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Pinecrest Funeral Home & Memorial Park

7401 Highway 5 N, Alexander, AR

OBITUARY

Zella Mae Jones

January 16, 1922June 22, 2020

Zella Mae Jones, 98, passed away at home June 22, 2020. Born January 16, 1922, in Clarksville, Texas. She was a dedicated mother to four children. Sister Zella Mae loved the Lord. She spent 62 years working in various roles at the Missionary Baptist Seminary. She was a faithful member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church for over 65 years. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Carlton “Dick” Jones, and son Johnny Jones. She is survived by her daughters Dorothy Youso, Paula Daniel, and Carla Jones, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorials can be made to the Missionary Baptist Seminary. To share a memory of Mrs. Jones with her family visit www.pinecrestmemorialpark.com

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, June 27, 2020

Memories

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Jan Smith

July 2, 2020

Zella Mae was the first person I met at Antioch Baptist Church. I met her in the parking lot. She walked with me into the building, and led me to the Sunday School class I was to be in. I will never forget that. A special lady always helping others, and serving her Lord.

Jennifer Knight

June 28, 2020

Since I met Sis. Zella, I think 17 years ago, she didn't miss sending me a birthday card and scriptures every year until these last couple. I'd moved and we lost touch. She was an encourager and loved sister in Christ. So glad to be back in touch with our Nathan. I can still hear her voice saying his name in my ear.

Glyna Stevenson Patterson

June 28, 2020

What a beautiful woman of God she was. I’m Fred Stevenson’s daughter and know how much love and respect Daddy had for both Dick and Zella Mae. I remember both of them very well and their contributions to those whose hearing impairments may have otherwise potentially excluded them from the message of God’s saving grace.
Glyna Stevenson Patterson

Mitch Kawahara

June 28, 2020

Sister Zella Mae Jones was an amazing Christian lady to me. She was such a wonderful friends to all the people she came cross in her long life.

She was my English teacher while I was a student at the Missionary Baptist Seminary in Little Rock. She was my first native speaker of English while I wasn’t able to understand the language. I do owe her much.

She was a great missionary helper who worked in the office of Unity Missionary Baptist Church in Little Rock after she retired from the seminary. She did so many things needed to be done for the missionaries sponsored by the church I neither saw nor know myself since I have been doing mission work far away from the city, Yokohama, Japan. I do owe her much.

I thank God for saving her soul and blessing her life though Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord. May God continue blessing all the family members of this great lady !

Mitch and Akiko Kawahara
Yokohama
Japan

Jalynn Johnson

June 28, 2020

Ms Zella Mae and Bro. Dick were special friends of our family’s all of my life, and when you four kids were very small, you all came out to our place at Landmark for visits fairly often. My father was Fred Stevenson. a teacher at the seminary along with your mom. When Daddy had to spend 13 months at the sanitorium at Booneville due to tuberculosis, Bro. Dick was a very good and helpful friend. You had wonderful, Godly people for parents. May God carry you through the difficult days ahead.

Edgar Sutton

June 28, 2020

Dear Family, Sister Zella Mae was a great Christian lady and teacher to so many. I have known her for more than 68 years. She has always been joyous to talk with. She has lived such a long life and set many examples for us to follow. I am thankful she was my dear friend. May God bless you all.

CYNTHIA Myers

June 27, 2020

i will certainly miss my phone calls with "Aunt Zella Mae" as she was able to give me so much family history. She was my father's only sibling. She loved her 3 daughters and 1 son and basically raised them by herself when her husband died. Even though Uncle Dick died when I was very young I remember him bringing fireworks to Gilmer, TX (probably at Christmas) for us children to enjoy! I also remember attending his funeral 60+ years ago. Zella Mae was not able to attend her brother's memorial service (my father, Lewis Richard Mosley) but she wrote a letter that Marshall Mosley (grandson) read at his two memorial services. Zella Mae also wrote a memoir for my grandson's ancestry project at school in which she told about life during the Great Depression and World War II. She was so good at history and recall. So thankful that she is now rejoicing in Heaven with her many family and loved ones. My mother always said "you are just like your Aunt Zella Mae" which I took as a compliment!

Cynthia Mosley Myers - Bedford (DFW), Texas

Carnell Proctor

June 26, 2020

Dorothy, Paula, Carla, & families: Ms. Zella Mae was such a special blessing in my life, from the time they came to Gould when I was a young girl until my last phone visit with her at last Christmas. What a heart she had!!! How she loved her Lord & her family!!! Your dad baptized me when I was 12 yrs old at Landmark Church in Gould, so he has a special place in my heart, too. Your parents were special friends to mine, Carl & Marnell Knight. I remember when you girls were brought into the home filled with love & care.... God blessed all of you when Bro. Jones & Ms. Zella Mae became yours!! God bless you all, give peace to your hearts... Heaven just gets sweeter all the time! My love & prayers, Carnell Knight Proctor

Amy Moseley

June 26, 2020

When I was in Elementary school at Arkansas Baptist I was always in Laurie's class & Ms Zella always went on every field trip with us & we never rode the bus she always transported us with love & care to every field trip, after school programs or practices. She was the sweetest lady & we all felt like her grandchildren!! Rest in Peace Ms Zella

Carol walker

June 26, 2020

Such a beautiful Christian lady. I can only imagine the big
reunion going on in Heaven. Zella Mae was a quiet but powerful and she was such a blessing to seminary students and also to the Deaf. RIP Mrs Zella Mae.

FROM THE FAMILY