Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. today in Calvary Baptist Church, 1184 Genesee St., for Eddie Mae Jones, 73, who died Tuesday (May 13, 2003) in Buffalo General Hospital after a brief illness. Burial will be in Forest Lawn.
Known as "Edie," the former Eddie McKinley was born in Birmingham, Ala., and was a graduate of the Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing. She worked as a nurse at the Carlton House before she and her husband went into the real estate and car and bus rental business in 1972. They retired in 1995.
Her husband of 54 years, Charles J., died in 1999.
She had a passion for gardening.
Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Jones Freely and Annette Morris, both of Buffalo; three sons, Charles Jr. and Jetone, both of Buffalo, and Gregory of Amherst; three adopted daughters, Jean Morrison and Elizabeth Morse, both of Buffalo, and Jean Diji of Amherst; 12 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.