In Memory

Christine Matthews (Jones) - Class Of 1977

Christine Matthews (Jones)

LaSalle 1977 Christine (Matthews) Jones

Oct. 26, 1957 - Nov. 24, 2016

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SOUTH BEND - Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”—Psalm 91: 1-3

Christine Matthews Jones (59) of South Bend, Indiana, transitioned to eternal life Thursday, November 24, 2016. She was born to Arthur Louis Mathews and Hazel Martin Pryor in Eudora, Arkansas, on October 26, 1957. When Christine passed from this earthly world she re-joined her husband, parents, her beloved aunt, uncle, sister, and grandparents in heaven and received her wings.

Christine was reared in South Bend, IN, where she graduated from the former Oliver School and LaSalle High School (1977).

Christine accepted Christ and was baptized in the Christian faith. She attended Temple of God.

She was united in holy matrimony to Willie Earl Jones in June 1990 and cared for him until his transition.

Christine was a caregiver to children, families and the elderly. She was a CASA Advocate and Foster Parent.

Christine found her happiness in her children: Taneka and Trenton—her pride and joy.

She leaves many to cherish her memory including her four children: Taneka Jones, Trenton Jones, Willie Jones, and Terry Burton; her siblings, Greta Davis (Henry), Remona Watts (Charles), Carolyn Thompson, Jashay Johnson-Martin, and Charnelle Maefield-Martin, Michael Watts (Debra), Earnest Matthews; her sister-cousin, Georgia Sykes (Isaac) and Ann Sykes (Melvin); 11 grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins; two godchildren, Michael and Michaele Clark; her first love and lifelong friend, Trenton Sturdivant; her closest friends, Margaret Sturdivant, Carolyn Williams, Brenda Campbell, Chris Rivera, and Tyree Kirkland; and many other cherished friends.

Christine's Celebration of Life service will be held in St. Joseph Funeral Home, 824 South Mayflower Road, South Bend, IN, Saturday, December 3, 2016, at 12 PM. Friends and family are welcome to visit 1 hour prior to the service.

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St. Joseph Funeral Home – Mayflower Road


South Bend, IN 46619-2232

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Published in South Bend Tribune on Dec. 1, 2016

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