Jonita "Jody" Kay Jones
December 29, 1947 – August 25, 2018
Jonita Kay (Jody) Jones, 70, of Amarillo passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2018, surrounded by her family and dear friends.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at Griggs Schooler Gordon Chapel at 5400 Bell Street, from 6:00 through 8:00 pm. Funeral Services will be Thursday, August 30, 2018, in the Hillside Christian Church West Campus Chapel on the corner of Hillside and Soncy at 1:00 pm, with Johnnie Roy Thomason presiding. Graveside rights will follow at Llano Cemetery.
Jody was born December 29, 1947, in Amarillo to E. Ralph Jr. and Juanita Foster. She graduated from Palo Duro High School with the class of 1966.
Jody and Bobby Jack Jones Jr. were married on February 10, 1966. They spent the next 52 years together happily creating memories with their family and establishing and running their real estate business.
She was a joint owner, with her mother-in-law Dorothy Jones, of the Fairlane Beauty Shop from 1971 through 1982. She then moved to Brenda and Crew Beauty Shop until 1994. She often claimed that her passion for styling hair was never work, but was her joy to know, service and love her many clients.
In 2006 she became involved in the faith based Mothers Against Methamphetamine (Mamas), and assisted in the creation of the Panhandle Chapter of Mamas. For the next 10 years, Jody worked tirelessly in helping families affected by meth addiction, as well as educating youth in the Texas Panhandle in the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse.
Jody loved to host family and friends in her home for parties and holidays. She was a gracious host and all felt welcome in her and Bobby’s home. Anyone who met Jody would be captivated by her smile, sweet demeanor and humor. She loved family and friends unconditionally, always sharing her faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. Affectionately referred to as Motts, she greatly enjoyed participating in her grandchildren’s lives and activities.
Family was her major priority; she is survived by her husband, Bobby Jack Jones Jr., two sons, Bobby (Moose) Jones III of Amarillo, and Shane Jones and wife Connie of Allen, Texas. Six grandchildren, Madelyn Jones, Macy Jones, Haylie Jones-Adams, Keaton Adams, Blake Jacoby and Cole Jacoby; her brother E. Ralph (Buster) Foster III and wife Paula and sister Lindy Moneymaker and husband Frank. Also, several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Ralph and Juanita Foster, and in-laws, Bobby Jack Sr. and Dorothy Jones, along with her grandparents
- Emmitt Ralph Foster Jr, Father
- Lillian Juanita Foster, Mother
- Emmitt Ralph Foster III, Brother
- Paula Foster, Sister-in-law
- Lindy Moneymaker, Sister
- Frank Moneymaker, Brother-in-law
- Bobby Jack Jones Jr, Husband
- Bobby (Moose) Jones III, Son
- Shane Jones, Son
- Connie Jones, Daughter-in-law
- Madelyn Jones, Grandchild
- Macy Jones, Grandchild
- Jaylie Jones-Adams, Grandchild
- Keaton Adams, Grandchild
- Blake Jacoby, Grandchild
- Cole Jacoby, Grandchild
- Billy Thomason
- John Bosserman
- Paul Garcia
- Frank W. Moneymaker
- Travis Foster
- JR Place
- Lonnie Napier
- Visitation Wednesday, August 29, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, August 30, 2018
Jonita "Jody" Kay Jones
August 28, 2018
Jody was always the best hostess!! She welcomed all!! Best memory... going to Las Vegas with her, Bobby and my parents..never a dull moment!! I'm sure Connie welcomed her with open arms!!
Prayers and condolences to the family, y'all were lucky to have her!!
August 28, 2018
Jody- full of such spunk and zest for life! It was good to be acquainted with you. Thank you for your service to others! God carried you as you showed His love even through your physical sufferings. RIP dear Lady friend.
August 27, 2018
There was a time in mine and Jody’s life when we were like two sparrows caught up in a hurricane. I’m not sure either of us would have survived without the strength we gained from each other. We shared a pain only few would understand.
Together, we turned our pain into hope for others in our community and through out the Panhandle.
Her legacy is far reaching through the lives of others and for generations to come. The help and love she has so freely given will never be forgotten.
So, my side kick and my dear friend, I’ll see you on the other side.