Tragically on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, Sarah “Jonesy” Jones, 39, of London, passed away.
Wife and best friend to Mark Facciorusso and daughter to Anne and Baddrie Jones. Mother to Levi and Jordan. Sister of Timothy (Tammy) Jones and Jared (Michelle) Jones. Missed also by her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Josephine and John Facciorusso. Amazing Auntie “Rah Rah” to Tyger, Taylor, Kaleb, Paisley, and Madden.
It might sound trite, since this is an obituary, but it has to be said: Sarah loved her kids more than anything. She embraced her role as a mother. And like anything else she tackled in life, she excelled at it (although she’d never say that).
She had a smile that’d light up the room. But it wasn’t just about her smile. One friend said, “Just seeing her name light up my phone made me light up inside.”
There’s a good reason for that: Of all the adjectives people use to describe Sarah, “big-hearted” is at the top of everyone’s list. She was always open and available, and wanted to know how she could help. And you knew she truly meant it.
Family, friends, and colleagues also describe her as a “straight talker.” Honest. Genuine. Trustworthy.
If you asked for her opinion, she’d give it to you. But she wouldn’t hold back. She’d tell you “raw” whether or not something was a good idea but without any judgment. Because she wanted to truly help.
“We could always count on Sarah to be as real as the days are long, providing the best advice whether you wanted to hear it or not. Her wit, honesty, and compassion are only a few of the qualities I will miss most.”
Sarah had a knack for bringing out the best in people. But she also strived to bring out the best in herself. As managing editor of Business London Magazine, she was passionate about her work. And she used her platform to champion diversity and inclusivity and support local business, to help better her community and the world around her.
Sarah was admired by many. A friend sums it up well: “In my own life, I want to be more like Sarah.”
There was a lot about Sarah to love. Everything, in fact. She will be deeply missed, but her life will be celebrated and she will remain in our hearts forever.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service for the family will be held at Northview Funeral Chapel, 1490 Highbury Avenue North, London on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 3:00 pm. The memorial service will be streamed online for those who are not able to attend in person. Please click the RSVP link to the left of the obituary to register for the online service. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Sarah’s memory are asked to consider the Business and Professional Women Association.