Lucinda Jones, 53, of Lansing, NY, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, June 18, 2023, after a short but valiant fight with Esophageal Cancer. She was predeceased by her father, Robert Jones, her mother Carol (Sellers) Jones, her best friends BJ, Shelly, and Kathy, her beloved dog, Oliver, and too many others. She is survived by her life partner of 34 years, Ronald Georgia; her four children, Haley Georgia (Kyle), Emily Georgia, Caelob Georgia (Siraz), and Ethan Georgia; her siblings, Bradley Jones (Brenda), David Jones (Robin), Rodney Jones (Dawn), Douglas Jones (Lori), and Melissa Bower (Dale); and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
She was a graduate of Lansing High School (and TST BOCES’ cosmetology program), Class of 1987. She started her cosmetology career working in various salons, until she took over her mother’s clients in her very own salon, “Off the Top” until the birth of her second daughter. After spending some time being the best stay at home mom on the planet to her 4 children, she returned to the workforce as a food and beverage and event specialist in various positions, most notably at Greek Peak Mountain Resort, The Cayuga Blu Hotel and Ithaca College. She was a beloved boss and a rockstar employee. Her creativity, attention to detail and passion were hallmarks of her professional career.
If Lucinda was not working 80 hours a week, raising her four rambunctious kids (and bonus kids), and giving Ron a stern talking to; she was found enjoying sunsets and a fire on the patio of her “sectional ranch”, rocking out, or sitting lakeside in her RV. Never relaxing but always showing her love through 10-course meals and hors d'oeuvres for friends, family, and just about anyone who was hungry with an emphasis on making sure her home was a home to everyone.
Lucinda was adored by everyone she crossed paths with. She wore many hats throughout her lifetime from life partner, mother, sister, and friend to so, so many. Her fierce and boisterous personality, sense of humor, and ability to always prove a point are just some of the qualities we loved about her. Even in her passing, she kept her sense of humor and made sure there was one date Ron would not forget (Father’s Day), as they often debated (as they did, lovingly, many things) the importance of remembering the specifics of these life events. She never forgot and could not wait to return to all the people she loved dearly who went before her.
Calling hours will be held at Lansing Funeral Home on Friday, June 23, 2023, from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Graveside services will be held at Lanesboro Cemetery in Susquehanna, PA. Details will be announced later. Lucinda handled her diagnosis with grace and strength, and selflessly offered her experience as a learning opportunity to “help the next person”. It was so important to her to spread awareness and to encourage education and development of Esophageal Cancer and its treatment. Even at her worst, she thought about how she could help other children and families who were suffering from this disease. She asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to: St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org). She also asks that you take every opportunity you can to love, have fun and pay it forward, because “life is short and none of us are making it out of here alive”. So, hug your loved ones, make someone smile, and never forget to rock out.
Love you in the morning.