Ruby Jones’ life celebrated
The celebration of the life of Ruby L.W. Davis Jones
The celebration of the life of Ruby L.W. Davis Jones was held on January 11, in the Sanctuary of Sierra at Inglewood Park Cemetery. The Rev. Paul Jones, associate pastor of Victory Baptist Church, officiated.
Other participants include the Rev. W.E. Jenkins, pastor of Victory; Elder William Hicks of West Angeles Church of God in Christ; Lillie Love, Edith Aubert and Samuel Spann.
Jones, born on Feb. 6, 1916 in Long Leaf, La.,, passed away on January 2. She was one of three children born to Ruben and Lillie Williams, and was baptized at an early age at the St. Rest Baptist Church in Shreveport, La.
She married Morris Davis in Shreveport in 1930. To this union, two children, Peggy Dean and Morris Davis Jr., were born. Following the death of her husband, she later married Robert L. Jones, and this union produced Robert L. (Bobbie) Jones Jr.
Jones moved to California and became a member of the Paradise Baptist Church in 1948. In later years, she moved her membership to Victory to be with her daughter.
A medical technician, she worked at Cedar Sinai Hospital until her retirement in 1970.
Jones was a lady of dignity, elegance, courage and full of faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, husband and son, Bobbie.
She is survived by her son: Morris (Ruth L.) Davis Jr. of Los Angeles; Peggy Dean (Arthur) Revis of Moreno Valley; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Inglewood Park Mortuary was in charge of arrangements, with interment in Inglewood Park Cemetery.
Jazz pianist and organist, Gerald Wiggins, was born on May 12, 1922 in New York. He began classical piano lessons at the age of four and toured with Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Lou Rawls, Eartha Kitt and more. In the 1940s he made Los Angeles his permanent home. He died Sunday morning at Encino-Tarzana Medical Center. Services are pending.
Sean Levert, 39, one of the three members of the R&B trio LeVert, died late Sunday night at Lutheran Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.
Levert fell ill while serving a prison sentence for non-payment of approximately $89,000 in child support. At the time of his illness, he was being held at the Cuyahoga County Jail, while waiting to be transported to state prison to begin serving a 22 month sentence.
Dr. William A. Little was born on February 13, 1941, in Elizabeth City County, Virginia and made his transition on March 1, 2008 at USC University Hospital in Los Angeles.
Maurice Holton was born on May 22, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois to the union of the late Raymond and Dolly Holton. He was the sixth of eight children.
Maurice was educated in Chicago and, while attending Calumet High School, he was active in the arts and drama department, which ultimately led to his relocation to Los Angeles.
After a brief stay at home and a lengthy stay at Brotman Hospital, Maurice departed this life on Sunday, February 17 at 9:40 p.m.
Theora Groves Granville was born on April 17, 1922 in Edwardsville, Kansas. She was baptized at the age of 12 and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. She graduated from Edwardsville High School and attended Summer Junior College in Kansas City, Kansas. After moving to Los Angeles, she attended state college, specializing in the financial field.