The city of Suffolk is mourning the loss of someone who dedicated most of her life to the service of students and animals alike.

Rhonda Duman Jones passed away at age 59 on Aug. 22 after a brief but valiant fight with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She was a mother of two and president of the Suffolk Humane Society that occupied her time with education, volunteering and family.

“Rhonda was intelligent, independent and compassionate,” her brother, Mike Duman, wrote in an Aug. 23 Facebook post. “An individual that should be emulated by all for her love of family, dedication to her profession, and willingness to give more than she ever expected to receive.”

View this article at the Suffolk News Herald