Irmadene's Story

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Irmadene Jones, 87, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 1:36 P.M. May 10, 2017 at Mount Vernon Healthcare in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born May 29, 1929 in Galva, Illinois to parents, Cleveland and Cleota (Guthrie) Warden. Irmadene was united in marriage to Walter Leroy Jones on February 7, 1949. They were blessed with 47 years of a long, beautiful marriage before he preceded her in death in October 1996.
A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Superintendent Pastor Keith Gray officiating. Interment will follow at Bethel Memorial Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois.
A Visitation will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois.
Irmadene is survived by her children, Kerwin D. Jones of Salters, South Carolina, Lorenzo A. Louden of Bloomington, Illinois, and LaDia Jones-Singh and husband, Christopher Singh of Mount Vernon, Illinois; grandchildren, Jovonna N. Trimble and husband, Andre of Snellville, Georgia, Tony L. Harris of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Lorenzo A. Louden II of Jacksonville, Arkansas, Christopher M. Singh, Jr. of Mount Vernon, Illinois, and Christál Singh of Mount Vernon, Illinois; six great-granchildren; sisters, Mary Thomas of Decatur, Illinois and Christine Bell of Freeport, Illinois; sisters-in-law, Robbie Warden of Sacramento, California and Betty Barr of Homesville, Georgia; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Irmadene was preceded in death by her parents, Cleveland and Cleota (Guthrie) Warden; husband, Reverend Walter Leroy Jones; and siblings, Harold Warden, Kenneth Warden, Leonard Warden, Donald Warden, Howard Warden, Calvin Warden, Geraldine Warden, and Hattie Maxine Conel.
Irmadene and her husband were Foster Parents to many children. She was a member of the First Church of God in Christ, in which her and her husband founded in 1966, where she was a Sunday School teacher. She was on the Committee for the Juneteenth and was President and one of the Founders of the Jefferson County African American Committee. Irmadene was also a member of the NAACP, Rural Gang Intervention, Housing Rehabilitation Grant Committee. Irmadene was a Senior Saints Recipient and won the Black History Award and the NAACP award. In 2003, she was included in a book, We the People, Past, Present, and Future. Her greatest joy was mothering her children, her church family, being committed to the First Church of God in Christ, dedicated to being a help in the community, and spending time with her family. Irmadene was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call (618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.
Published on May 12, 2017
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