Deretha "Dee-Dee" Jones Obituary

Deretha "Dee-Dee" Mae Jennette Jones

February 18, 1954 - June 26, 2020
Born in Chicago, Illinois
Resided in Vancouver, Washington
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Deretha ”Dee-Dee” Jones was the oldest of 3 children born to the late MaryAnn Lewis and Antonio Mendoza. She attended Catholic schools in Chicago, IL and later went on to graduate with a degree in Political Science.

Deretha was a true matriarch of her family and enjoyed traveling with her husband Ronald, gardening, spending time with her family, and hosting get-togethers. She had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed lasting friendships throughout her life. She will be missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, Deretha was preceded in death by her sisters, Consuella Lewis (1956), Irethia Lewis (2015); son, Dion Johnson (1973); and daughter, Irethia Lewis-Schwartz (1995).

Deretha is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, SFC. Ronald Jones (Ret); her loving family, Consuella Macauley (Lennox), Paul Johnson (Holly), Lakisha Hubbard-Jones; nieces, Maria Lewis (Larry), Shakira Lewis, Sherita Lewis-Morgan (Todd); nephew, Tony Lewis; 5 grandchildren, Brian Hubbard, Dijon Harris, Dalvin Johnson, Cory Smothers and Avanti Smothers; plus 8 great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date with family.




Funeral Home
Evergreen Staples Funeral Chapel
3414 NE 52nd Street #101
Vancouver, WA US 98661