Helen McWilliams-Jones


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Posted Online: May 07, 2013, 4:59 pm
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Helen Faye McWilliams-Jones, 53, formerly of Rock Island, died Thursday May 1, 2013, in Lauderdale, Miss.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Greater Antioch Baptist Church, Rock Island. Visitation will be from noon until time of service at the church. Burial will be at Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be made to the family.
Faye was born on Aug. 29, 1959, in Meridian, Miss., to Palestine McWilliams and the late Robert Brooks Hubbard. She married Grady Lee Jones on Nov. 28, 2010, in Mississippi.
Faye was known for her loving smile, caring ways and beautiful personality. She enjoyed cooking, dancing and being around her loved ones.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Grady, Lauderdale; mother, Palestine, Lauderdale; son, Demetrius McWilliams, Rock Island; daughter, Dornesha McWilliams, Davenport; brothers, Larry (Denise) McWilliams, John (Lorraine) Young; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Helen McCoy; and her father, Robert Hubbard.














 



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