Laurie Ann Jones
August 26, 1959-September 19, 2020
Laurie was taken from us on September 19th, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in Redding from complications from a stroke and now rests in the Lords’ arms. She will be dearly missed by so many. At the time of her death she was age 61. She has lived and worked in Humboldt County for the past 10 years. She was born and spent most of her youth in Santa Rosa. She was previously married and had two children, Robert and Elsie, and resided in the Yuba City area before returning to Sonoma County, where she met and married Jack Jones. They lived and raised their family in Cloverdale, as well as living in Del Norte County and Humboldt County.
She made elderly health care her profession for the past 25 years. Most recently, Laurie worked at Silvercrest Assisted Living Apartments in Eureka for the past eight years. She was a kind and gentle caregiver to so many clients throughout Northern California.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Sylverine White, and her brother, Randy Lee White. She is survived by her beloved husband of 31 years, (Jack) John P. Jones, of Arcata, children Robert Sinnott-Jones, Elsie Miller-Jones, step-daughters Casey Jones, Katie Gullet, and Jessica Jones, grandkids Justin and Brenden, Reese, Kayla, Kelsie and Brodie, and Riley, sister Peggy Woods, brothers David White Jr. and Gary White, David White Sr., half sister Valorie Atnip, half brother Derrick Patton and their extended families., also many nieces and nephews throughout California and Oregon, countless close friends, co-workers, and so many others she befriended during her life.
The most precious thing on earth to her was her husband, children and family. She was not only a fantastic mother, she was also a cherished wife and friend. She was an extremely hard worker and attentive caregiver but, she also loved gardening, listening to music, swimming, going agate collecting and beach combing, garage saleing and sharing time and friendship with her daughter Elsie, cooking for her husband (world’s greatest lasagna), spending time in the country with family and friends.
She constantly offered others a kind word and a helping hand wherever she was. She also never allowed anyone to leave her home hungry or cold. Her bright smile and sparkling eyes brought comfort to everyone she met. No one ever forgot Laurie upon meeting her. She could brighten a room with her presence. She was honest and genuine and her presence will be dearly missed from all our lives.
The family wishes to plan a celebration of life for Laurie but, due to restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, social gatherings are at present prohibited. We hope to plan a service for her as soon as possible and will keep friends and family members informed at the earliest possible time allowed. The family wishes to thank everyone for their kind donations, concerns, and condolences during this difficult time of loss and are overwhelmed with the amount of people that contacted us out of their love and concern for Laurie. She meant so much to so many. As sad as it is to miss her presence, know that she is with our lord and she watches over us with love and care each day.
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