Collier-Butler Funeral Home

824 Rainbow Drive, Gadsden, AL


Belkiss P. Jones

December 17, 1921February 13, 2020

Belkiss (Belle) Jones, age 98, of Gadsden, Alabama, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020. Graveside Services will be held Monday, February 17, 2020 at 2:00pm at Crestwood Cemetery. Father Jose B. Chaco will officiate. Collier-Butler Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Belle was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil . She emigrated to the United States with her husband Albert Jones, a Republican Steel employee. Ultimately they settled in Gadsden for several decades. In addition to caring for her husband and daughter, she relished volunteering at the Holy Name of Jesus Hospital and was also quite active in her neighborhood. She helped in raising her grandsons both in her home and in their school. She stayed very active until her vision failed her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Jones; stepson, Albert Jones, Jr; step grandson, David Campbell; parents, Juan and Amelia de Aruajo Pivello, and many relatives in Brazil.

Belle is survived by her daughter, Mary Ellen (John) Campbell; grandsons, Michael Campbell and Chris Campbell; step granddaughter, Anne (Russ) Ashley; step grandsons, Campbell Ashley and Carr Ashley; special friends Karen Harris and all of her neighbors at Lookout Circle.

The family will receive friends for visitation at St. James Catholic Church on Monday, February 17, 2020 from 12:30 until 1:30 pm prior to the service.

Online condolences may be made at www.collier-butler.com.


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Lisa Evans

February 16, 2020

What a special lady! She truly was one of a kind. Her love for her family and friends was unconditional. I remember how she loved each child that went to St James Catholic School like they were her own grandchildren. She welcomed me and my family into her life and home as if we were blood relatives. I truly loved her and continue to love her family. She will be missed by many!