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Obituary for Queen Esther Jones (James)

Queen Esther  Jones (James)
Queen Esther Jones was delivered to her parents by midwife in Crawford, Mississippi on June 11, 1935. She delivered from suffering at Mercy South Hospital by God on August 29, 2020. Between her birth and her death, she lived a life of joy, hope, and love and of trying new things, goal-setting and work.

Queen (or Queenie, as she was oftentimes called by those who knew her well) didn’t have much by way of a formal education, but she had a quick mind and “mad” skills: As a little girl of 7 or 8 she was tutored by the owner of the Atlas store on Chouteau Avenue on how to repair electrical wiring—a skill she used throughout her life by building or rebuilding appliances or repairing frayed wiring around her home. Her beloved Aunt Ethel Sherrod Albert, her father’s sister, taught her to sew when she was two years old. She began making clothes for her dolls and perfected her skills so that she made all the clothes for herself, her girls, and others as an adult. After she retired from her job for the City of Saint Louis, she became a seamstress for Famous Barr. She crocheted, knitted, built furniture, created 3-D pictures, made dolls with real hair she meticulously sewed on by hand, created quilts, gardened and so much more. Examples of her handiwork can be found all throughout Saint Louis in the homes of her family and friends, doctors, and lawyers and across the country from New York to California. When the Queen made anything, she made it to last!

Queen had a strong belief that to have the best of anything one had to use a little “elbow grease” (hard work). Whether it was education or housework, improving health or saving money, she knew that it took effort to be successful. She encouraged her children to participate whole heartedly in school and community. She herself earned certificates for her service civic service and for participation in the IBM Global Services and Postal Service initiatives.
Queen bore three daughters, raised four girls, and was “Bonus Mom” to nine others, but she never made any mention of half or whole or step. For her, they were all her children, and she cherished her role as the surviving matriarch for the many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren she had. She kept photo albums and scrapbooks of each accomplishment, marriage, celebration, news article, and birth announcement of the family she loved.

Queen believed that a person should acknowledge God in everything. She did not boldly claim that she would do anything on her own, but she would say “if it’s the Lord’s will.” At her last hospital stay, she said she wanted to go home. And it was the Lord’s will that she do just that.

was preceded in death by her parents V. Willie James Sherrod (1987), her mother Carrie Hubbard Wallace (1984) and her stepfather Mack Wallace (1969); two husbands, Wolsey Samuel Thomas (1973) and Wilbert Thomas Jones (2000); by her former husband Clyde James Fulgham (2003); her bonus granddaughter Micole DaNeen Fulgham (1996, and ) her bonus daughter Cathlynn Fulgham (2012).

She leaves to honor and cherish her memory her children Vera (Stephen), Minnie, Christine, Diane (Tanuel); her bonus children Gladys (Robert), twins Earline (Robert) and Earl, Cassandra (Kenneth), Clyde Jr. (Melissa), John David (Barbara), Brian, and Kendell; 34 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren, and four great -great grandchildren.

Funeral service Thursday, September 3, 2020, 6:00 p.m. with visitation from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service at Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester Rd., Kirkwood. Interment Friday at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.