Doris Jones


Doris (Dixon) Jones age 68, transitioned on Tuesday April 26, 2022 in Columbus Ohio, at The Ohio State University Brain and Spine Hospital. Doris was born March 23, 1954 in East St. Louis, Illinois to the parents of Arthur Dixon and May (Gardner) Dixon.

Doris attended East St. Louis Lincoln Senior High School where she was a member of several auxiliaries throughout her school years. She received her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene College and worked as a Social Worker at Franklin County Department of Children Services.

Doris gave her life to Christ at a young age and was a current active member of Eagle Rock Church, Pickerington Ohio, under the leadership of Pastor Les Bowling. Prior to becoming a member of Eagle Rock, she was an active member of Rebirth Worship Center under the leadership of Apostle Darren Thomas. As an adult Doris began multiple praise dance ministries. Even through her illness she continued to worship God through her gift of dance. Doris was an ordained minister who lived the life she preached about. She showed love to everyone she encountered.

Doris was predeceased by her father, Arthur Dixon; mother, May Dixon; husband, Kelvin Thomas; brother, Danny Dixon; half-brothers, Arthur Dixon, Leonard Dixon, and Carl Dixon.

Survivors include daughters, Shannon Bushay of Columbus, Ohio and Maisha Pegram of Delaware State; sisters, Carolyn (Anthony) Dixon-Diggs, Sharon (Carlton) McGraw, Dellicea Dixon-Burton, and Robert Dixon; grandchildren, D’Juan Jones, Shantral (George) Francisco, Jasmine Jones, Rai’Shawn Dixon, and Imani Pegram; great grandchildren, Layla West, Giana Francisco, and Nala Dixon; nieces and nephews, Chantal (Miguel) Dixon-Duhaney, Jerian (Leval) Evans, Corey Dixon, and Phillip Stepney Jr.; and a host of great nieces and nephews, extended family, and friends.

Visitation 6:00pm and Funeral 7:00pm Friday, May 6, 2022 at Eagle Rock Church, 6810 Blacklick Eastern Road.

Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery.



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  1. Sorry for your family loss. She will be miss and love by all.

  2. Anthony Carter

    Sorry to hear about your MOTHER’S DEATH, I worked with your mom at MT CARMEL WEST,IN THE COOKS DEPARTMENT she was a good friend and worker. I will miss her.

  3. Ms. Doris was a beautiful and loving woman . I will never forget the times a came in contact with her. She would always say what I needed to hear at the perfect time. My condolences to the Jones Family

  4. I truly adored Ms. Doris. I was blessed to work with her for my three years at FCCS and I always looked forward to seeing her. She always gave me a hard time about the situations I would bring to her room and we would always laugh about it. She will be missed at this agency and no one will ever be able to replace her. Thoughts and prayers to her family, you have lost a great lady. <3

  5. Ms. Doris was such a wonderful person to know. She treated all her “babies” the same as she affectionately provided care to them. During the time I got to know her, she always shared a word of wisdom with me. She will truly be missed.

    My condolences to the entire family.

  6. Sorry for your loss!! Prayers lifted up to you and your family.

  7. Brenda Lee Gray

    To the Family of Doris Jones.
    Sending my sincere and humble condolences to you and your family. Minister Doris will truly be missed. She was a strong warrior and she didn’t let her illness keep her down. Take your bow Minister Doris, God is well pleased.
    Love Brenda

  8. Yolanda Wiley

    Sending my love and condolences to Doris Jones entire family

  9. Connie Y Thomas

    Mrs.Doris I loved you like a Mother.. always full of knowledge and always understanding.. we cooked together, laughed together you were One of A Kind.. To my extended Family Shannon and Maisha.. I love you both Stand Strong.. This may seem like darkness today, but Joy will come in the morning.. Sending my Deepest Condolences

  10. Yolanda Yisrael

    Condolences to the family. Aunt Doris came into my life via my Uncle Nate. Aunt Doris was always loving kind and comforting. She always laughing and smiling it was never a dull moment. She was a very hospitable when I stayed with her on the weekends and feed us good. Aunt Doris will truly be missed.

  11. Christina Chislom

    It has been my Absolute Pleasure to have had a chance to know and love Mama Doris. I will cherish every moment we spent together, every conversation and every gift . I love you so much. You were a walking miracle, I will never forget you. May the comforter be present for this entire family. Coach Mai❤️ Shannon I love you and I am praying

  12. Minister Doris was a kind lady who will be missed. She was a true friend, and I will miss our phone conversations. My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  13. My condolences to her daughter’s & the rest of the Dixon/ Jones family. An angel has entered into the Gates of Heaven. True woman of God. RIH Doris. No more sorrow, No more pain. You fought a good fight until the end. Hugs & love. Shannon & Maisha i love you both & praying for Peace, Comfort & Strength during this difficult time.

  14. Grace Hickman -Towe

    To the family of my dear friend Doris I am so sorry for your loss. She is and always be the most beautiful woman inside and out, oh how I’m going to miss talking and being with her. I love you guys to pieces. I’m only a phone call away. Love You Grace

  15. Gwendolyn Rucker-Carr

    I am so grateful to God for allowing me to be Graced with knowing Ms. Doris. She was a great encourager and inspirational woman of God. She had many gifts and talents which she shared with everyone she came in contact with. She was warm, had an open door policy, and a beautiful smile which could calm any storm. I never heard her complain during her illness. She fought a good fight and kept the faith. She had many mountains to climb and she made it to the mountain top. A great soldier will be missed at FCCS. I send my condolences and prayers to the family.

  16. Abdul Garrett

    You will be missed Aunt Doris I remember spending nights at your house in Columbus….sending love and prayers to Shannon and Miesha..

  17. sheila Lothery

    In this difficult time, may peace, support, and love surround you all. Please know that you all are and will continue to be in so many thoughts and Prayers. PSALM 145:18 Condolence to the family.

  18. Renee Miller

    Prayers Family, I will miss Doris, I have crafts she made for me and cherish deeply– Much Love Renee Miller….

  19. Maryann Thompson & Amy Johnson

    Rest In Peace Ms Doris
    You Will Be Greatly Missed May You
    Continue To Be Missed

  20. Robert Owens

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of such a beautiful human being inside and out. I only got to spend 8 short months with her when I started at Children Services last year but in that 8 months, Miss Doris showed me love I had never felt in the workplace. She has been my continued motivation to stay in school to become a social worker. She will be forever in my heart and missed by all of us!

    Prayers for healing and comfort.

  21. Lisa M. Owens

    To the family of Doris Jones, my condolences and prayers are with you at this time. I celebrate her life for the time we had with her.
    “Doris” such a special name for a special person We met at FCCS and from the beginning we connected in so many ways and that lasted up until she earned her wings. Doris was a special gift given to us and touched so… many lives that came through the system. It was all about the “babies” and meeting their needs. Doris has left her mark and her work will continue on.
    “Doris” was like my “Mama” because she carried the same name “Doris” a angel and friend who I loved so much and knowing that she will always be a part of me while cherishing the many gifts and visions set forth. May God provide peace, love and support to you all.

  22. Doretta Williams

    My deepest condolences to the family. Doris will be truly missed by many! May God provide you peace, comfort and strength today, tomorrow and always.

  23. JenDina Bowers

    Ms. Doris you have made a tremendous impact on the lives you’ve touched inside and outside of the agency of Children Services. You were a GEM! I loved every moment our paths got to cross and I’m confident in your transition you will find PEACE & JOY. Until we see each other again someday, take good care my friend! Deepest condolences to the family but know you have an ANGEL watching over you always…

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