Rosemary Andrea Stukes-Jones was born on Jan. 28, 1952, in Harlem, New York, to the late Isaiah Seabrook and Vivian Stukes.

On Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, she departed this earthly life to be home with her heavenly father.

She attended public schools both in Harlem and Sumter County. In 1993, she met the love of her life and was united in holy matrimony in February 1997 to Larry Jones.

Rosemary accepted Christ as her personal savior and attended Cornerstone Household of Faith, where she served faithfully. She had a love for children and called them all her own "babies."

Fond memories of Rosemary will be cherish by her husband, Larry Jones; her son, Eric Israel Stukes of Washington, D.C.; two sisters, Joyce Phillips of Bronx, New York, and Debra LeSane of Sumter; two brothers, Gerald "Ben" (Isabell) Fludd of Charleston and Larry (Gloria) Stukes of Virginia; her mother-in-law, Earline Jones of Sumter; two sisters-in-law, Gwendolyn (Derrick) McCants of Florence and Kathleen Stukes of Manhattan, New York; five brothers-in-law, Cloyd (Maria) Jones and Jerome Jones, both of Columbia, and Matthew Jones Jr., Micheal Jones and Wayne (Tara) Jones, all of Sumter; four aunts-in-law, Luefenia Glisson, Ivory Benston, Irene Jones and Geneva Jones, all of Sumter; two uncles-in-law, Eugene (Rebecca) Montgomery of Sumter and Mark Jones of Brooklyn, New York; her special godchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other loving relatives and caring friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.

She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Freddie Stukes and Mitchell Stukes.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Beulah UME Church, 2380 S. St. Paul Church Road, Sumter, with the pastor, the Rev. Jonathan Smith, and Pastor Charles Thompson, eulogist. Interment will follow at Stukes Cemetery.

The family will be receiving friends at the home, 917 Jensen St., Sumter.

Job's Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter, is in charge of arrangements.

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