Mother Alberta Jones McDowell ClevelandMarch 28, 1930 ~ April 23, 2021 (age 91)
“A Life Well Lived”
March 28, 1930 – April 23, 2021
Mother Alberta Jones was born to the late Percy Jones and Betty Kimble Jones on March 28, 1930 in Delhi, Louisiana. She was the third child of four children born to this union. Also, she had another sister and one brother. She is the last of the siblings to pass to Glory. She joined the New Zion Baptist Church at an early age under the leadership of the late Reverend I.J. Bradley. She served as an usher for many years and as a Mother of the church in her later years.
She only received a 6th grade education but was a very hard working and dedicated person. Her job skills include a cook at a local restaurant, field work, factory work at Delhi Manufactory, and Master Crafters in Winnsboro, Louisiana.
She loved to cook and fish and care for her family.
She was united in Holy Matrimony in 1948 to the late M.E. McDowell. To this union was born four girls and 2 boys. She had one son when she married. The children are Albert E. Jones, Velma L. McDowell, Vassie L. McDowell, Lester Roy McDowell, Mary Jean McDowell, Glory Dean McDowell, and R.L. McDowell.
In her later years, she married Earnest Cleveland, who preceded her in death.
Her mother, father, grandmother, three children, Lester Roy McDowell, Vassie L. McDowell, and Albert Jones; two grandchildren, Ervin Harris, Jr., and Marcus B. Bobo all also preceded her in death.
She leaves to cherish her memories: three daughters, Velma Bobo (James) of Crowville, Louisiana; Mary Williams (Johnny), Glory Harris, and R.L. McDowell (Jerry), all of Delhi, Louisiana; two Goddaughters, Mirah Haskin of Dallas, Texas, and Maxine Jackson of Delhi, Louisiana; one sister-in-law, Betty Brice of Moses Lake, Washington; three step daughters, three step sons, 16 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and 27 great-great grandchildren. She also leaves to cherish her memories: three very close friends for many years whom she loved dearly and called her faithfully every day, Mrs. Julia Carter, Mrs. Geraldine Davis, and Mrs. Effie Leggins, all of Delhi, Louisiana; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.