September 24, 1938 ~ January 11, 2021
Born in: Hiwannee, MS
Resided in: Indianapolis, IN
Marzella (Jones) Grimes was born September 24, 1938 in Hiwannee, Mississippi. She was the oldest of 14 children born to Earlean and IC Jones. A couple of years after graduating from Waynesboro Vocational High School, she moved to Indianapolis, Indiana. Marzella was a trailblazer and the 1st of her brothers and sisters to move to Indianapolis. After she got a job and bought a home, she assisted several brothers and sisters in moving to Indianapolis.
“Mott”, as she was lovingly called, loved playing cards, going fishing and not only would she catch the fish but she would clean them and fry them too. Before retiring she worked several jobs including Allison Transmissions.
Marzella was a member of Pleasant Union Baptist Church until her health failed. She was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 11, 2021 with her three children by her side at Wildwood Assisted Living.
She leaves to cherish her memories her three children: Patricia Ann Beale-Mbacke (Cheikh Abdou), Robert Gray (Katie) of Toledo, OH and Michael Gray (Mary); twelve grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Cathalean Dancy (Taylor) and Shirley Jones; seven brothers: George Jones, Isiah Jones, Ernest Jones (Mary), Jerry Jones (Betty), Billy Jones (Jenene), John Jones (Melissa) and Paul Jones (Ruby): a host of nieces, nephews, loving family and friends who will greatly miss her.