Anita Louise Jones was called home by her Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 3, 2020. Born on September 9, 1955 in Boston, Massachusetts, Anita was the fourth child born to the late John D. Jones and the late Doris M. Jones. She was affectionately known as one of the “little ones” of the Jones family.
Anita was a good student. She attended the Aaron Davis and Sarah J. Baker elementary schools and graduated high school from the Jeremiah E. Burke. Anita continued her education at Roxbury Community College (RCC) where she developed her love of writing, becoming a reporter for the school newspaper, garnering the coveted front page several times. Anita was on the Dean’s List throughout her time at RCC and graduated with an Associate’s degree. Anita worked briefly at Polaroid. It was around that time that Anita met Stedman Bramble, who later became the father of her only child, Ramon.
Anita was a wonderful mother. As a single mom, Ramon became the love of her life. However, her love of people and desire to help anyone who crossed her path led her to pursue a career in nursing. Along with her sister Pat, Anita attended Boston City Hospital’s School of Practical Nursing. She graduated and was proud to begin her career as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
Anita’s first nursing job was at the VA Hospital in Boston. Initially, she was placed on the Neurology floor, which upset her. However, she grew to love working with neurology patients. This ended up being one of many instances in which it seems that God placed Anita, so that she could be a blessing to others. Many years later, when her sister Pat’s children called Anita, frantic because their mother was “acting strange,” Anita knew right away that Pat needed to get to the hospital immediately – she had a brain aneurysm. Anita’s actions saved her sister’s life.
Although Anita had attended church as a child, it was not until her adult years that she joined New Cornerstone Baptist Church, later to become Exodus Faith Ministry, and truly gave herself to the Lord. In 1986, she followed her faith and became a member of Lively Stone Christian Center. There her faith flourished. She joined the choir, served as an usher, and was honored to be a member of the Pastor’s Aide Committee.
Aside from God and her church, Anita’s great loves were her family, food, and birds. Anita loved to be in the company of her family. Except when her health prevented it, Anita took every opportunity she could to attend family gatherings. She was always the one with the biggest smile. Although her health problems often made it difficult, Anita loved to eat. If asked what her favorite foods were, her answer was always: everything! Anita loved birds. She bought herself a pair of binoculars just so she could better see and enjoy them. She loved walking in nature, watching and listening to birds of all types. She also loved her Gospel music!
Anita leaves to cherish her memory, her son, Ramon L. Jones; three sisters, Pamela M. Jones (Willie) of Cornelius, NC; Patricia A. Jones of Dorchester, MA; and Doreen Godare of New York, NY; three grandchildren; two aunts; one uncle; four nieces; four nephews; one great-niece; two great-nephews; and many cousins. She also leaves her church family and many friends, including special friends Rita Becton, Cindy Cabral, Vernice Gordon and Evangelist Anarecko Johnson. She is predeceased by her parents and only brother, John D. Jones, Jr.
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