Wanda Marie Jones, 88, passed away Monday, June 10, 2019, at the Carmel Home. She placed her children first, teaching life lessons by demonstrating her unconditional love, devoted faith and moral commitment. Born in Hawesville, a daughter of the late Venton and Pauline Basham McBride, she was independent, a committed worker, and a self-made businesswoman operating Wanda M. Jones Tax service until her retirement. Ms. Jones was a member of Immaculate Catholic Church where she served on the finance committee, as a greeter and with St. Vincent de Paul. She also was preceded in death by her grandson, Nicholas Clayton Jones; and her brothers, Paul McBride, Hugh McBride, Clay McBride and Charles McBride.
Those who honor her memory include her children, William "Bill" Jones (Theresa) of Paducah, Father Tony Jones of Hardinsburg, John Jones (Susan) and Jeff Jones (Michelle), all of Owensboro, and Mary Jo Jones of Louisville; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Mary Ann McBride; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Her family wishes to express their gratitude for the devoted care of the Sisters, staff, and caregivers of the Carmel Home.
The funeral Mass for Ms. Jones, officiated by Father Tony Jones, will be at noon Thursday at Immaculate Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory where prayers will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Owensboro Catholic School System, 1524 W. Parrish Ave., Owensboro, KY 42301. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.glenncares.com.