Barbara M. Jones, 86, of Wheeling passed away during a stay at Continuous Care on Tuesday, December
She was born August 15, 1936 in Utica NY and where she started her career and marriage. Barb
was a caring and giving mother, wife and friend to many. In addition to raising a family, she helped to
manage the Wheeling Civic Garden Center gift shop where she also participated in floral workshops and
won awards with some of her designs! After retiring, she continued to volunteer with the gift shop,
Interfaith Caregivers and Charlie’s Closet. She was an active member of St. John’s Episcopal Church and
later Lawrencefield Parish Church where she served on the alter guild and hosted a soup kitchen many
times over the years.
Barbara is preceded in death by parents Peter and Caroline Cepal, husband Theodore Jones, Brother
Richard Cepal and sister Dorothy Leland. Surviving are her daughter Janine (Robert) Reddy and sons
Greg (Tamika) Jones and Christopher Jones. She passes on memories and history to grandchildren;
Sarah Reddy, David (Elizabeth) Reddy, Seleste Jones, Shamika Baylor and Ryel Tedrow.
Visitation at Lawrencefield Parish Church (44 Kirkside Dr. Wheeling WV 26003) Saturday, December 10, 2022 10:00 am – 11:00 am
immediately followed by a Celebration of Life and a light lunch hosted by her children.
In lieu of flowers, Barbara asked that contributions be made to Charlie’s Closet, a pantry serving the
underserved Wheeling community. Memorials directed to St. Matthews c/o Charlie’s Closet, PO Box
508, Wheeling WV 26003.