Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Home

5800 W 12Th St, Little Rock, AR


Ellen "Jane" (Byer) Jones

May 13, 1935September 29, 2019

Ellen Jane Byer Jones May 13, 1935 - September 29, 2019

Beautiful daughter, sister, mother, and friend to many.

Born in Catron, Missouri to Mary Elizabeth (Spivey) and Zelman Waldo Byer.

Preceded in death by: parents, Nora Irene Byer Abernathy (sister), Helen Byer (sister), Waldo Byer (brother), Jeffery Wade Jones (son), Gregory Wayne Jones (son), Lowell Homer “Johnny” Jones (husband)

Survived by son, Tim Jones of Little Rock, sisters Cora Gunter, Eva Roseanna Parent, Ruby Rhodes, and Ruth Watson, grand-daughter Sasha Faith Jones Smither.

Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday October 2 at Our Lady of Holy Souls 10:00am.

The Rite of Burial service will be on Friday, October 4th in Campbell, MO - Woodlawn Cemetery 1:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Jane’s memory to Our Lady of Holy Souls or a charity of your choice.


  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, October 2, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, October 4, 2019


Ellen "Jane" (Byer) Jones

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Mitzi Baker

October 3, 2019

My beautiful Aunt Ellen,
I remember she was always smiling. When I was a little kid I thought she was a Princess Angel because she was so pretty and nice to me. I'm sure is smiling in heaven.

Sasha Jones

October 2, 2019

I am blessed to have had such a wonderful person as a grandmother. Nana’s smile lit up the room. She was kind, loving and always had the best advice. I always enjoyed our time together. I loved to dress up in her high heels. We would sit on her deck and visit. Over the years the conversations changed from those of a child to those of an adult as I grew up but the constant was the love and wisdom that Nana provided. I will miss her smile, hugs and our talks. It brings me some comfort to know that she is with Papa, Jeff and my father, as well as other loved ones. Nana’s life was one well lived. She touched so many of us.

Love Always,

Sasha, Hannah, William, and Isabella