Theresa Howe Jones, 83, Ward 8 ANC Commissioner and Consumer Advocate, Dies

Theresa Howe Jones, 83, ANC 8D commissioner, died Monday, July 10.

Born in 1933 and raised in the District, Jones served as the immediate past chair of the ANC 8D, a mother of seven and a fighting voice for her community.

Jones worked with the Southeast Neighborhood House, Chase, Inc. as an executive director and the United Planning Organization as a liaison. But even after her 2014 retirement, she remained active in the community.

“[Jones] retired years ago. However, you would never know. She probably worked harder and longer hours during retirement than working a full time paid job,” said Wanda Lockridge, a longtime friend and mentee to Jones, in a Facebook post. “[Jones] was the ‘go-to person’ who had a wealth of knowledge and resources at her finger tip. She was a tireless advocate for the less fortunate. Never will there be another [Jones].”

In addition to her work with the ANC, she also served on the Anacostia Economic Board, supported the United Black Fund and served as chairperson of the founding board of the Anacostia Community Museum.

Jones has been recognized in her community as a committed community leader. Jones helped troubleshoot overdue bills and resolved tenant issues and other problems.

In 2013, Jones received the Anacostia Community Museum Community Service Award and in 2016 she received the D.C. Office of the People’s Counsel Consumer Advocate Award of the Year.

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