scott and grandson Tyrese Wright.

She was formerly employed at Wilkinson County Sheriff Department and retired from Wilkinson County School Food Service.

Aretha lived her life in such a way that she will be remembered for her kindness, compassion, fairness, character, benevolence, and a force for good.  She had much respect for everyone she encountered. She leaves a legacy of unconditional love and true compassion.  Aretha dedicated her life to her family and friends, and for that, she was loved by everyone she encountered.

She leaves to cherish her memories her sons Edward Lee Jones, Jr. (Janice), Donald Dodson (Elizabeth); daughter Latricia Jones; sister Patricia Brown; grandkids Shivonta Veal, Jaleel Jones, Dontae Dodson, Devontae Dodson, Gabriel Rogers, Meagan Dargan, Amy Myrick, Tiasha Boyd, Heaven Boyd, Haven Boyd; great grandkids Xorri Veal, Xhaavin Veal, Xiiah Miller, Shantia Daniels, Skila Wright, Xzavier Liggins; her babies Deltin Moore (Kenya), Jayce Ford; son-in-law Marvin Jerome Davis; sisters-in-law’s Patricia Williams and Delois Wiggins; brothers-in-law’s Bernard Hughes and T-Roy Scott; longtime friends Sarah Thorpe, Annie Jean Whipple, Sharon Whipple; a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Public Viewing will be held Saturday, September 18 from 10:00-7:00PM.

Wilkinson County Memorial Chapel, Irwinton has charge of arrangements.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, September 18, 2021

10:00am - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Wilkinson County Memorial Chapel

142 Wriley Rd, Irwinton, GA 31042

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, September 19, 2021

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