In the town of Collierville, Tennessee on June 28, 1937, a beautiful baby girl was born through the union of John Henry Jones and Alma Nichols- Jones. This beautiful baby was named Elsa B Jones. Elsa shared her young life as baby number six with her seven siblings.
Elsa began her education at Rice Chapel Elementary School and continued her education to graduate in the year 1956 from Mt. Pisgah High School in Collierville, Tennessee.
Shortly after her high school graduation in the summer of 1956, while attending a country town fair picnic, she was introduced to Juluis Walls, Jr., whom would instantly become the love of her life.
On December 29, 1956, they were wed. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to New York State. Through their union, they shared the birth of five children. As a team, they worked hard at various jobs to ensure they provided for their children. In 1963, Juluis and Elsa proudly bought their first home in Wyandanch, NY to raise their family.
Unfortunately, after a 23 year union, the marriage was dissolved. Elsa continued to live in this home throughout most of her life.
In 1967 Elsa came to be employed at Nassau County Medical Center where she worked in the field of patient care. She dedicated her life to this job and was employed there for 32 years until her retirement in 1999.
Elsa decided she wanted to see the world, and that is what she did. She traveled throughout the United States, the Caribbean Islands, England, France, Italy, Germany, and the list goes on.
When Elsa felt it was time to slow down in 2002, she joined the Senior Citizen Program in Wyandanch. There, she found another project to dedicate her life to. She attended regularly, working the front desk as the receptionist welcoming the public into the center. She held this position until 2020 when the Senior Citizen Program was temporarily shut down due to COVID-19.
Elsa was a dedicated Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. Her family was her world and she did her best to care for all of her family members and friends that came to her in need.
In June of 2021, Elsa was stricken with a stroke of which she fought a good fight to recover from. Unfortunately, fourteen months later she was diagnosed with vascular dementia and had a second stroke. On August 25, 2022, she did succumb to this debilitating disease and therefore moved on to be with loved ones previously passed on.
Elsa’s life is celebrated by her Ex-husband Juluis Walls Jr., children predeceased son Ronald Lee Walls, son Stevenson (Ossie) Walls, daughter Brenda Lee Walls, son Clinton Walls and daughter Jacqueline (Ben) Woodson. Grandchildren Julia Keisha Yvette (DeShawn) Womack, Clarrin Odessa (Larry Julio) DeFord, Cheneice Dante’ Walls, Candice B. (Jose Antonio) Quinones, predeceased Michelle Walls, Jammel Marquis Walls, Stevenson Walls Jr., predeceased Missy Woodson, Jacqueline Monique Woodson, Ben Woodson Jr., Tiara Johnson, Tashauna Walls, Alexander Walls, Timothy Walls, and Faith Walls. Predeceased parents John Henry Jones and Alma Nichols-Jones, siblings predeceased sister Azzie Lee (Leroy) Harris, predeceased brother John Henry Jones Jr., predeceased brother J.P. Jones, sister Bonnie Jean (Richard) Davis, predeceased sister Ethel Mae (Walter) Graham, sister Hazel (David) Johnson, and predeceased baby sister Almetra (Granville) Roddie. Elsa celebrates twenty great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Elsa taught everyone to never say good bye. It was always to say “I’ll see you later.” At this time Mommy, Rest In Peace and we will see you later. Until then, you are loved and missed.