On behalf myself Carl Jones, and of the entire Jones Family, we are heartbroken to announce the tragic loss of our Beloved Mother Cheryl A. Jones.
On April 24th 2021 at approx. 6:30pm, Cheryl (65) was tragically murdered on her front porch while protecting her home from an intruder who was later announced to be a known, 90 year old neighbor from down her street.
The relationship Cheryl had with this neighbor was that of a personal nursing assistant. As this neighbor is estranged from his family and any friends, she alone would provide assistance with grocery shopping, driving to and from doctor's appointments/check up's, and even in home medical care. Cheryl was always known for her selflessness and her unwavering willingness to offer a helping hand. It was her way of living with intention and always paying kindness forward. No good deed goes unpunished. So much so, that helping an angry, demented man would be the ultimate cause of her death.
Moments before the fatal altercation, Cheryl was enjoying a moment of rest with her partner, Earnest, in the comfort of their home when an angry knock was heard from the front door. She went downstairs to answer and found that it was someone she knew well. From there, she believed to be safe. This neighbor surprisingly began forcing entrance into the home and demanded answers for baseless accusations. My Mother remained firm and did not grant him access to her home. This only made this elderly man angrier and while she put up a great fight (he was later hospitalized for eye injuries caused by the weapon recoil), she was met with reckless gun violence and fell victim to four gunshot wounds and was found shortly after left alone on her front porch.
Law enforcement was near by, and proceeded to the residence quickly. Although the murderer was arrested at the scene, my Mother died protecting the home that she lived in for 30+ years, nurtured her children, grand, and great-grand children, & hosted family and holiday dinners. It shattered our family to discover that she was murdered just outside of a place that meant so much to all of us and that she would never step foot inside it again.
Because the murderer is of old age, we do not expect any additional urgency or movement from law enforcement or justice offices. In lieu of court justice, we are seeking legal accountability from the immediate family of the murderer, Clent Morris (90), due to direct family negligence. They failed to provide this man with adequate living support, leaving him to harm those around him who provided the help that his FAMILY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR. They are therefore GUILTY in part of my Mother's untimely and tragic death.
Please find it in your heart to donate to Cheryl's cause and join us in demanding accountability from his negligent family members. She wanted for nothing, was surrounded by the love of her family, and was always there for anyone who needed her.
Cheryl is survived by her 4 children, her 10 grand children, and 12 great-grand children. She will be greatly, greatly missed by all family and friends who she encountered.
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