Edna Earl Jones

May 22, 1925November 2, 2013

Edna E. Jones, 88, of Melbourne died Saturday (11/2) at the Wuesthoff Hospital. A native of Central City, Kentucky she came to the Melbourne area in 1968 from Germany. A veteran of the U.S. Army and member of the DAV Women’s Auxiliary, Edna had worked at the Patrick Air Force Base Exchange for 33 years. She had been well known at the Exchange and always be cheerful and smiling. Edna enjoyed bowling and would bowl with her league every chance she got. She had been a member of the Northland Church Distributed located in Orlando.

Survivors include her son: Robert (Melody) of Melbourne; daughters: Sandra White of Burke, VA, Dianna (Jerry) Rickard of Palm Bay, Deborah Rodriguez of Melbourne; sister: Thelma Bocken of Texas; 8 grandchildren: Melanie (Weldon) Wirick, Jennifer (Garry) Noel, Jerry Rickard, Derek (Leslie) Rickard, Rodney (Stephanie) Rodriguez, Joshua, Cody, and Lea; 8 great-grandchildren: Alexes Rodriguez, Tyler Wirick, Addison Wirick, Christopher Rickard, Ava Rickard, Ashlee Rickard, Caitlyn Noel, and Hadley Noel.

Friends may call at Fountainhead Funeral Chapel Friday (11/8) from 10:00 until time of service. Funeral Services will be at 11:00 AM at the Chapel with Entombment following in Fountainhead Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations to The Children’s Hunger Project, 2087 Sarno Road, Melbourne, 32935, WWW.THECHILRENSHUNGERPROJECT.ORG, or Florida Aid to Animals, 741 Creel St., Melbourne, 32935, WWW.FLAIDTOANIMALS.ORG. Fountainhead Funeral Home, WWW.FOUNTAINHEADFUNERALHOME, is in charge of services.


  • Calling Hours Friday, November 8, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 8, 2013

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Donald & LaVerne Dobbs

November 9, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers for healing are with your family. Your mom was a strong, feisty, sweet, and caring lady and we felt it was a privilege to have known her.

Cindy and Jeff

November 8, 2013

Dear Debbie and Dianna,
We are so sorry for you loss. Right up to a few weeks ago your Mom would always say she was "feeling all right" when asked how she was doing. She was a strong woman and your care and support for her kept her happy and vibrant for many years. You are the BEST! She is resting peacefully now.

Kim Coney

November 7, 2013

Dianna, I'm thinking of you frequently
And praying for you and your family. Please don't hesitate to call if you need anything.

Steve White

November 7, 2013

She was a fine mother-in-law and a truly loving person. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. My sincerest thoughts and prayers are with her children and extended family.

Brenda Everling

November 6, 2013

Dear Dianna and Debbie,

I'm thinking of you and your family and am sorry for your loss. It's always hard to lose anyone you love, especially a parent. God's peace be with you!

Queen Payne

November 6, 2013

Debbie and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. My great friend will be missed. She is in heaven now, and has finally met my mom. I love them both so much. God give you the strength to get through this time of sadness.

November 5, 2013

Debbie, you should take pride in knowing you gave your Mother additional years on this earth. Without your care and nurturing, she would have missed all these years with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Rest in Peace Edna.

Michelle Sharpe

November 5, 2013

Debbie I am so sorry for your families loss. Edna was such a wonderful person I know she will be forever missed. My prayers are with you and your family.

Frieda Santiago

November 4, 2013

My condolences to the family. Edna sounds like she was a beautiful person inside and out. Dianna could not have been luckier. Now I see why Dianna is always cheerful and smiling, she had a wonderful life instructor. God Bless and may you find peace by always carrying Edna in your hearts remembering her beautiful life.