Marie Jones, 86, long-time resident of Texas City, Texas, passed away April 10, 2013. Her earthly journey has ended and her heavenly journey has begun.
Marie was born September 9, 1926, in Walters, Oklahoma to N.H. and Laura Bailey Henderson. She grew up in Doyle area and attended school at Burrwood, Stone & Old Doyle Schools. In 1953 she married Joel O. Jones. The Jones’ moved from Duncan, Oklahoma to Texas City, Texas, in 1968 and became members of the First Baptist Church. She worked at John Sealy Hospital in admitting and Western Geophysical and donated her time to the Women’s Crisis Center of Texas City, Texas. She left her position at Western Geophysical to support her youngest son, Roy Jones, in starting his new business, Mainland Tool & Supply Inc., Marie enjoyed camping and fishing and was a Houston Astros fan. She was a loving mother of six children, fifteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren to whom she devoted much of her time.
Marie was preceded in death by her parents, N.H. and Laura Bailey Henderson; former husband of five years, William Stotts; brother, Earl Henderson; sisters, Louise Davis and Lois Pogue; and grandchild, Katelyn R. Jones.
Marie is survived by her husband, Joel O. Jones; children, Donna Rochell and husband, Doyce, of Comanche, Oklahoma, Dean Jones and wife, Cheryl, of Texas City, Gene Jones of Texas City, Joe Jones and wife, Angela, of Santa Fe, Debbie Jones of Texas City, and Roy Jones and wife, Sharon, of Galveston; step daughter, Jolene Lewis and husband Don of Healdton, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Darla Rochell, Doyce W. Rochell, Brad Jones, Aaron Jones, Joe Jones, Jake Jones, Maggie Jones, Leslie Jones, William Perkinson, Brandi Brasher, Breanne Brasher, Shannon Carr, Traci Kelso, Jess Jones, and Matt Jones; great grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.
Visitation will be held Monday, April 15, 2013, 4 pm until 7 pm at Carnes Funeral Home in Texas City. The funeral service will be Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Carnes Funeral Home in Texas City with a graveside at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Doyce W. Rochell, Brad Jones, Aaron Jones, Joe Jones, Jake Jones, Jess Jones and Matt Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be William Perkinson, Jamie Carr, Jeff Kelso and Blake Miller.
She fought the good fight, she finished the race, she kept the faith.