Model, singer and former Bond girl Grace Jones is “devastated” following the death of her beloved mother Marjorie Jones on Monday, according to sources familiar with the family.
The 69-year-old star, who released the song “I’m Crying (Mother’s Tears)” in 2008, kept a bedside vigil with her mother in Los Angeles after Marjorie had a massive stroke in mid-September, we’re told.
Business associates revealed that Grace is devastated by the loss, but was happy to have been with her mom until the very end.
Despite doctors’ best efforts, including reviving Marjorie from a coma, she passed away peacefully at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, according to our insiders. She was 90-years-old.
Marjorie was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica, but moved to New York City when her daughter hit the big time and secured a record deal with Island Records in 1977.
She is survived by sons Randolph, Chris, Maxwell and Cor, as well as daughters Janet, Ruth, Pamela and Grace.
“Grace joined the rest of the family the moment she heard Marjorie had a severe stroke just a few weeks ago,” one source revealed. “She was hopeful that her mum was going to pull through after she came out of a coma. Sadly, Marjorie couldn’t make a full recovery and passed away on Monday with her family by her side.”
Grace’s estranged father, Bishop Jones died on May 7, 2008. He was also a musician and played with Nat King Cole, but sometimes found himself at odds with his daughter’s rock star lifestyle. However, Marjorie always supported Grace’s career choices — even singing on songs “Williams’ Blood” and “My Jamaican Guy.”
Jones’ reps could not immediately be reached for comment.
With James Desborough