May 23, 1941 – May 20, 2020
Elizabeth “Betty” Harvey (Jones) died peacefully at home on May 20, 2020 at the age of 78.
Elizabeth is survived by her children, Elizabeth Renee Harvey-Davis (Clyde), James Horace Harvey Jr., William Avery Harvey, George Brian Harvey, Tia Monique Harvey-Alexander (Douglas), Albert Anthony “Tony” Harvey, Jaray Everette Mazique (Ronald); grandchildren, Paula, John, Jarius, Hakeem, Nadiyah, Keeyon, Latisha, Israel, Satomi, Shareek, Shatora,Tiari, Emoni, Ashley, Najalah, Yezekiel, Shalaylah, Ahlayasia, Mayod, Anya, Devin, Kevin Jr., Keith, Katelyn, Ronald; sixteen great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; siblings, Mae, Corrine, Shirley Ann, Juanita (BT). She is preceded in death by her parents, George and Pauline Jones; siblings, John West, Willie Lee (Sandra), Ellis, Joseph Clinton “JC”, Alice “Honey” Green, Geraldine “Dean” Onque; and children Michele Corlette Spear, Terrance Darryl Harvey.
Elizabeth was born on May 23, 1941 in Plainfield, NJ to George and Pauline Jones. She was a child of God who loved a good Sunday service and gospel music. Although she had nine children of her own, she was the neighborhood mom and everyone loved “Ms. Betty.” Her smile would light up any room. She was a giver and never missed the chance to make you laugh. Everyone would always wonder how one could spoil all nine of her children. Well she did. Her strength was astounding and even with all of her responsibilities, she managed to attend classes at Essex County College. She was a true artist who loved to draw. She spent many hours drawing and loved to take art classes.
Elizabeth encouraged her children and grandchildren to always work hard and pursue their goals. She was so proud of her family and always longed to be around them. Her generosity was infectious, and she was a true example of a strong, independent women who made no excuses about life. She will forever be missed, but her spirit lives on! WE LOVE YOU!!!
A funeral is scheduled for May 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Tara Garden Chapel. Minister Mary Ellen Lake will officiate the ceremony. Condolences can be sent to dignitymemorial.com. The family would like to thank everyone for their care and support.
Friday, May 22, 2020
Donna Ford Hayes
May 30, 2020
My Betty and my Uncle Jimmy invited me into their home when I was 12 and a half I stayed there until I was sixteen helping them raise their children keeping house going to Barringer high School we will living on Sheridan and hundred and then we moved over to North 5th Street babe and Jack was cross the street with their children we got along pretty good over there there was some good memories over there on North 5th Street just wanted to send my heartfelt regrets for Aunt Betty and her family love you guys.
May 27, 2020
I love and miss you soooooooo much Mama 🥰❤️
May 27, 2020
Mommy, words can not express the way I feel about this whole situation!! U were my rock, my ear, my all!! You left me with a strong, loving family & I will stay in touch with them as u would wish. I will continue to live life & make you proud!! I miss u & love you unconditional!!
May 24, 2020
Mom you are the root to our family tree our branches spreads far and wide your memories will grow in us every day every leaf represents your grandchildren and great grandchildren You will always remain in our hearts
May 22, 2020
My deepest condolences to her family.
Mom Betty was an inspired person, as a lil girl she was a blessing to me and my family glad that we had the chance to see her on our to trip to Florida made sure we made that stop love her greatly..
May 21, 2020
Dear Renee, Clyde, Paula, John Paul, and family- my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I will continue to keep you and the entire Harvey Family in my prayers. May God continue to bless and keep you in his magnificent care and cover you with His unfailing love!
Your Sis and Auntie Jannie~