Tributes paid to former mayoress of Wrexham

Published date: 06 August 2014 |
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ONE of Wrexham’s oldest residents has died.

Tributes have been paid to former mayoress Minnie May Jones, of Wrexham, who died aged 106.

Mrs Jones, originally from Gwersyllt, died at Park Lodge Nursing Home in St Asaph on August 1.

She was born in Gwersyllt and lived in Llay for most of her life before moving into the home.

She served as Mayoress of Wrexham in 1974 when her husband Morgan Jones was the first mayor of Wrexham Maelor Borough Council.

She was actively involved in the role, attending functions and supporting her husband in his ceremonial duties.

Mrs Jones’ only daughter Marion Rowley said her mother was “a dedicated public servant”.

Mrs Rowley said: “She was quite able right up until her last day, which was really good and was so well looked after at Park Lodge.

“Her and my father had a good social life in their council roles. She was a dedicated public servant.”

During the Second World War, Mrs Jones worked in a munitions factory and was always active. She even learned to swim when she was 70 years old.

Mrs Jones was also a member of the Llay Mothers’ Union and was involved with the Meals on Wheels service.

She had two grandchildren John and Julia, and a great granddaughter Holly May.

Mrs Jones’s funeral service and committal will be held at Pentrebychan Crematorium on Monday, August 11, at 3pm.

Family flowers only but donations if desired can be made to St Kentigern’s Hospice.

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