In loving memory of

Lucia Juanita Jones
September 15, 1940 - April 17, 2022

Lucia Juanita Jones, 81, formerly of Washington, went to be with the Lord on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022. How appropriate for this Pastor of nineteen years. Her love for her Savior, Jesus Christ, always preceded everything she did.

The daughter of Paul and Fern (Winkler) Ham, both deceased, Lucia was born on September 15, 1940. She was the youngest of three. Her brother, Bob Morrison and sister, Janet Morrison, both preceded her in death.
Lucia married her one true love, William (Bill) Jones on August 11, 1956. They were childhood sweethearts, celebrating sixty-five years of bliss last August.

Lucia loved serving the Lord in any capacity she could. She taught Sunday School, was involved in the Walk to Emmaus, served as Interim Pastor at Asbury Chapel in Ragsdale, and lastly, she was the Pastor of Maysville United Methodist Church in Washington, where she ministered to her congregation for nearly twenty years. She also found happiness in singing, water skiing, bowling and watching sports; but, her greatest joy came from spending time and loving on her family.

Lucia is survived by her loving soulmate, Bill Jones; her daughter, Kim Elaine (Jones) Kixmiller, married to Kim Wayne Kixmiller (deceased); and son, Bill Jones, Jr., married to Cecile (Newland) Jones. Lucia loved on her six grandchildren: Kyle (Carolyn) Kixmiller; Kassi (Parker) Hayden; Kelsey (Trent) Whitton; Kam (Jane) Kixmiller; Joshua (Alodie) Jones; and Jeremiah (Amanda) Jones. Lucia's ten great-grandchildren were the joy of her life: Kinslee and Aspen Whitton; Liam and Everett Hayden; Nile, Esther, Roman and Selah Jones; Jaxon and Piper Jones. They will all keep in their hearts the love and joy received from this great-grandma.

Donations can be made in Lucia's memory to the Maysville United Methodist Church, 2993 West Old Highway 50, Washington, Indiana 47501.

A celebration of Lucia's life will be held at the Ed L. Lee Mortuary, North Chapel, 620 East Viola Avenue, Washington, on Friday, April 22, 2022, 5:00-8:00 pm.

Lucia's funeral service will be Saturday, April 23, 2022, 11:00 am, at the Maysville United Methodist Church. Pastor Jason Johnston will officiate. She will be laid to rest at the Sugarland Memory Gardens. A dinner will follow, where all are welcome, at the Ed L. Lee Mortuary, North Chapel.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

The staff of the Ed L. Lee Mortuary is honored to be of service to Lucia Jones' family during their time of loss.


Donna Mackey wrote on May 1, 2022:

"Bill and Family Just seen that your Lucia has pasted away I really loved her and am so glad I got to see you both before you moved to Indy. We send our love ? to all and love our memories of us being neighbors Sorry for your lost. Will be in our hearts and prayers? Daniel and Donna Mackey"

Ruth King wrote on Apr 24, 2022:

"Bill and family, I can remember the first time I saw Lucia. She attended church with Bill at Asbury Chapel. I think I was 8 or 9 and I thought she was the most beautiful lady I had ever seen. I was right she was beautiful inside and outside. Always loved seeing her . I know she is in heaven where she belongs. Love and hugs to all of you. Ruth King ( one of the Ragesville kids)."

Chuck Smith wrote on Apr 22, 2022:

"I am a better person because of Lucia's example of selflessness and devoted love. I always enjoyed being around her because i knew i would walk away having learned something good that i would try to apply to my life. I am proud to have been considered as a friend to Lucia and part of her and Bill's extended family. I will miss her until we who believe in Christ and have accepted Him into our lives are reunited again.Praise God! Thank you Lucia for all the times you prayed for me and my family. You and your family will always be in my heartfelt prayers. Chuck "

Mike Reed wrote on Apr 22, 2022:

"I appreciated her as a pastor and as a member of the Emmaus community during the time that we lived in Vincennes. Mike Reed"

Patty Jo Burton Hammelman Bobe wrote on Apr 21, 2022:

"So sad to hear this! She was indeed a beautiful soul! My Prayers for Bill and family!"

Connie M. Day wrote on Apr 20, 2022:

"My heart is deeply saddened for the loss to the world, but "Heavens" gain. We certainly know where she is and we will see her again. Praise God! I am forever grateful Lucia ministered to my son Todd when I couldn't get there. Her life is a testimony of who she was in Christ. My love and prayers to her entire family. "

Teri & Chuck Smith wrote on Apr 20, 2022:

"There are no words to express the loss felt by all who love her. The earthly memories of times spent together flood our minds and fill our hearts with unspeakable joy. We find comfort in knowing how well we were loved by her...she made sure we knew it. We find peace in knowing she is with our father, God in Heaven, and that we will see her again! Hallelujah! For the hands that hold you now beautiful lady. You will live on in all the better parts of us!! Love you ever Aunt Lucia"

Lemon Phil wrote on Apr 19, 2022:

"Enjoyed meeting her wonderful lady my prayers are with y"