Teal Denise Jones, age 59, of Three Rivers, died peacefully Saturday, April 24, 2021 at home in the comfort of her family’s presence.
Her life began September 15, 1961 in Niles, Michigan, the sixth child born to Duane and Joyce Gillam. She married Darryll Jones July 4, 1980 in Cassopolis, Michigan. He survives.
Teal (also known as “Half-Pint” to her family) was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister.
Teal will be greatly missed by family and friends. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband of forty years, Darryll Jones of Three Rivers; one daughter, LaShandra Jones of Niles; two sons, Darryll Jamar (Katie) Jones and Jevon Jones, both of Three Rivers; eleven grandchildren, James Merchant II, Amya Jones, Jevon Jones, Jr., Nijah Jones, Allison Moore, Michael Jones, Amora Jones, Aliyanna Jones, Addison Hagenbuch, Dylan Payne, Taylor Evilsizor; one great grandson, Jaycee Montgomery; seven siblings, Duane (Donna) Gillam of Cassopolis, Elaine (Gary) Hart of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, Jeff (Liz) Gillam of Cassopolis, Melanie Gillam of Chicago, Kelly (Annette) Gillam of Buchanan, Damon Gillam of Cassopolis, Trevor (Sharon) Gillam of Gilbert, Arizona; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Diane Berry; one brother, Darnell Gillam; and one niece, Koby Gillam.
Family and friends will gather Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, 202 North Broadway Street, Cassopolis, for a time of telling stories and sharing memories.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Cassopolis. Please share a memory or a message online: wagnercares.com.
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