Bernadine “Bernie” Jones
Monday, January 30, 1922
Date of Death:
Monday, February 10, 2020
98 years old
Bernadine “Bernie” Jones
Bernadine Strain Jones was born January 30, 1922 in Philadelphia, PA. She was the daughter of James and Minerva Strain. She died Feb. 10, 2020 at Cottagewood Senior Communities.
Bernie graduated from John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls High School, June of 1940. She married Meredith W. Jones on November 30, 1943. They had one son, James Meredith Jones.
They lived in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Panama Canal Zone, US Naval Bases at Great Lakes, Illinois and Huntsville, AL. The family moved to Florida in 1961 when her husband retired from the U.S. Navy.
Bernadine worked as a secretary at Patrick Air Force Base until her retirement in January 1988. She was preceded in death by her husband and her son.
Bernie loved to travel with bus tours and cruises. She often visited her sister and brothers in Philadelphia. She had five siblings who preceded her in death. Her sisters: Anna Lowry, Elizabeth Strain, Grace Strain and Delores Cadden; and brother, James Strain.
She is survived by her grandchildren: Natalie, Ryan and Galen Jones, and six great grandchildren. She was also cared for by her ex-daughter-in-law, Anne Miers and Anne’s husband Randy.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Pius X Catholic Church on Thursday, February 20th at 10:30am, with Rev. Russell Scepaniak officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
She will be laid to rest with her husband in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.
The family of Bernadine “Bernie” Jones has received the following condolences.
TO Anne & Randy, Natalie, Ryan & Galen & families, We share in your sorrow with the passing of our beloved Bernie, Mother, Grandmother, & Aunt . She was always proud of all of you and happy to be in your company. You all stayed close for a lifetime and gave her such wonderful care & support when she needed it most. She was always a wonderful, caring Aunt to her nieces & nephew and all of our spouses and children as well. She would attend any special occasion she could, willing to fly even in her later years, looking beautiful with her hair and outfits. And she was NEVER LATE for any commitment, arriving AT LEAST 30 minutes before Mass, appointments, parties, dinners, etc. This is one remembrance we will all have of her, since we couldn't always comply! She had such a positive attitude throughout her life and an enjoyable time laughing with all of us through the years. May she rest in God's Eternal Peace with all of her loved ones.