07/01/05 — LAURENA S. JONES

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Died June 28, 2005

Goldsboro resident

Laurena Sutton Jones, 81, of 509 Olivia Lane, died Tuesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Goldsboro Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Elder James Collins will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Jones was born in Wayne County on December 26, 1923, to the late John and Grace Spruill Sutton. Prior to retirement, she was employed as a healthcare technician at O'Berry Center and Cherry Hospital and as a funeral attendant at Hamilton Funeral Chapel.

She is survived by her husband, Benjamin Jones of the home; one son, Donald Ray Jones; one daughter, Grace J. (Thomas) Austin; four grandchildren, Kenyatta D. Jones, whom she reared, Latarsha N. Austin, Thomas A. Austin Jr. and Mauleena King; one sister, Mable S. (Zeb) Langston; one sister-in-law, Eliza Jones; four nephews, Norwood (Mable) Austin, Herman Sutton Jr., Christopher Sutton and Brent Sutton; and a niece, Anjanette L. Reed.

The viewing will be from 3 until 8 p.m. on Saturday at Hamilton Funeral Chapel of Goldsboro.

Condolences may be faxed to 919-735-4725 or e-mailed to hamiltonfc@aol.com.


Published in Obituaries on July 1, 2005 1:46 PM