It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Mrs. Victoria J. Jones, 68, of Cross, South Carolina, who transitioned on Monday, May 8, 2023, at Roper Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Please adhere to all COVID-19 Precautions and guidelines when visiting the family and funeral home. Masks are required.
Victoria Jones Life Reflections
On Monday, May 8, 2023, the Angel of Death stopped by Roper St. Francis and ushered, Sister Victoria Johnson Jones home to be with her Heavenly Father.
Victoria was born in Berkeley County on February 7, 1955, to the late Buster and Geneva Johnson of Cross, South Carolina. She grew up in the Cross community and graduated from Cross High School in 1972. At an early age, Victoria became a member of Zion United Methodist Church.
In the spring of 1969 at Cross High School, Victoria met a young man by the name of Leroy *Bricky* Jones. He just enlisted into the US Army and was heading to Fort Still in Lawton, Oklahoma for basic training. Leroy and Victoria caught eyes, exchanged addresses, and wrote letters to each other while he was away. Their favorite song was *Someday, We*ll be Together* by Diana Ross and that*s exactly what happened. This letter exchange between Leroy and Victoria flourished into a beautiful and fruitful 50-year marriage. They celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary April 21, 2023.
After marriage, Victoria joined Unity Missionary Baptist Church where she served faithfully as a member of the Prayer Warriors Ministry, a member of the Senior Usher Board, and the Young Women*s Auxiliary. However, she will always be loved and admired for serving as the Assistant Director of the Sunbeam Choir for over 20 years. Victoria was also crowned *Mother of the Year* at Unity Missionary Baptist Church. Victoria would pray the most powerful and moving prayers in church and for the last 15 years, she has been a dedicated member of Line of Hope Prayer Line. She was truly a servant of God and a true believer that Prayer Changes Things.
Victoria*s beautiful and bright smile could light up a room. She loved to cook big dinners for her family that included her famous macaroni and cheese, brown sugar & pineapple ham, and sweet potato pie. Whenever you stopped by the house, you will never leave empty handed because she will send you on your way with a plate. Victoria was a very fashionable, lively, and stylish lady. Every Sunday when she came to church, she is donned in a in stylish suit or dress and a big, glitzy church hat to match her outfit.
Victoria was the matriarch of the family and the one who kept the family united and strong. She loved her husband unconditionally and she was so proud of her four beautiful girls and her eight amazing grandchildren.
Victoria is preceded in death by her parents, Buster and Geneva Johnson; her two brothers, William Leroy Johnson and Eddie Lee Johnson; and her in-laws, James and Louise Jones.
Victoria leaves to mourn her passing and treasure sweet loving memories: her loving and devoted husband of 50 years, Mr. Leroy Jones of the home; her children: Mrs. Pamela (Samuel) Mack of Atlanta, Georgia, Ms. Tamiko Jones of Summerville, South Carolina, Ms. Shelia Jones of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, and Mrs. Crystal (Fredrick) Thompson of Orangeburg, South Carolina; a sister who was raised by Leroy and Victoria, Mrs. Sandra (David) Thompson of Cross, South Carolina; her grandchildren: De*Andre Thompson, De*ssare Thompson, Tyler Jones, Christopher Greene, Maya Thompson, Morgan Greene, Aidyn Thompson, and Shyra Thompson; her great-grandchildren: Jeremiah and Jayden; her siblings: Mr. Ernest Henry Johnson of Cross, South Carolina, Mr. Tommie (Beverly) Johnson of Goose Creek, South Carolina, Mrs. Bertha (Montell) Johnson, and Mr. Cornelius (Tina) Johnson all of Cross, South Carolina; her sisters-in-law: Ms. Nadine (The Late Nathaniel) Footman of Cross, South Carolina and Ms. Viola Wade of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; brothers-in-law: Mr. Jimmie Jones of Columbia, South Carolina and Mr. Clifford Whitten of Eutawville, South Carolina; a very special aunt and prayer partner: Sis. Mariah (The Late George) Wigfall; her aunts and uncles: Sis Virginia (Jessie) Reid, Sis. Carrie Lee (Raymond) Wright, Sis. Louisa (Silas) Sanders, Sis. Ernestine (Samuel) Gaddist, and The Late James (Rebecca) Gethers all of Cross, South Carolina, and Sis. Earline Mazyck of Charleston, South Carolina; two best friends: Ms. Rena Ravenell and Ms. Martha D. Spann both of Cross, South Carolina; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and sisters in Christ.