WILLIAM FULLER JONES

Died: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018


Visitation

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Nov. 03, 2018
Location: Witherspoon Presbyterian Church


Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., Nov. 03, 2018
Location: Witherspoon Presbyterian Church


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William "Fuller" Jones

Indianapolis - William "Fuller" Jones, Indianapolis, went to his heavenly home on Monday, October 29, 2018, at the age of 81, with his wife, son, and other family members at his side. A Celebration of Life will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Witherspoon Presbyterian Church with viewing starting at 10:00 a.m. until time of service.

During his years growing up in Indianapolis, Indiana, Fuller attended Public School #87 and Shortridge High School. His class was the second class to integrate Shortridge High School. Fuller continued his education at Tennessee State University receiving a B.S. in Business Administration. After starting a career in Real Estate, Fuller returned to school to obtain a Master of Public Administration in Urban Affairs at IUPUI.

His career in Real Estate began working for the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). Fuller managed Lockefield Gardens, a minority housing unit on the near Westside of Indianapolis for several years. He left FHA to work for Fieber & Riley. Fieber & Riley had a contract with the city of Indianapolis to relocate homeowners on the near Westside to make way for economic development projects. Utilizing Stuart's Moving and Storage, Fuller was very successful in completing the endeavor. This economic development project was continued when Fuller started working in the Real Estate Department of IUPUI. Beginning in 1969, Fuller participated in the purchasing and managing of properties bought for the present day IUPUI campus. He was instrumental in developing a relocation plan for the families in the university area that were displaced by the expansion.

Beginning in the 1980's through the mid 1990's, Fuller managed IUPUI's off-Campus Housing. This included the Park Lafayette Apartments and Townhomes and the Shoreland Towers on North Meridian Street, which provided housing for IUPUi's faculty, staff and students.

Over the years, Fuller represented the University on many committees and boards, including Mayor Richard Lugar's Economic Development Committee and Mayor William Hudnut's Housing Task Force. 

Over his four decades of community volunteer service, Fuller was one of the founders of the Citizens for Progress. He served two terms as the President of the Indianapolis Business Development Foundation (IBDF). He served as Treasurer for the Madam C. J. Walker Urban Life Center. Fuller was Co-Chairman of the Tabernacle Presbyterian Recreation Long Range Planning Committee. He also coached basketball at Tabernacle Recreation Center and in The Peace Games.

Fuller was a member of Witherspoon Presbyterian Church for over 50 years. He was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and he was an Associate Member of the institute of Real Estate Management.

Fuller was preceded in death by his parents, Marquis W. and Fannie Jones; brother, Marquis W. Jones, Jr., affectionately known as "Jumbo", and his son, Brian F. Jones.

He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-six years, Rose Marie Jones; son, Bruce A. Jones; sister, Marvalynn A. Jones and brother, Donald E. Jones. He is also survived by his loving sisters-in-law, Deborah L. Fields (Roscoe), Iris J. Embry (Lenwood), Diane L. Mitchell (who he and his wife raised as a "daughter" ), and Vaneice C. Steel, as well as a host of nieces and nephews, family and friends. 

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Pastor Gloria McGowan
   Posted Sat November 03, 2018
In Deuteronomy 31:8 it says; It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”
In John 14:16 Jesus said, And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever;

Family, Be comforted in knowing that Fuller is now safe, happy, healed and in the Hands of a loving God. This same God loves all of you also. We love you and our prayers are with you at this time!
Pastor Gloria McGowan
Murfreesboro, TN

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