December 10, 1942 ~ January 22, 2021

Born in: Indianapolis, IN
Resided in: Indianapolis, IN

Wilma L. Jones 78, of Indianapolis received her Heavenly wings on January 22, 2021. Wilma was born December 10, 1942 to the late Wille Roy and Emma L. Rogers. She was the third eldest of nine children. Wilma accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age.
Wilma attended John Hope School #26 and she was a graduate of Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis. Wilma was a proud graduate of Central State University, a HBCU in Wilberforce, Ohio where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She also furthered her education receiving her Master’s Degree from Indiana University.
Wilma was an outstanding first grade teacher for over forty years. She specialized in teaching phonics and stressed the importance of reading to her students and those she tutored. Upon her retirement from teaching at School #54, the leadership named a section of the school library in honor of Wilma.
On July 10,1965 Wilma L. Rogers and Reginald L. Jones Sr. entered into Holy matrimony and to this union two sons were born, Reginald L. Jones Jr. and Jabari Swiatu William Jones Sr. Wilma was a loving mother who also raised her niece Stephanie.
Wilma was a lifetime member of Oasis of Hope Baptist Church. She was a faithful church member who dedicated her life being of service in the church and the community. Wilma served in many ministries including Sunday School teacher and superintendent, Young Women’s Ministry, Vacation Bible School, Women’s ministry, and she served on various committees in the church. Wilma had a giving spirit and was always encouraging others giving support where needed. Wilma loved traveling and family was extremely important to her.
Wilma was preceded in death by her parents: Willie R. and Emma L. Rogers, sisters: Alice Faye Bryant, Emma Jean Rogers, and Wanda Lois Rogers.
Wilma L. Jones leaves to cherish her memory her sons: Reginald L. Jones Jr. (Angela), Jabari Swiatu William Jones Sr. (Kristy), her niece Stephanie R. Russell (Lance); grandchildren Brianna, Makayla, Janae, Jaelyn, and Jabari Swiatu William Jones Jr., Arielle and Alexis Russell; brother: Willie R. Rogers (Jean); sisters: Bennie L. Bradely (Morris), Nina M. Bishop (Richard), Lena B. Barnett, Cassandra L. Rhodes (Walter). Bonus Brother Raymond O. Henson (Natalie). She also leaves loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, a host of family and friends, and her Oasis of Hope Church family.


Visitation: February 4, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lavenia & Summers Home For Funerals
5811 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46218

Funeral Service: February 4, 2021 12:00 pm

Lavenia & Summers Home For Funerals
5811 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46218

View current weather.

Tribute Video

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline
  • Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif.
  • Hidden
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


  1. With our deepest sympathy in your hour of need. God bless all of you.
    Love to All

  2. As a teacher she blessed the lives of hundreds of children as well as her many colleagues throughout her 40 years of teaching. I’m glad I had the privilege of working with her. Rest In Peace, dear friend!

  3. Mrs Jones was one of my best teachers. She taught many children and helped them reach their greatest potential. She was always supportive of me and her smile brightened my days as a Principal at School #54. She was a classy, beautiful lady ❤️❤️❤️

  4. My Prayers and Condolences go to Jabari and Family, I wish you all the strength and guidance that God has for you during this. Look to God for your daily strength because he will always be there for you in more ways than you know. If you should need anything and shoulder or ear I am here for you.

  5. May God wrap His arms of love around you at this time. Our prayers and condolences are with you. We will miss her as well. Wilma had a strong, positive influence to all who met her.

  6. To the Bishop and Family: My thoughts and prayers are with the family at a very trying time. Believe that all the precious memories of Wilma will make it easier to go on in Jesus name. May she rest in peace. Love to all the Family.

  7. Sorry for your lost. Wilma was a wonderful women of God . Sorry I can’t be there with you today, I will continue to keep all of you in prayer.

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook