Shirley Mae Jones

September 14, 1944 - January 5, 2024

09/14/1944 - 01/05/2024

We regretfully announce the passing of Shirley Mae Jones of Newport News, VA, on January 5, 2024.  She passed away peacefully and comfortably.


Shirley, loving and overly dedicated mother to four, was brought into this world on September 14, 1944, to Earl and Ethel Sanders, and joins her siblings Al and Lea, who also departed too soon.  She will be missed terribly, by her loving sister, Pat.


Shirley dedicated most of her life to her community, where she was an Emergency Communications Supervisor, for the City of Newport News, prior to retiring.  She began this service, when the emergency communications center consisted of: a hand-held radio, set of corded telephones, and a tablet of paper, on which to take notes.  911 did not even exist, at the time.


She is survived by her children: Tonie, Allen, David, and Shelly.


Services to honor Shirley’s life will be private.

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Jennifer Sharp-Warthan
2 months ago

Tonie, Allen, David, and Shelley, so sorry to hear about your Mom. I always enjoyed seeing her! May you keep many good memories close to your heart.

Shelly Smith
2 months ago

Sending so much love your way. About a year ago she FaceTimed me and we chatted for a while. I am so glad I did. ? The world will never be the same.

Tina Acuna
2 months ago

I offer my deepest condolences to the entire family.
May the good Lord grant you strength and peace during this difficult time.

I am heartbroken, Yes, but I am grateful. Grateful for the time I had with her growing up. Spending my summer vacations with her and the lessons she taught me, and for the love she gave me. She will always live on in my memories.
May her Soul rest in eternal peace.
‘TIL we meet again, Auntie.
Love you forever.