“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name;
You are mine, you are precious and honored in my sight and I love you.”
Desire M. Jones, was born on Friday, November 17, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York. Growing up in Brooklyn, ‘Tina’, as she was called by family and friends was the eldest of three children. Her father was a Telephone Repairman and her mother was a Social Services Worker.
‘Dez’, whom she later became known as, gave birth to a beautiful son, Rondu, while she attended school in New York City and eventually acquired her General Education Diploma, in February of 1999. ‘Dez’ would be regularly found doing her grandmother’s hair and helping her to cook - two things that she loved to do also. ‘Dez’ went on to pursue her career’s desire and eventually became licensed in the Cosmetology field. Anyone who knew her, knew that her true passion was in “making people beautiful”, as well as, making herself beautiful.
As ‘Dez’ continued her life’s journey, she found herself moving down to North Carolina and eventually settling in Morehead City, where she met and married Alvin ‘Gabby’ Jones, Sr. on December 3, 2004. They both reared children and built a life for themselves. She found her second calling working as a CNA, in Home Healthcare. She brought real joy and comfort to the patient’s and their families as well. She worked tirelessly to ensure that the needs of others were taken care of before her own, like she always did.
‘Dez’ was always taking pictures, traveling and talking to family, friends and generally enjoying the life of a farmer’s wife. Whether she was locked up, locked down or locked out, she was always locked into the people that meant something to her... of which there were many. She had a giving heart, even to a point, where she would sacrifice for herself. A message that all could attest to is that she always tried to stay in contact with everyone and would encourage everyone to contact each other. She was truly blessed to have another chance at life and she took full advantage of it. But no matter what stage she was in her life, she was always willing to put others before herself. She was one person that when she said that she loved you, you knew she really meant it.
‘Dez’ became a born-again Christian and continued to follow her love of the Lord and her love of life at the Faith Tabernacle of Praise Church in Beaufort, North Carolina.
On Sunday, December 13, 2020; just 30 days after the death of her husband, Desire Medina Jones, quietly slipped into eternal slumber; while in the care of Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, North Carolina. In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by her father, Ormond ‘Pickles’ McMaster.
Cherished memories will forever remain in the hearts of: her only child, Sabar Rondu McMaster (Brandi) of San Antonio, Texas; mother, Julianne Bracey; sister, Divenus Parker (Michael) of El Paso, Texas; brother, Stuart McMaster (Ma’Shawnee) of Queensbury, New York; additional family - sisters, Diamond, Shoshannah, Julia Bracey; Latricia, Yolonda, Cassandra Parker, Juette, Lissette and Vennda Carter; brothers, Tony and Michael Parker; step-children, Anthony, Johnathan and Alvin Hester, Quincy and Haleigh Jones and Henry Carter; grandchildren, Ra’Nayah and Brandon McMaster; Anthony Jr., Demetrius, Marcus, John, Laura, Roxanne, Alvin Jr., Dasia, Malaysia Hester, Darius, Naliyah, Jaylin and Ciara Carter, A’Niyah, Noai and Essence Jones, Greg Yancy, Iyonia Coleman, Ayden Parson, Tydesha McGee and Kh’Miya Massey; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.
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