Mrs. Nellie B. Jones, age 72, of Cottonwood, Alabama passed away Sunday, May 5th at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
Funeral service will be held at 11 A. M. Saturday, May 11th at Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church at 1499 Dyras Road Cottonwood, Alabama with Reverend’s Thomas Dawsey, SR., Richard Davis, Harris Dansey and George Jones, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery with McKinnie Funeral Home of Campbellton directing.
Nellie B. “Tap” Jones was born March 18, 1947 in Jackson, Florida to the late Amos and Loretha Sanders. She joined Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Marianna, Florida.
She was joined in holy matrimony to George Jones, Sr. on October, 8, 1966.
She joined Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church, where she served faithfully as president of the Deaconess and Usher boards until her passing.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Amos and Loretha Sanders; grandparents: Robert and Plassie Sanders & Jeff and Shellie Bellamy; one sister: Plassie Mae Sanders and one brother: Ricky Leon Sanders.
She leaves to cherish loving memories: Her Husband of 52 years, George Jones, Sr. of Cottonwood, AL, Two Sons: George (Lakeysha) Jones, Jr. and Eric Jones both of Dothan, AL, One Stepson: Greg (Adrian) Rich of Atlanta, GA, Four Daughters: Toretha (Chris) Jackson of Ozark, AL; Lacrecia (DeMarcus) Williams of Cottonwood, AL; Ravon Jones of Dothan, AL; April (Thesis) Easterling of Jacksonville, FL, One Granddaughter (she raised as her own): Tiffany Jones of Dothan, AL, Four Brothers: Harry (Eva) Sanders, Henry Sanders, Sammy Sanders and Amos (Mariea) Sanders all of Marianna, FL, Four Sisters: Maretha (Willie) Hall, Rosa (Andrew) Lewis, Sandy Sims, Harriet (Richard) Davis all of Marianna, FL, One Brother-in-law: Collis (Annie Lee) Jones of Cottonwood, AL, Five Sisters-in-law: Emma Jones, Annie Merle (Billie) Barnes and Linda Truitt all of Cottonwood, AL, Hattie Mae Pullins of Dothan, AL and Mary Jo Smith of Mulberry, FL, 11 Grandchildren, 7 Great-Grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and beloved friends.