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Loretta J. Jones

Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes, Inc.

28 Harding Avenue

Jackson, Ohio 45640

Phone: (740)286-2010

Fax: (740)286-5640


Loretta J. Jones, age 87, of Jackson, Ohio passed away Saturday, July 27th, 2019 at OSU Wexner Medical Center. She was born on July 4th, 1932 to the late John and Lucille (Booth) Harbert.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. Loretta was very active in the community. She was a member of the Jackson Business and Professional Women’s Club, the Jackson City Tree Commission, and a charter member of the Jackson Lioness Club. She also served on Jackson City Council. The community project closest to her heart was Secret Santa which she served as the chairman of for 27 years.

Loretta is survived by her husband, Thomas “T.I.” Jones; two sisters, Rosalie Crabtree of Circleville, Ohio and Flora (Norman) Rhea of Jackson, Ohio; her children: John (Rachel) Jones of Washington, Jeff (Robin) Jones of Indiana, Judy (George) Wastier of Jackson, Ohio; five grandchildren; and twelve grandchildren; two step-daughters, Tina (Gregg) Simon of Tennessee and Joy Jones Wallace of Florida; along with three step-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Jack R. Jones; a great-grandson, Anthony Jones; a sister, Joanna Jones; and a brother, John Gary Harbert.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 from 6-8PM at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Jackson. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 8th, 2019 at 1PM at the funeral home with additional calling hours prior to the service from 11AM-1PM. Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery with Rev. Wendell Vermillion officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Grace United Methodist, 124 Locust Street, Jackson, OH 45640 and/or The Jackson County Heart Support Group, c/o Becky Mayhew, 215 Broad St., Jackson, Ohio 45640. Online condolences may be sent to

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