Eleanor Edith Jones, 91, of South Elgin, passed away June 7, 2019 at Citadel Care Center in Elgin. She was born in Chicago on August 12, 1927 to her loving parents, Arthur and Ellen Elaine Wright (Ganaway).
Eleanor was a graduate of DuSable High School, where she also met the love of her life and high school sweetheart, Benjamin “Benny”Jones. They married on March 8, 1947.
She retired from PACE, where she worked as a Accounting Clerk, Batch Control Supervisor, Accounting Technician, and Accounting Technician II.
She treasured time with family, and together with Benny, they loved their nieces and nephews as if they were their own children. Eleanor will always be remembered as the matriarch of the family who could always be counted on to be a good listener and advisor.
Loved ones will remember her as funny and outgoing. In her free time she enjoyed listening to music, cooking, crocheting, beach parties and travel.
Eleanor was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Benny; and her siblings, Arthur Wright, Arthurine Judkins (Wright), and Gloria James (Wright).
She is survived by her cousins, Cee Cee Thompson, George Wright, Coleen Norman (Wright); and her nieces and nephews, Tammy James, Robin James, Debbie Harrison, Tyree Wright, Arthur (Shusletta)Wright, Kevin Wright, Lisa Wright, Jarrett (Rachel) Judkins, and Jerome Judkins.
Visitation will be 11:00a.m. until time of service at Noon Saturday June 22, 2019 at First Methodist Church of Oak Lawn, 10000 S. Central Ave, Oak Lawn, IL 60453, Rev.Colleen M. Norman officiating. Interment will be private.