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Margaret Marie Jones

April 21, 1954 — October 23, 2023

Indianapolis

Margaret Marie Jones “Peggy” “Meg” was born April 21, 1954, in Detroit, Michigan. She was lovingly adopted by Jack Dryer and Marie Healy.

Meg was raised in South Bend, Indiana. After graduating high school in 1972, she decided to further her education at Marion College in Indianapolis, Indiana where she would earn her bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Meg resided in Indianapolis until her time of passing. After graduation from college, she married, through her unions she would have two daughters, Marie Therese “Tessie” Sullivan, and Mariana Ameia Council.  


Meg was a huge advocate of social rights. Through her work with Martin Luther King Multi-Service Center, Forest Manor Multi-Service Center, and finally retiring from Volunteers of America making sure that everyone she met was treated with the respect they deserved, regardless of circumstance, race, religion, gender, or sexuality. Being a lifelong Blues enthusiast, Meg opened Barrel House Blues Supper Club, which was a dream come fruition. Although she had to make the decision to close the doors, it solidified her presence within the Blues community in Indianapolis and beyond.

Meg enjoyed any and everything Blues, although her love of music was not contained to one genre. She also was an avid gardener and enjoyed art in all forms. She loved being around her family (she especially loved hearing Auntie Meg in public by her family that did not look like her)

Meg had a spirit of giving, and through all the trials she went through, her first question was always “How are you doing?”

Margaret “Meg -Peggy” transitioned on October 23, 2023. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents Jack Dryer, Marie Healy, and Daughter Marie Therese Sullivan.

She leaves behind her daughter Mariana Ameia Council-Burden (Timothy), her grandchildren, Angelo Lumbreras (Estela), Jayla Burden, Kiara Middlebrooks (Shakiel Sr), Arturo Lumbreras Jr, Mercedes Burden, and Alonzo Lumbreras. Great grandchildren Nyema, Shakiel Jr, Emmersyn, Amir.

We the family would like to thank the staff of St Vincents and Compassus for the comfort and care they provided to Meg. Also, to everyone who reached out for their prayers and love.

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