The service for Mrs. Jones will be live streamed on the Facebook Page of Fisher Memorial Funeral Parlor
Mrs. Claudette Yvonne (Jones) Jones was born January 26, 1948 in Durham, North Carolina to the late Robert Lee and Alice Jones. She was the first daughter and second oldest child. Claudette was married to the late James Jones for 29 years.
She was preceded also in death by her brother, Leo Reginald Jones, and her grandson, Amari J. Reams.
Claudette was educated in Durham Public Schools. She attended North Carolina Central University in her earlier years then transferred to Durham Technical Community College. She received an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from DTCC in 2007. Upon completing her degree at DTCC, she and her daughter enrolled in Ashford University. They graduated together from Ashford U in 2011.
She married the Love of Her Life, James on May 19th of 1977. To this union they combined 4 children. Claudette was a devoted wife and mother that dedicated her life to her family and church. She remained in the home as a homemaker until 2002. In 2002, she was employed by Operation Breakthrough Head Start. She always had a love for children and serving in the Southern Conference of the United Church of Christ. She was a faithful member of Mt. Calvary United Church of Christ and held several offices in the church including Parliamentarian of the church council. She joined Gospel Tabernacle United Holy Church in Burlington, NC as a Watch Care member in 2018 and was a member of the Daughters of Destiny and Seniors Ministry.
Claudette was a generous person, always willing to help. Her mottos in life were “If I can help someone along the way then my living won’t be in vain” and “Leave it in the Master’s Hands.” She enjoyed attending Sunday School, Bible Study, and Sunday Service. Outside of church, she enjoyed hearing her beloved granddaughter sing and perform on various platforms. She never fell to attend a performance by Makayla or the Hillside High Drama and Chorus Department. She traveled with the chorus to performances and competitions across the state. The students affectionately called her “grandma.”
Left to cherish her wonderful memories are her children Taronya Smith English (Mark), of Mebane, NC, James H. Jones family (Rachel) of Illnois, LeRichard “Ricky” Smith, of Mebane, NC and Barry Webb of Durham; two brothers Robert L. Jones, Jr (Elizabeth) of Atlanta, GA and Ronald Jones of Durham; one sister Mary Hill of Durham; Grandchildren Makayla Reams, Elijah English, David Stribling, Jameson Balase-Jones, Rachelyn Balase-Jones and Nevaeh Webb. 3 “special” family members Jamie Willie, Tiffany Agerston, and Dora L. Roberson; a host of nieces,nephews, “special” grandchildren, and friends.