We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Watson Funeral Home
Reesena Gloria Delema Jones aka “Struggling Lady” of Dagsboro DE was born on April 20th, 1944, to the late Mary Elizabeth and Harry Hudson. She departed this life on Thursday July 28th, 2022.
Sena, as we lovingly called her, received her early education at Millsboro 204. In her adolescent years, she attended William C. Jason High and went on to become a wife and mother, two of the toughest duties she took pride in.
Though she had many occupations, Stockley Center in Georgetown DE, cottage C6 is where she left her mark of 20 plus years.
Reesena was no stranger to hard labor. Even after retirement she kept busy with home health care assignments and Avon. Everyone knew her as the Avon Lady.
Granny, her most prized title, LOVED her family. She specialized in fussing us then loving us. If you cared to sit at her feet, she’d pour into you the wisdom she obtained from the heavy hand life dealt her.
She wasn’t a fan of foolishness.
She’d teach you how to garden, play cards, roll dumplings, do a press and curl, pull an engine, paint, and the game of horse racing. You name it!
Granny was even bad with the tools! From hand building her own porch and garage to laying a concrete patio. These additions created a sense of dignity and gratification towards the stability, independence, and freedom in owning a home.
Reesena was known for her dedication to the Vacation Bible School children for many years. She joined St. John 2nd Baptist Church in the early 2000’s.
In addition to her parents, she was preceeded in death by her husband Samuel Jones Sr., her children Samuel Jr, Eotree, Melvina, Andre, Sandra, two precious angels, and a grandson Andre (Jake) West. By way of siblings, One sister, four brothers, and two sisters- in- law.
She is survived by one sister Maylona Hayward (Joe) of Harbeson DE. One daughter Carolyn Jones- Bradley (Brian) of Millsboro DE. Two sons Bryan Jones and Durron Jones (Tina) both of Chesapeake VA and one son-in law Gregory Pettyjohn of Claymont DE. Eighteen grandchildren, thirty-seven great grandchildren, who lovingly called her “fat duck”, three great great grandchildren, alongside a host of nieces, nephews, and a neighborhood full of adoptive children in the “DA”.
A funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM on Friday, August 5, 2022, at St. John Second 2nd Baptist Church, 26602 Mount Joy Road, Millsboro, DE 19966, where friends may call from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM for viewing and visitation. Interment will follow in adjoining church cemetery.
Flowers are welcome
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