Jones, Yolonda A., a 40 year resident of Southern California, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2007 in Fullerton. Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Yolonda was 60 when she died. Yolonda was a member of St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church. She was a very honest and loving person that always placed others concerns before her own even when she was suffering and in pain. The world lost another truly good hearted person. She is missed tremendously by those who knew her, but her loving spirit will live with us forever. She is survived by her Husband, John Jones of Rowland Heights, CA; Daughter, Elizabeth Perea of Albuquerque, NM; Son, Jim Jones of Rowland Heights, CA; Son, Thomas Jones of Rowland Heights, CA; Sister, Yvonne (Glen) Galyon of El Cajon, CA; Brother, Michael (Becky) Proo of Torrance, CA; 3 Grandchildren, and 2 Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her Mother, Alyce Proo; Father, Bert Proo; and Son, Rodney Jones. A gathering of family & friends will be held at White & Day Mortuary in Manhattan Beach on Thursday March 8, 2007 from 5 to 7pm, with a Rosary Service beginning at 7pm. The Service will be held at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church in Torrance on Friday at 11am. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City.

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  1. I am sorry to read of your loss. Please accept these comforting words from the Holy Scriptures: “At John 5:28, 29, Jesus said: ‘Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.’ This means that all the dead in Sheol, our loved ones included, will come back to life. (Acts 24:15) Where will this resurrection occur? Psalm 37:29 states: ‘The righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will reside forever upon it.’ Think of what that means! Families and friends torn apart by death will again meet here on earth. As you think of enjoying good times with those whose companionship you once treasured, it is reasonable for your heart to swell with happiness.”

  2. Yola was a very special person to our family, we will ALWAYS remember her. Her laugh, her jokes her phone calls and her emails helped keep our families in touch and together, no matter where in the world we all where. “Yola … we love you, thank you for always being there for not just me and my wife, but also for our children. We know your watching over us now.”

  3. We all will truly miss Aunt Yola. She was always there for all the children. Since I was a kid she was always loving and giving to me and then to my children. Even though we never have lived close by she was always making sure she kept in touch and up to date on our lives. From emailing me recipes of the day to sending the boys little care packages to send her love. I know she is in a better place and full of love and grace and watching us everyday. We miss you and Love you Yola! A part of you will always be part of us.

  4. John, Jim, Tommy, Michael, Yvonne and all our family in California. What a wonderful tribute to Yola you have put together. May God speed your healing. My happiness now is that Yola is free from pain. God Bless you all.

  5. My Darling Yola, Thank you for finding me again. This past year of memories was so wonderful talking about our families, grade school and high school friends. I am not sure what I will do without talking to you at least once a day. I will miss you my dearest friend.Your kindness and generosity was beyond compare.I love you Yola. Judy Higgins 1955-2007

  6. We love you Yola and will miss you terribly. Your love and thoughtfulness was for everyone you ever met. Thank God I was blessed to be your sister. May you now walk with the angels and see everything you have missed in the past few years without pain. Give my love to mom, dad and Rodney and all our family- until we are together again. I love you

  7. To: OOOHBabi@aol.com I really can’t say goodbye because I know deep in my heart you are still with us but in a different way. So Thank You again for all the reminders you send our way. God Bless & Peace Be With You. See Ya Love Sandra -> Send <-

  8. Yola, Oh what a Grand and Wonderful Homecoming celebration Grandma is organizing, giving everyone a job to ready Heaven for your arival. I send my love and prayers to you and to those you join

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