Elisa M. Jones, better known as Lisa, was born on October 14, 1960 in New York City to Ernestine Taylor and Richard Jones. Both parents preceded her in death. Lisa was raised by our strong and wonderful grandmother who also preceded her in death.
Lisa attended and graduated from Benjamin Franklin. She was a loving, caring and carefree spirit, even in the darkest of times. She always found a way to turn a frown into a smile. Lisa is survived by three siblings: two sisters Leona and Michelle Taylor and one brother, Eugene Taylor; two nephews: Thomas and Chris; grand nieces: Evyona, Diamond, Sky, Elijah and other extended family and friends who loved her dearly.
Lisa always loved swimming because of her time spent at the “PAL” Police Athletic League; where she had friends, played lots of games and just enjoyed her time spent in the neighborhood. She loved to have fun, laugh and enjoy the center. Oh! Did I forget to say that her first job was working as a summer camp counselor?
As I look back and remember her favorite times, I remember when she hung out with grandma, the neighborhood friends/ family and favorite nephew, Thomas (Stink). But she loved to babysit all her nieces and nephews. The family was very happy because we had our own in-house babysitter.
Lisa also loved her job working as a supervisor at Burger King at the Midtown Branch location. She enjoyed collaborating with colleagues, friends and enjoying holidays, birthday celebrations, festivities, socializing and hanging out after work in the Midtown/ Downtown area. For me and the family, one of our favorite memories was before she got ill and attended the Carnival Cruise through the Caribbean for a week—nothing like island hopping, water, sunshine and fun.
Elisa departed this life on Sunday, February 12, 2023 in the Bronx at the Special Care Hospital in New York City At the end of her journey, she heard the call of God and found that power to accept the call. She responded to the call, “Yes, I am ready”, and surrendered herself to God’s plan. She trusted God and said goodbye to the sickness that plagued her, the pain, suffering and dismay that she held in silence. She realized that God had a better place and destination for her to be and it wasn't on earth. She knew God had a much better plan, more than she could ever imagine. But in order to fulfill the plan he needed her. So he gladly closed this life on earth so she could begin her new life with him.
In loving memory of our baby sister, Lisa (sister, aunt and friend)
Our sister will always be a ray of sunshine in an otherwise cloudy day. She will be missed without measure. Nothing will ever replace the space in our heart that you occupied we will keep that space in our hearts filed with your memory and experiences baby sister. Together you’ll always be with us.