Cherokee Nation Supreme Court Associate Justice Angela Jones
Published August 1, 2018
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation is a mourning the passing of Cherokee Nation Supreme Court Associate Justice Angela Jones, who passed away on July 31, 2018. Justice Jones was 49.
Jones was only the second female ever to serve on the Cherokee Nation’s highest court. She was appointed to the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court by Principal Chief Bill John Baker and was confirmed by the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council on December 10, 2012. She was serving a 10-year term at the time of her death.
Principal Chief Bill John Baker posted the following statement on Twitter on Wednesday, August 1, 2018:
In 2015, Jones received the President’s Distinguished Service Award from the Tahlequah Area Chamber of Commerce, she was a 2017 Cherokee Statesman Award recipient and most recently received the Oklahoma Indigent Defense System 2018 John Adams Award for Outstanding Advocacy.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 3, 2018 at Cornerstone Church in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.