Elizabeth Ann Jones 85, of Cary, North Carolina, died on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at her son’s residence in Rougemont North Carolina. Mrs. Jones was born on April 28, 1934, in Raleigh, North Carolina, to James and Queen Ester Ligon. On November 22, 1957, she married Bruce E. Jones of Cary North Carolina. Surviving is her son, Rickey E Jones Sr, of Rougemont North Carolina, also surviving are three grandchildren: Ranisha Jones of Cary North Carolina; Rickey Jones Jr, and wife, Mia of Youngsville, North Carolina; Brandon Jones and wife, Tiffany of Cary, North Carolina. In addition, she is survived by 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Queen Ester Ligon of Raleigh North Carolina and her husband, Bruce E Jones, of Cary North Carolina.
Mrs. Jones loved her family. She was a mother, a grandmother and a great-grandmother. She was also a loyal and devoted friend to many. Mrs. Jones dedicated her life to sharing the love of Jesus. She started as member of Mt. Calvary Holy Church under the late Bishop Frizelle Yelverton. Mrs. Jones worked closely with Mrs. Gwen Green for over 15 years in the Missionary program. In the early 2000’s she moved her membership to Cary First Christian Church. She enjoyed blessing people with a white envelope with a handwritten note saying “It’s McDonald time or ice cream time, you are special, be blessed and Jesus loves you”.
Mrs. Jones was known as “The Lady in Red”, which stands for the blood of Jesus that was shed on the cross for our sins. She loved to tell how she came to know Christ. She attended a James Brown concert, just after a few R&B songs, she knew, this was not for her. She was told about a tent meeting that was taking place with Evangelist A. A. Allen. She decided to attend one of his meetings. After his message, he gave the alter call for lost souls. She made her way from her seat to the platform. She said “as soon as her foot hit the platform, a light from Heaven shined brighter than the noon day sun.” She was so empowered by the presence of God. At that time in her life, she was smoking 2 packs of cigarettes a day. In her own words “she was a chain smoker”. In just an instant she was delivered from cigarettes and her life was changed forever. From that moment on, she did not desire to smoke nor did she have any withdrawals from the nicotine or even a smoker’s cough. She made it clear, her Savior took ALL of that away, the minute she gave her life to him. This became her testimony. She lived it every day and just wanted everyone to love one another. She always made this statement “Jesus saved and Him CRUSIFIED!!!”
Visitation will be Saturday, March 7th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm at Cary First Christian Church located at 1109 Evans Rd. Cary, North Carolina. Service will be held immediately after visitation at 1:00 pm, officiated by Rev. Mycal Brickhouse. Memorial contributions may be made to Cary First Christian Church in lieu of flowers.
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