Alosia Ellen Jones Sterling was born December 21, 1958 in Lake Charles,
Louisiana. She was the youngest of five children, born to union of the late Paul
Huey Jones and the Late Ella Mae Jones. She was baptized at an early age and
accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at Woodbury Congregational Church
where she served as an Eastern Star. She was a devoted member for over a number
Alosia attended Lake Charles High School, upon graduating from high school she
obtained her bachelor's degree in Speech Pathology at the University of
Southwest Louisiana. She also obtained her Master's in Education at McNeese
State University. Alosia was employed for over 33 years before retiring from the
Calcasieu Parish School System and worked with the Early Steps Program for 20
years. She served on the Executive Board for SP ALS (Speech Pathologists and
Audiologists in Louisiana Schools) as Co-Region Five Representative and the
SPALS Scholarship Chair.
She was a faithful member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. serving as the
34tth Basileus, Silver Star as a 25+ years member, Graduate Advisor for Zeta Pi
Chapter at McNeese State University and also served as the sorority's
representative for the National Panhellenic Council. She was also a member for
NAUW (National Association of University Women) and Krewe de Classique.
Alosia was a loving wife to her husband, Arthur (Pee Wee), for 32 years. To this
union Alosia and Arthur merged two families into one. Their son, Brandon
(Brooke) Bellow of Huntington, Texas and daughter, Jaden Sterling, of Baton
Rouge, Louisiana. They have four grandchildren, Keelan, Kadence, Tristyen, and
Ella, also stepdaughters Monique Sterling of Houston, Texas and Toye Sterling of
Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Cherishing her memories are her three brothers, Michael (Betty) Jones of
Jacksonville, Florida, Gerald (Tammy) Jones, Ronald Jones and one sister, Paula
Jean Kaough all of Lake Charles, LA. A host of Uncles, Aunts, nieces and
Alosia was preceded in death by her father Paul Huey Jones and her mother Ella
Mae Simpson Jones and her grandparents, Gabriel and Mary Simpson.