Cynthia Dale Jones, “Cindy,” aged 69, of Barbara Lane, Richmond, VA died Sunday, 07 January 2024. Funeral services will be held at Ginter Park United Methodist Church, 1010 W Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227 on Wednesday, 10 January, 2024, at 2:30 PM. Visitation will take place in the same location for one hour before the funeral service, beginning at 1:30 PM. Burial will occur in the Ahoskie, NC municipal cemetery on Thursday, 11 January, 2024 at 11:30 AM. Arrangements are overseen by Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, VA. Ms. Jones was the daughter of the Reverend C. Bailey Jones, who died in 2019, and Virginia C Jones, whose death occurred in 2015. She is survived by her brother, Dr. Robert V. Jones, of Washington, DC, and paternal and maternal cousins. Instead of flowers, Dr. Jones requests contributions to Ginter Park United Methodist Church in memory of Ms. Jones.
Ms. Jones, a Richmond native, was raised in Sandston, Suffolk, Petersburg, and Arlington, VA. Her clergyman-father’s job took the family to these Virginia communities while she was growing up. Her high school diploma was awarded by Washington-Lee High School, Arlington in 1973, and she received professional certification from the Maryland Medical Secretarial School of Hagerstown Business College in 1975. Ms. Jones returned to Richmond in 1975, when her father was appointed Senior Pastor of Ginter Park United Methodist Church. She remained a Richmond resident and faithful member of Ginter Park UMC for the rest of her life, pursuing a 24-year career in medical clerical positions at Virginia Commonwealth University Hospital. When the computer revolution in administrative support proved uncongenial to Ms. Jones, she received further training at the Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center, Fishersville, VA, graduating in 2001. She spent the remainder of her career in Richmond hospitality positions, sensitively supported by vocational counselors from The Choice Group and social workers from Richmond Behavioral Health Authority, until retirement in 2014. From 2018 through early 2020, dedicated and resourceful home health aides from SeniorBridge Richmond allowed Ms. Jones to remain in her own apartment, directing her own life. Music, especially singing, was important to Ms. Jones from childhood on. She was a devoted member of the Washington-Lee High School Chorus and, later, of the Ginter Park UMC choir. Ms. Jones joined the memory care community at Spring Arbor Cottage of Richmond in 2020, where her life -- ended by complications of dementia -- concluded peacefully under the watchful ministrations of devoted caregivers from Spring Arbor and Bristol Hospice.