'Mom' watches over Hagerstown church
Editor's Note: This is the second in a week-long series during National Black History Month recognizing blacks in the area who make a difference in their communities.
By SCOTT BUTKI
Members of Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church in Hagerstown call Lucy Jones, 85, "Mom" and send her Mother's Day cards and she considers them her extended family.
"She is like a mother hen. She watches over the whole church," said Robert Burnett, president of the church choir. While not a choir member, Jones travels with the choir when it sings at functions to provide moral support, Burnett said.
When you spend time with Jones you know you have been "touched by an angel," he said.
"That is something else, isn't it?" she said later.
Everyone in this community knows Jones, said the Rev. Leroy Jackson, the church pastor.
"She is young at heart ... she makes sure everyone is taken care of. We are blessed to have her with us," Jackson said.