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Danette E. 'Nette' Jones

April 2, 2019

Danette E. "Nette" Jones, 60, of Clayton passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse, NY.

A memorial service will be held at River Community Church, Clayton, on Saturday, April 27, at 1:00 PM. There are no calling hours and arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton.

She was born in Herkimer, NY on July 28, 1958, daughter of Rev. Donald Walker and Alma Rose Walker. She was a 1976 graduate of Jamestown (NY) High School and attended both Nyack and Houghton Colleges. She was in the Music for Healing and Transition Program at Upstate Medical Center until her latest illness. She was married to Malcolm Jones for 34 years.

Nette was a home school teacher for her children and had worked as a cook in Western NY. She also catered for her friends and enjoyed playing and singing therapy music for cancer patients. She was a member of River Community Church, played and sang with the Praise Team at the church in the Lighthouse Band, and volunteered for Hospice of Jefferson County. Nette also enjoyed cooking, baking, antiques, interior decorating, running, swimming, gardening, dogs, and helping people.

She is survived by her mother, Alma Walker, Indianapolis, IN; two children, Lyndsey Meaghen Livingston (Jeremy) and Jordan Kenyon Jones and companion Kristen Andreoli; five grandchildren Desmond, Braylyn, Makaylaha, Sawyer, and Tracey; four siblings, Donald Walker (Margaret), Austin, TX, Debora Barbour (Clifford), Indianapolis, IN, Deonne "Becki" Heald (Ronald), Smithfield, ME, and Douglas Walker (Tracy), Nyack, NY; and an uncle, aunt, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Her father predeceased her.

Donations in her name in lieu of flowers may be made to either Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601 or River Community Church, 38844 Bartlett Point Rd., Clayton, NY 13624. Online condolences to Nette's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#7 Jim 2019-04-28 02:03
A sweeter person one would find hard to meet. Her love of other people, her love of music and sharing its magic with others and her faith in God gave her a calming effect to people she would meet. Her own long list of life’s battles gave her a perspective useful in counseling others. She was an inspiration, many times to those around her. God bless you Nette
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#6 Terry Ellis Simson 2019-04-16 05:51
Such warm memories of Nette from Nyack and Amherst Alliance Church. Her laugh was infectious! And she was always such an encouragement to me. Our loss is certainly Heaven’s gain. Looking forward to seeing you again, my friend.
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#5 Kathleen chevier 2019-04-15 22:33
She was a dear friend who shared a very special time in my life. Her light will be missed.
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#4 michele evertz 2019-04-15 21:22
What great fun we had at Delta and Nyack.She was always positive,uplift ing and singing no matter what life was bringing her.My sympathy to the family.May you reflect upon the amazing ways God was pleased to use Nettie throughout her life.
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#3 Kenneth Barton 2019-04-09 22:43
I have so many great memories of our days together in AYF youth group at the Jamestown - C&MA Church. My wife, Jean, and I, had the opportunity to visit with Nette up at Delta Lake Camp 4 years ago with Ron & Carolyn while picking up their grand-daughter from Youth Camp. We had a great visit with her and even enjoyed a picnic dinner together with those at the camp. She will be great missed; but, I look forward to seeing her again when one day we all join together in God's Kingdom with Jesus. I pray the Lord comforts her family during this time with knowing she's with Jesus and out of pain now.
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#2 Dawn Collins 2019-04-08 19:05
I am Danette’s friend and advisor in the Music for Healing & Transition Program. Danette, or “Wonder Woman” as I call her, was an awesome student and her tenacity, great enthusiasm, and strong faith were inspiring. Danette had a great desire to complete the MHTP program so she could continue to serve others. I am sure she is doing that now from heaven. I like to think she has attained the greater accomplishment - she has earned her heavenly wings!
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#1 Sharon Ryder Schank 2019-04-08 12:55
I remember Nette when were teenagers in AYF and Sunday School. I just talked to her last month. My condolences to the family. May our GOD comfort all of you as only He can.
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