Esther Jones

Sunrise: January 4, 1922

Sunset: November 18, 2023

Esther Jones was born January 4, 1922, in Princess Anne County, VA to the late Belford and Annie Jones Armstrong. She was called home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 18, 2023.

Esther was raised in the New Light Community of Virginia Beach, and eventually moved to the West Munden section of Chesapeake, Virginia where she was a longtime resident and family matriarch. She worked for the Chesapeake Redevelopment & Housing Authority, where she retired after many years of service.

All who knew Esther would agree that she was an absolute joy to be around. Esther was a member of First Baptist Church West Munden, where she looked forward to attending church every Sunday. Esther’s favorite pastime was working in her yard and growing vegetables in her garden. She was also an extravagant dresser and looked forward to every opportunity to wear her mink coats and fancy shoes. In 2010, Esther relocated to Fairfax, Virginia to live with her daughter where she was embraced by the community because of her longevity. One of her later joys in life was attending a local adult daycare center.

Esther’s favorite saying was “99 ½, just won’t do! Got to make 100.” Esther lived to be a centenarian; a person who reached the age of 100 years old. She surpassed 100 and lived to be 101. Esther enriched the lives of so many people and will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

A special thanks to Esther’s long-term caretaker, Sandra Wheat, who became a part of the family. She loved and provided in-home care to her for 12 years.

Esther was preceded in death by her daughter, Norma Jean Eaton, son, Jerome Eaton, grandsons Anthony Boone and Pendelton Lydell Sykes II; late husbands, Robert Eaton and Henry Jones; two sisters, Leonia Russell, and Gloria Winfield; two brothers, Milton Armstrong, and Roosevelt Armstrong.

Esther leaves to cherish her memory: daughters, Barbara Baker, Jacqueline Boone, Sandra Jones (Eugene), Pamela Washington (Jerry) and Tracy McKee (Dorsey); 13 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, 14 great-great grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Esther stood as a resilient, strong, and hardworking matriarch, tirelessly dedicating herself to the well-being of her family. She had the biggest heart of boundless love with an infectious smile. Esther’s absence leaves a profound void, yet her memory will be deeply cherished and loved.

Viewing Friday, December 1, 2023 3:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service Saturday, December 2, 2023 11:00am Mt. Carmel Baptist Church 1100 Church Street Norfolk, VA 23510 Interment Monday, December 4, 2023 11:00am Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320

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    Phyllis Custis Sherrill says

    To the families of the late Mrs Esther Jones, may GOD wrap His Loving Arms around you all at this time of pain and sorrow of the passing of “Miss Esther”. (FBCWM , from the Custis,Sherrill and Stancil Families

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    Johnny and Estherine J. Harding of the West Munden Community says

    Deepest sympathy and prayers in the passing of Mrs. Esther. May God bless and comfort you during this most difficult time.

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      Gloria Lamb Jarmon & Family says

      We extend our deepest condolences in the passing of Aunt Esther. May God bless you all and keep you comforted by your beautiful memories.

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    Olivia Wilkins-Martin & Dr. Beverly Cumbo says

    My daughter and I extend our deepest and sincere condolences in the passing of your loved one, the late Mrs. Esther Jones. May the Blessings of The Almighty God cover and comfort you all during this most difficult time.

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      Gail Griffin says

      To Faith & family,

      We extend our deepest condolences in the passing of your grandmother. Be encouraged and let God’s comfort give you strength and peace.

      Love, Gail, Andra, and Larry

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      Sharon Jefferson Tucker says

      To the family of Mrs. Esther Jones, I’m so very sorry for your loss, I’m asking God to continue blessing you
      and as the days pass, I’m asking God to strengthen your minds body and souls at this difficult time.

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    Bernard Thomas says

    To Ms. Barbara Baker and Mrs. Faith Baker Hightower,
    God be Glorified for a life of longevity given to your mother and grandmother. God’s will has been perfected in her life and now she has returned to our creator who sustained her through the years.
    May his peace provide comfort in the days ahead.

    Bernard Thomas

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    Sheila Grace says

    My deepest condolences to all the Family Members of Mrs Esther Jones! A Life Well Celebrated! She was adored by some many at the FBWM community! I couldn’t wait to see what she would wear on Sunday morning! The Original Diva! She left her legacy from generation to generation! Strong and Beautiful Women! God Bless!

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    Michelle Green says

    Pam, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. What a blessing of longevity!!! Take your rest, Mrs. Jones.

    Michelle Green

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