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Mrs. Evelyn Davis Jones, 65, of Albany, Georgia departed this life Sunday, July 5, 2020 at her residence in Albany, Georgia. Meadows Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn Diane Davis-Jones was born to Alice Marie Coachman and Professor N.F. Davis on October 28, 1954.

Diane was educated at Westover High School in Albany, Georgia but later went on to graduate from Revere High School in Richfield, Ohio. She continued her education at Albany State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education in 1999. She used that degree to educate the youth and physically challenge them in physical and mental education at the school named after her mother, Alice Coachman Elementary.

Diane had a genuine love for children, all children. She never had any biological children of her own, but her heart and spirit were made to love and educate children.

Evelyn Diane Davis-Jones leaves behind many loved ones to include her husband, Bradford W. Jones; one brother, Richmond L. Davis (Judith Macro-Davis), Akron, OH; nine children, the four she raised, Ruqayyah Abdullah, Bahiyyah Abdullah, Naheem Abdullah, Eric Abdullah; five she inherited through marriage, Angelo Bolden, Daphanie Bonner, Chancey Davis, Breanna Jones, Bradford Lawrence; aunt, Dicey Rambo; one niece, Anza Richardson and one great niece and nephew, Bria Richardson and Ryan Richardson; a very special great niece, Antonette (Cindy) Hamilton and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

On July 14, 2020 and July 15, 2020, a public viewing of her remains will be held for family and friends at:
Meadows Funeral Home 315 South Madison Street Albany, Georgia 31701

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  • Sunday, July 5, 2020
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Meadows Funeral Home
  • Friday, July 10, 2020
    Uncle Brad Death leaves a heartache that know one can heal. Love leaves a memory that know one can steal. May God keep you
    ~ Mr .& Mrs. Bruce & Angela Jones ll   Albany, GA
  • Wednesday, July 15, 2020
    Rest in Pease June!!!!
    ~ William L Brown   Albany, GA
  • Saturday, July 25, 2020
    To Ms. Jones' family. Offering thoughts from the bible: Rev 21: 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
    ~ Tammie   Cartersville, GA
  • Thursday, November 19, 2020
    She was the absolute best and sweetest person that anyone could come in contact with. I miss her dearly. But, she's in a way better place. I'll never stop loving her the way she loved me. Rest In Peace Coach Jones.
    ~ Gail Swan   Albany, GA
  • Sunday, March 7, 2021
    Brad I will always keep you in my prayers . I will always miss my cousin Diane . You will always be in my heart . RIP
    ~ Cassandra Grant   Chicago, IL