Grace V. Jones

Age 92, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully at Heartland Hospice House on Sunday, July 16, 2017.

Born in Middletown, NY, Grace was the daughter of the late Donald Murray and Geraldine (Burhard) Murray Martini.  She worked for the Hotel DuPont as a waitress and hostess in the Green Room and ran the banquet room in the Gold Room.  She was an active member of Middletown Senior Citizens and T.O.P.S.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husbands, Raymond Sharp and Wilmer Jones, her sons, Wayne E. and Raymond F. Sharp, and her sister, Marie Dembeck.

Grace is survived by her grandchildren, Wayne E. Sharp and his wife, Maria, of Alexandria, VA, Tamatha M. Boyer and her husband, Jason, of New Castle, DE and Brian C. Sharp and his wife, Soo, of Dumfries, VA; and her great grandchildren, Wesley Sharp and Summer Boyer.  Also surviving are her siblings, Edward Murray, Ronald Martini, Kenneth Martini and Karen Purta; and special niece and nephew, Dolores and Charlie Rice.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 21st at 11 AM at Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington where friends and family are invited to visitation after 10 AM.  Burial will follow at Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington.  Condolences can be made by visiting


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We wanted to share our condolences with the Jones and Martini family. It is never easy to have to say goodbye to a loved one. The pain of loss can be unbearable. Our Creator promises us that one day this pain will be just a memory. That beautiful promise can be found at Revelation 21:3, 4. Our pain and suffering will be a thing of the past, and we can cry tears of joy as we welcome back the ones that we love so much. We hope you find comfort in those promises.