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Friday, September 13,2019
5:00 - 8:00 P.M.

Saturday, September 14, 2019
1:00 P.M.
Exciting Faith Alive Church
5705 East 32nd Avenue

Rest Haven Memorial Park
4615 East Hanna Avenue
 Tampa, FL 33610


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09/12/2019 10:21 PM



Ms. Joann Reid Jones of Tampa passed away Monday, September 2, 2019. Homegoing services will be conducted Saturday, September 14 at 1:00 p.m. at Exciting Faith Alive, 5705 E. 32nd Street, Tampa, FL 33619, with Pastor Antonio R. Hawkins, officiating.  Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery.   

Ms. Joann Reid Jones was a native of Vero Beach, Florida and moved to Tampa, FL at a young age where she was educated in the public schools of Hillsborough County.

She was employed as a School Bus Driver for the School District of Hillsborough County Transportation Department for over 30 years.  Joann also worked as a Pool Director with the City of Tampa, Parks and Recreation Department, Martin Luther King Jr. Complex and several other pools for many years. 

Joann had a great love for children and she touch the lives of many.  In 1994, Joann relocated to Atlanta, GA where she worked with the Dekalb County, Head Start Program and also worked as a Bus Driver for many years.  May 2018, Joann moved back to Tampa, Florida. 

She was preceded in death by her: grandparents, Willie and Carrie Gibson; mother, Catherine Jones; sister, Betty Orr; best friend like a sister, Shirley Ann White; brother, Ruben Jones and Mack Jones; daughter, Lillian D. Jones; grandchildren, Brianna Jones and Kendrick Denson; and great nephew, Damon Larry. 

She leaves to cherish her memories: daughters, Retronda Jones, Dorinda Jones-Donaldson (Charles) and Clarrissa Jones; son, Freddie Jones, Jr. (Candy); grandchildren, Sakendra Jones (Robert), Theodore Jones, Antonio Jones, Brittish Jones (Mya), Brittany Williams, Brian Jones, Jefferson Davis, III, Arianna Jones, Alexander Burney, Kymora Collins, Jermaine Wimberly and Shaniqua Edwards; 12 great grandchildren; sister, Helen Ruth Taylor; brothers, Bobby Jones and James Jones; a host of nieces and nephews, other sorrowing relatives and friends; special friends, Linda Walker-Windom (Johnny), Rena Young, Linda Shannon and family, Whitflow and family, Carla Smith and Mike Bell. 

The remains will repose after 5 p.m. Friday, September 13 at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue.


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301 N. Howard Avenue 
Tampa, FL 33606-1508
Phone:  813.253.3419 
  Fax:  813.251.4912
Email:  raywilliamsfh@verizon.net         
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