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Family pays tribute after Phyllis Jones dies at 103

A family have paid tribute to a 'kind and generous' great-grandmother who passed away aged 103.

Mrs Phyllis Jones

A family have paid tribute to a 'kind and generous' great-grandmother who passed away aged 103.

Phyllis Jones was a great-grandmother of nine and was very close to her family.

Her daughter Elsie said her mum had to sleep at her grandmother's house when she was young as there wasn't room for her with seven brothers and a sister in the house.

Phyllis was a former cleaner at a girls' school and had also worked at a sweet factory.

Elsie said her mum was always thinking of others.

She said: “She used to being home the misshapen sweets and give them to children.

“Everyone that knew her said what a lovely lady she was.”

Phyllis was born in Wales in 1908 and moved to Dowry Street in ccrington when she married husband Joseph at 21. The couple later lived at Lancaster Avenue.

She earned a shilling a week while working at the school.

Elsie, who spent her final years in Woodlands Homes for the elderly on Warwick Road in Clayton-le-Moors, added Phyllis had a bout with TB when her children were young and was ill for six months.

Joseph passed away 39 years ago and Phyllis bought a caravan with her son-in-law Colin and went on regular trips with Elsie, Collin and grandson Daniel .

She also enjoyed yearly trips to Blackpool.

Elsie added: “We'd ask her if she was ready for bed and she'd say no, she never wanted to miss anything.”

Phyllis passed away on Monday, October 15 after contracting pneumonia.

After being widowed she enjoyed a holiday in Germany with her sister-in-law and caravan holidays with family.

She was wife of the late Joseph and leaves daughter Elsie and sons Wild and Maurice.

She was mother-in-law to Colin, Eileen and Dorothy and grandma to Elaine and her husband Stuart, David and his wife Laura, Ian and partner Louise, Michael, Nigel, Alison and Graham and nine great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held on Tuesday October 23 with cremation at Accrington Crematorium.

 
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