January 7, 1956 - September 6, 2018
Linda Diane Vance-Jones was born to Howard Andrew Vance, Sr. & Queen Esther Valentine-Vance on January 7, 1956 in Mansfield, OH. She graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1974. Lady Linda Jones was an anointed faithful Praise and Worship dancer since the 1990’s. Her inspiration came from Joy Richardson. Lady Linda began her dance ministry at Eternal Light Church in Canton, Ohio. Her dance ministry was enjoyed by many in our local churches. She danced in many churches in Ohio as well as in the states of Florida, Kentucky, and New York. Lady Linda traveled and danced with her brother, Prophet Michael Vance. Sharing her ministry, Lady Linda taught dance in the Canton City School’s after school program. She also taught Seniors (ages 70 and 80) at Friendship Baptist Church in Massillon and Lighthouse Visions in Massillon. Lady Linda was employed by Canton City Schools for 29 years as a Cross Categorical Assistant for Upper Class Special Education Career Based Students. She also assisted the school secretary in the Freshman Academy & the clinic. She leaves to cherish her memory, her two beautiful daughters Dionne Nicole and Ramona Marie Jones; her three precious grandchildren Adajah & Adarius Moore and Arayah Williams ~ they always had a special place in her heart; her former husband, caregiver, friend and father of her daughters, Jerry Jones; her siblings: Carrell Gandy, Catherine Vance, Howard Vance, Jr., Karen (Caesar) Coney, Rebecca Vance, Leslie Vance, Patrick (Epper) Vance, Ramona Vance; all of Mansfield, OH, Michael (Rhonda) Vance of Columbus, OH and Jay (Lora) Vance of Frankfort, OH. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews and cousins and two special daughters: Lori Stokes & Thea Holling. She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Queen Esther Vance; and her sister, Donita Carter. Lady Linda, we celebrate you as an anointed praise dancer, a role model, a dedicated teacher of dance and an inspiration to us all.
Linda Diane Vance-Jones was born to Howard Andrew Vance, Sr. & Queen Esther Valentine-Vance on January 7, 1956 in Mansfield, OH. She graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1974. Lady Linda Jones was an anointed faithful Praise and Worship... View Obituary & Service Information
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