OBITUARY

Jolene Bragg Day

June 1, 1933June 13, 2020
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Jolene Bragg Day, 87, met her heavenly Father on Saturday, June 13, 2020.

Funeral Services celebrating her life will be held on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Southside Baptist Church 1425 S 7th St, Abilene, TX 79602, with Pastor Blake White officiating. Burial will follow in Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6:00 until 8:00 PM for visitation at Elliott-Hamil 5701 277 S. in Abilene.

She was born June 1, 1933 to Cody and Violet Bragg in their home in West Point, Texas. Jolene attended school in Tahoka, Texas, graduating in 1950 as salutatorian of her class, and then she attended Texas Tech University. She married Billy B. Jones in Lubbock, TX and raised 4 children. She was a stay-at-home mother, who was very involved in her kids’ church and school activities. Another “fond” memory was of mama making us kids lick S&H Green Stamps, pasting them in the S&H Green Stamp book, then cashing them in at the S&H Green Stamp Store. Jolene was one of the original employees of USDA Cotton Classing Office in Abilene in the mid-1970s and worked there for many years. Her hobbies included reading, cooking, ceramics, yardwork, painting, playing the piano, playing cards and dominoes. In her younger days she enjoyed going to the lake with family, water skiing, and trips to Ruidoso, NM.

Prior to moving to Abilene in 1998 she lived in the Lubbock area with her new husband Wayne Day.

Jolene was involved in church her entire life and relied on her faith for spiritual guidance and strength. The longer she lived, the stronger her faith became. She was the rock of the family that kept us together, an anchor in crisis and had a calm and caring demeanor. She made the best Thanksgiving dressing, Christmas fudge and chocolate covered cherries. She loved to try new recipes, especially sweets and desserts. She was a hard worker and instilled the same work ethic in her kids.

She is preceded in death by her parents, sister and brother-in-law Nita and Joe Ramsey, brother Charles Bragg, sister-in-law Carol Bragg and husbands Billy B. Jones and Wayne Day.

She is survived by brothers Jimmy Bragg (Joy) of Amarillo and Jerry Bragg of Houston. She is also survived by sons Bruce Jones (Janyce) of Corpus Christi, Keith Jones (Marilyn) of Midland, daughters Donna Littlefield (Gary) of Abilene, Nancy Jones of Abilene, step-daughters Tina Berry (Tim) of Odessa, Parma Day-Witt (Mike) of McKinney, step-son Danny Day of Jal, NM, 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and other family, friends and loved ones. She is also survived by her life-long friend Claudia Walker of Lubbock.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hendrick Hospice Care or South Side Baptist Church.

The family would like to thank Hendrick Hospice for the amazing care they gave our mother. We would also like to thank South Side Baptist Church for the cards, phone calls and visits they made to mama during her time of illness.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 16, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, June 17, 2020

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Travis Bragg

June 16, 2020

Aunt Jolene,

Thanks so much, for so many wonderful memories. From my earliest childhood, I could feel
your love. I hold you and yours in my prayers.

With all my love
Travis

Janyce Jones

June 16, 2020

Gracious, generous, loving, these are only a few words to describe Jolene. I'm truly blessed to have had her in my life. Thank you for welcoming me into your wonderful family. I will miss you so much. I love you.

Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Staff

June 16, 2020

The entire staff of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home extends our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mrs. Jolene Day.

Diana Reid

June 15, 2020

Wishing you comfort in your time of sorrow. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

Many Blessings,

Diana & Gerald Reid

LESKA CHRISTIE

June 15, 2020

NANCY I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR LOVELY MOM. FROM THE OBITUARY SOUNDS LIKE SHE WAS A WONDERFUL MOM AND PERSON. YOU WILL HAVE ALOT OF FOND MEMORIES OF HER. THINKING OF YOU AND PRAYING FOR YOU ALL.
LESKA CHRISTIE

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