Ms. Fonda Vanessa Jelks, age 43 of 615 Bay Springs Rd., Center Alabama, passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2014, at Cherokee Medical Center. Fonda was born in Gadsden, Alabama on November 3, 1970 daugther of Mary Ruth Wright Jelks and the late Frank W. Jelks.
She is survived by 1 daughter, Fanesha S. Jelks; 2 grandchildren, Mary Ky’Leigha Green and Everette Green, Jr.; her mother, Mary Ruth Jelks, all of Centre, AL; 6 brothers, Tyron (Annette) Jelks, Vernon (Cescelie) Jelks, Patrick (Beverly) Jelks, Gregory Jelks, Ricky (Charlotte) Hughes, and Darryl Hughes; 3 sisters, Sandra (Don) Moore, Margie (Zack) Austin, and Teresa Harris; 10 uncles and aunts; a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Her 3 closest friends are Lisa Covington Rucker, Rita Johnson Stover and Karen.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 2:30 PM (CST) at St. Mary’s United Methodist Church With the Rev. Ralph Jelks, Jr. officiating. The body will lie instate at the church from 1:30 PM (CST) until the service time. Interment will follow in Cherokee Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends Saturday at St. Mary’s United Methodist Church from 6 – 8 PM (CST). At other times, they may be contacted at the residence.
Wright Memorial Mortuary, Inc., Rome, GA has charge of the funeral arrangements.