Geraldine “Gerry” Novelli Jones, age 95, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017 in Cypress, Texas. She was born to Domenico and Giuseppinia Novelli on May 7, 1922 in Galveston, Texas. Gerry attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and later transferred to public school, graduating from Galveston Ball High School in 1942. She was retired from the Galveston County Tax Assessor’s office, where she was the secretary to C.K. Johnson, for 24 years. She married William F. Jones May 31, 1958. She was lovingly known as “MA” by all of her friends and family and she will be dearly missed by all of those who knew and loved her.
Gerry is preceded in death by her parents; husband William “Bill” Jones; and her brothers, Frank, Sam and Tony Novelli.
She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Old Catholic Cemetery in Galveston, Texas. Visitation will be held prior to the Mass beginning at 10:00 A.M
“Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.”