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Obit – Mrs. Joyce Jones

Mrs. Joyce Jones, a homemaker of the Russell Hill Community, died peacefully at 11:55 a.m. Friday morning January 29, 2021 at the age of 87 at the Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage where she was admitted January 6th following a long period of declining health suffering from Myeloid Leukemia.

Monday morning February 1st funeral services were conducted from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home with Eld. Jackie Riddle and Mrs. Jones pastor, Eld. Scott Rigsby, officiating. Burial followed in the Jones family lot at the Pleasant Shade Cemetery.

One of two daughters and a son, she was born Lynedria Joyce Taylor in the Nickajack Community of Smith County on March 2, 1933 and was the daughter of the late John Bell Taylor who died September 30, 1996 at the age of 92 and Bettie Jane Wilmore Taylor who died September 18, 1992 at the age of 84.

A brother, James Monroe Taylor preceded her in death at the age of 3 years of age on July 30, 1927.

She was united in marriage on May 21, 1948 to Russell Hill Community native Charles William Jones.

Mr. and Mrs. Jones were preceded in death by their daughter-in-law, Vivian Lynn Sloan Jones who did January 3, 2021 at the age of 65 following a twenty three battle with cancer.

Mrs. Jones attended Smith County High School and received her General Education Degree.

She was a member of the Pleasant Shade Upper Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Since May of 2017 Mr. and Mrs. Jones had made their home at the Pavilion in South Carthage when Mrs. Jones health began declining.

She was a faithful pastor’s wife being supportive of Eld. Jones pastorates and traveling with him to the many revivals he conducted.

Surviving in addition to her husband, Eld. Charles Jones, of almost seventy three years are their two children, Jane Jones Shoulders and husband Mike of Carthage; Anthony Jones of the Russell Hill Community; sister, Beulah Mai Taylor Oldham of Carthage three grandchildren, Shane Jones and wife Teresa Beasley Jones of the Tanglewood Community, Jacky Shoulders and wife Vasi of Northbrook, Illinois, Erica Goad and husband Jared of Murfreesboro; two great grandchildren, Tyler Jones and Olympia Shoulders.

The Jones family requests memorials to the Pleasant Shade Cemetery mowing fund.