Jean Jones, 78, a long time resident of Pensacola, died on February 9, 2019.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14 at Oliver Funeral Home in Winona, followed by a graveside service at Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery near Kilmichael, followed by a light lunch there.
Jean was born on July 28, 1940, near Poplar Creek, MS. She was a member of Saint Luke United Methodist Church in Pensacola. She was a member of the Altar Guild and enjoyed being a part of the prayer shawl ministry. She was instrumental in organizing a group which made the Chrismons (Christian Symbols) which still adorn the annual Christmas tree.
Jean was a master gardener and enjoyed growing flowering trees, shrubs, and other plants in her yard. Some of her happiest hours and days were spent planting, growing and caring for her plants. She also grew African violets indoors and was a member of the African Violet Society. She won many awards with her show plants.
She was predeceased by her parents Ezra and Jeanette Applewhite, a sister Grace Willing and a brother James Applewhite. She is survived by her husband of 58 years Gerald Jones, sons Nathan Jones (Linda) and Mark Jones, sisters Janie Burns and Kathryn Applewhite, brothers John and Harris Applewhite, and numerous nephews and nieces.
Jean’s whole life was centered on love. She loved her family, friends, neighbors, her Church and most importantly her Lord Jesus Christ.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Saint Luke budget fund, the Alzheimer’s Foundation, Covenant Hospice or the Polycystic Kidney Foundation.