OBITUARY

Frances Arlington Owens Lacy Jones

November 21, 1920April 8, 2018
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JONES, Frances Arlington Owens Lacy, born on November 21, 1920, departed this life for her eternal home on Sunday, April 8, 2018. She was predeceased by her parents, Viola Edith Owens and Gilbert Walker Lacy; her husband of 54 years, Henry Clay Jones Sr.; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lewis Minor Jones and Daisy Blanche Howell Jones; her granddaughter, Dana DeBerry Vaughan; her brothers, Theodore Sr., David, Thomas, Rawleigh, Gordon; and her sister, Louise. She leaves her four loving children to honor and cherish her memory, Henry Clay Jones Jr. (Linda), Barbara Jones DeBerry, Frances Jones Davis and Rita Jones Shelton (Berry Jr.); grandchildren, Berry III (Holly), Henry III (Lisa), Taman Sr. (Vanessa), Barry Sr. (Tirza), Lewis (Nirja), Tamara (Joseph), Roy Jr. (Claudia), Bianca (John), Joel, William, Naiche and Linda; great-grandchildren, Shelby, Darian, Amelle, Barry Jr., Karina, Yurii, Arianna, Jaylen, Chiara, Brandon, Henry IV, Natalia, Taman Jr., Jon-Luc, Elyssa, Gian-Carlo, Raya, Nadia and Bryce; sisters, Margaret Murray and Esther Owens; sisters-in-law, Marva Owens and Pauline Owens; a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

From the age of six to 18, she was lovingly reared by John Robert and Evelina Massie at Vallambrosa. Members of the family, who were teachers in the Goochland School System, homeschooled her at the Massie home. At the age of 15, she was reunited with her biological mother and siblings, but remained with the Massie family. She joined Emmaus Baptist Church and attended services with her mother and siblings.

A Celebration of Life service will be officiated by Pastor Tommy Fleming, at Emmaus Baptist Church, 2104 Sandy Hook Road, Goochland, Virginia 23063, at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018. Interment will follow at the H. C. Jones Family Cemetery, 10600 Fords Country Lane, Glen Allen, Virginia 23060. No repast. Services entrusted to Woody Funeral Home, Parham Chapel, 1771 North Parham Road, Richmond, Virginia 23229.

  • FAMILY

  • Gilbert Walker Lacy, Father
  • Viola Edith Owens, Mother
  • Henry Clay Jones Sr., Husband

Services

  • Celebration of Life Friday, April 13, 2018
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Frances Arlington Owens Lacy Jones

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Robert and Dorothy G Brooks

April 13, 2018

Find comfort in the precious memories she left with you !!
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Carla Lawrence

April 12, 2018

Dear Family,

I offer my deepest condolences during this time of bereavement. Although cousin Francis is no longer physically here, her spirit and legacy lives on. I will miss her smile, sass and sweet, gentle voice.

With love,
Carla

Bianca Romano

April 12, 2018

UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN, NANA.
- Bianca, John, Jon-Luc and Gian-Carlo

Those special memories of you
will always bring a smile;
if only i could have you back
just for a while.
Then we could sit and talk again
just like we used to do;
You always meant so very much
and always will do, too.
The fact that you're no longer here
will always cause me pain;
but you're forever in my heart
until we meet again.
~ Poem by Zohaad Irfan

Dennis Parker

April 12, 2018

Clay and Linda,
Although I did not have an opportunity to meet your mother, I feel like I knew a lot about her from the conversations we have had over the past couple of years. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and memories about Mrs. Jones and the family. I really enjoyed all of the wonderful photographs that were shared on this site. Your have a beautiful family which I'm sure Mrs. Jones was very proud of.
Sincerely,
Dennis Parker

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Biography

JONES, Frances Arlington Owens Lacy, born on November 21, 1920, departed this life for her eternal home on Sunday, April 8, 2018. She was predeceased by her parents, Viola Edith Owens and Gilbert Walker Lacy; her husband of 54 years, Henry Clay Jones Sr.; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lewis Minor Jones and Daisy Blanche Howell Jones; her granddaughter, Dana DeBerry Vaughan; her brothers, Theodore Sr., David, Thomas, Rawleigh, Gordon; and her sister, Louise. She leaves her four loving children to honor and cherish her memory, Henry Clay Jones Jr. (Linda), Barbara Jones DeBerry, Frances Jones Davis and Rita Jones Shelton (Berry Jr.); grandchildren, Berry III (Holly), Henry III (Lisa), Taman Sr. (Vanessa), Barry Sr. (Tirza), Lewis (Nirja), Tamara (Joseph), Roy Jr. (Claudia), Bianca (John), Joel, William, Naiche and Linda; great-grandchildren, Shelby, Darian, Amelle, Barry Jr., Karina, Yurii, Arianna, Jaylen, Chiara, Brandon, Henry IV, Natalia, Taman Jr., Jon-Luc, Elyssa, Gian-Carlo, Raya, Nadia and Bryce; sisters, Margaret Murray and Esther Owens; sisters-in-law, Marva Owens and Pauline Owens; a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

From the age of six to 18, she was lovingly reared by John Robert and Evelina Massie at Vallambrosa. Members of the family, who were teachers in the Goochland School System, homeschooled her at the Massie home. At the age of 15, she was reunited with her biological mother and siblings, but remained with the Massie family. She joined Emmaus Baptist Church and attended services with her mother and siblings.

A Celebration of Life service will be officiated by Pastor Tommy Fleming, at Emmaus Baptist Church, 2104 Sandy Hook Road, Goochland, Virginia 23063, at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018. Interment will follow at the H. C. Jones Family Cemetery, 10600 Fords Country Lane, Glen Allen, Virginia 23060. No repast. Services entrusted to Woody Funeral Home, Parham Chapel, 1771 North Parham Road, Richmond, Virginia 23229.