Joyce Denise Nellie Jones

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Joyce Jones was an only child, born to the late Nellie Lee Jones-Diggs and Hightower Jones on October 26, 1949 in Jacksonville, Florida. Joyce was called home to be with her mother and father, her maternal grandparents Ned and Castoria Borders, daughter Mesha, granddaughter Essence, great-granddaughter Morgan, close sister/friend Tina, and mother-in-law Betty Lou Francis.

Joyce attended South High School, and later received her GED. Her drive for nothing less than great pushed her to return to school and obtain a diploma as well as a skill trade in the medical field. Doing what she loved in caring for others, she spread her passion in working through Central Ohio.

As we attempt to define admiration within her immeasurable presence, may she know her labors on earth forever remain the guide for many lives. Let’s all embrace her poetic expressions God embedded throughout her life for the future in her beloved ones and the ones she touched along the way.

Her personality, superlative she stood, supportive was her action. She adored people with no discrimination, her insight was broad so she encouraged the development even in unfamiliar faces. You could bring her any situation and she would devote her wisdom to your circumstances. There was never a time of hesitation nor not finding a solution in regards to your pursuit of happiness. Joyce was raised in a house with love for music so her love for music was an example of the phenomenal woman she was. The swivel in her hips and the pep in her step always brings everyone together which will be gifted to many generations to come beyond her homegoing. Joyce also enjoyed her morning conversations with family and friends. Joyce and her life long sister/friend Marcella, had a connection that kept them together for 60 plus years and had daily conversations of planning a secret getaway about planning their next casino trip. The bond they shared was remarkable. They were the sour patch twins, “sweet and sour”.

Joyce leaves to cherish her memories with her four children, Dayna Jones, Sonya Jones, Mechelle Scott, and Nathaniel Scott, bonus daughter, Tamara. Her grandchildren, Shakia Jones, Elasha Howell, Phillip Staples, Sonnea Bowers, Tyler Scott, Nishele Langford, London Fullen, Alex Hutson, Janaeya Scott, Shamea Hutson, Charles Yeboah, Chase Yeboah, Nalynn Scott, Nathaniel Scott Jr., and Sirreal Scott with 15 soon to be 17 great grandchildren a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and other family and friends.

Visitation 1:00 PM and Funeral Service 2:00 PM Friday, July 1, 2022 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd). To stream the service,read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to The JONES/SCOTT Family, visit


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Condolence Messages

  1. Mrs. Janice Powell

    Sending my Condolences to the Jones family in their time of bereavement. May God comfort the family through this difficult time. Dana and Sonja I pray for your comfort,I know this is hard there is nothing like a Mother, you both ate in my prayers….

  2. Thinking of you all in this difficult time, my prayers go out to your family. May god give you all peace and comfort. Joyce was an AMAZING mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend to so many. She will be greatly missed

  3. lisa evelyn price

    Condolences to the family, I’m so sorry momma had to go so soon, but she in a better place, no more suffering, no more pain, momma Joyce is resting peacefully with the father. To the family you have my deepest condolences. Momma Joyce was loved by many and she will be missed by many, until we meet again, sleep in paradise.

  4. Victoria Fullen

    My deepest condolences to the family. May you find comfort in knowing that she is with the Father and has traded in her old body for a new one that’s free of all pain. May God Grant you His peace,

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