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TRANSITIONS: Olivia Jones, long-time exec at H-B YMCA

Posted by Elwin Green on July 21, 2014 at 3:20 PM

UPDATED July 22, 2014, 8:33 pm.

Olivia Jones, who served as branch director of the Homewood-Brushton YMCA for 24 years, passed away early Monday morning.

An earlier, longer version of this story has been taken down in accordance with the wishes of Ms. Jones' family, who have requested a media blackout - other than sharing information about the memorial arrangements - until after Ms. Jones'  funeral. We will provide more complete coverage then. Meanwhile, the arrangements are as follows:

The memorial viewing will be held Friday evening from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m., at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, 271 Paulson Avenue, followed by the funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday, also at Mt. Ararat. 


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Reply C. Matthew Hawkins
3:07 PM on August 11, 2014 
So sorry to hear this. Ms. Jones was a great colleague during my years at HBRDC. She exemplified the spirit of selfless cooperation between social service agencies which, unfortunately, is all too rare. She understood, both in words and in practice, that the entire community benefits, including its various social service agencies, when we cooperate and share information rather than hoarding it and fighting over crumbs, thinking that we can impress the "folks downtown" at the expense of other community groups, organizations and agencies. This is a great loss. R.I.P. Olivia Jones