We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Joseph H. Brown, Jr. Funeral Home On site cremation
Luvenia Virginia Jones known as Vinnie or Mama to everyone departed and went
home to heaven after a long battle with multiple illnesses. She was born to the late
Lockett and Maggie Jones; February 1, 1934. Even though she did not finish high
school she was very smart when it came to taking care of her family and her
finances. She moved from her hometown Danville, Virginia to Washington DC to
Maryland where she fell in Cove with Randolph Shelton Sentor. Doing this union,
they had 4 children: Joann, Randolph Jr (Randy), Berita (Stink), and Dana. After
a while, she decided she had to move on. Doing a period in her life she had 2 more
children: Rose (Cook) and Tracy (Trace).
Mama loved life; she loved the Lord. She gave her life to Christ at an early age.
She was always giving God the glory and praise; even when she had bad days, she
would say Lord Jesus help me. Mama would take on anyone who stood in her way.
It seems she wasn't afraid of anything or anybody. Even with her battle with
heart disease and knee deterioration, she was still strong. She was in constant
pain all the time, but she still talked trash to anyone that came across her path.
In the last, I months of her life dementia took a toll on her mind and body. She
still talked trash; she would still be cussing but everyone loved her. She was
surrounded by so much Cove, especially from her son Randolph (everyone calls
Randy). He took care of her 24/7, never stopping, never letting us know how tired
he was, always saying mama and me is good. Finally, she had to have hospice
hospital care. She was transported to Gilchrist Hospice Hospital Friday, June
10th where the angels came and took her home Sunday, June 12th. I sit there with
her as she struggles to try to get her thoughts together; trying to get the words
out of her mouth, I heard her say very softly "LORD WHAT CAN YOU DO ME"? I
cried as I bend down to give my mom a kiss and told her I loved her not realizing
that would be the last time I would see her alive.
In her lifetime mama had families that preceded her in death: 3 children, Dana
Shelton, Berita Gray, Rose Marie Newsome, 4 brothers, Lawson Jones, George Jones,
Dirk Jones and James Jones, 3 sisters, Annie Badgett, Beatrice Saunders, and Hattle
Walker. Mama leaves to mourn and cherish her memory, 2 daughters, Joann Rice and
Tracy Dunlap, 1 son Randolph Shelton Jr, I sister Ida Davis, I son in (aw, Alan Rice,
23 grandkids, 38 great-grandkids, 13 great, great-grandkids, and a host of nephews,
nieces, and friends. If we left anyone out, please forgive us it was not done