October 10, 2020
Mrs. Clara Lee Jones was born on September 12, 1928, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Clara completed her earthly journey on October 10, 2020, in Houston. She was a devoted woman of God as a lifelong member of Union Baptist Church (Fort Wayne, IN.) and Abundant Life Center (Houston, TX.). Clara was in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) in World War II, an official Legionnaire, a member of the local American Legion Post 148 and an Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her birth parents, Lucie Godbold Johnson and CL Johnson, step parents, James and Amanda Lewis, husband Calvin Jones (Toledo, OH.), son Roosevelt (Rookie) Moore, Jr., daughter Luci Jones and brother James (Jack Rabbit) Lewis. Clara was a graduate of Central High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana and earned two Associates degrees in Small Business Enterprise and Marketing. She had an illustrious career over her lifetime at the Fort Wayne Urban League, Multiple Sclerosis, East Wayne Headstart, the Employment Office, Metropolitan Open Housing Center, the Old Fort YMCA and 20 years at H & R Block. Clara volunteered as a poll worker every time there was an election. She was an avid community activist and served on several different organization boards. Left to cherish her memory are daughters Pamela Jones (Houston), Robin Hurt, Tonya Jones (Houston) and Tiffany Jones; sons James Washington Jr., Greg Jones, Tyrone Jones (Houston); granddaughters Zondra Mills, Rochelle Dunson, Kershee Hurt, Kaseo Hurt and Aliyah Jones; grandsons Larry (Crunch) Jones, Chris Jones (Houston), James McDonald and a host of great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, relatives and friends. The viewing will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2020, at Union Baptist Church, 2200 Smith Street, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Face masks and social distancing is required. The service will begin immediately after with 50 family members only. Interment at Covington Memorial Gardens. Live streaming will be on Union Baptist Church Fort Wayne Facebook and YouTube pages.
Mrs. Clara Lee Jones was born on September 12, 1928, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Clara completed her earthly journey on October 10, 2020, in Houston. She was a devoted woman of God as a lifelong member of Union Baptist Church (Fort Wayne, IN.)... View Obituary & Service Information
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