Christine Isabella (Williams) Jones

January 14, 1913November 26, 2021
Obituary of Christine Isabella (Williams) Jones
On November 26, 2021, Christine Williams Jones reached her long-anticipated destination. The firstborn child of Rosa and Buck Williams, Christine was born January 14,1913 in Fordyce, Arkansas. In January she would have celebrated her 109th birthday. While her parents worked in the sawmill commissary as the older sister, she cared for her three younger brothers and later a younger sister. The family was always involved in the timber industry and the mill camps usually had a one room schoolhouse attended by all ages. To get to school, Christine and her brothers walked 3 miles. An older, good-looking, dark-haired young man, C. S. (Shorty) Jones, often volunteered to help the younger ones at recess and he immediately caught the eye of young Christine. Love blossomed during their Sunday afternoon rides in Shorty’s Model T, and they were eventually married outside the preacher’s house. Soon after her marriage her younger sister was born. Their marriage lasted 58 years. The families continued their work in sawmills, using horses and mules to log the timber. With news of “Big Texas Pines” the families moved to Texas and established mills in DeKalb and Gilmer. The depression brought hard time to the families, but the oil boom in the Kilgore area was a lifesaver to their business. Later mills were built in Garrison, Caro, Newton and Wiergate with the family residing in Nacogdoches. There are still joint projects among family members who honor how Christine always emphasized the importance of working together with love and understanding. Christine was a homemaker who was always involved in her children’s activities. She was an expert seamstress, enjoyed flower arranging, creating a beautiful yard, and oil painting. She was a founding member of Dilletante Study Club and a member of DAR. She was dedicated to her church, taught Sunday School, and enjoyed being involved in mission activities. Her primary focus was intercessory prayer. She loved to pray for people and their needs; she fervently believed in the power of prayer. Her advice to young people and parents, “Stay on your knees, in prayer, with your Bible in your hands.” Preceding her in death were her husband, C.S. “Shorty” Jones, son and daughter-in-law Charles and Jo Marie Jones, parents Buck and Rosa Williams, brothers Grover Williams, Elmer Williams and wife Mary Louise, Houston Williams, and wife Nell. She is survived by her daughter, Rose Ann Pool and husband Charles, her son C. Stanley Jones and wife Diane, and her sister Alma Ruth Shofner and husband Vyrne. Her grandchildren are Ricky Jones and wife Patricia, Lydia Jones Noble and husband Jay of Sherman, Teresa Jones Smith and husband Paul of Richardson, Ed Pool and wife Nicole, Chris Pool and wife April of Jasper, Clay Jones and wife Andrea, Angie Jones Risher and husband Chris of Austin. Her great- grandchildren are Taylor Jones and wife Emily, Stephen Jones and wife Hannah, Samuel Jones, Jacob Noble and wife Hallie, Sarah Noble, Courtney Smith, Rebecca Smith, Patrick Smith, Callie Pool Berry and husband Shawn, Abby Pool Taylor and husband Chase, Millie Pool Wilson and husband Tim, Colton Pool, Allison Pool, Cason Pool, Ashlyn Jones, Cait Jones, Claire Risher and Jonathan Risher. There are nine great-great grandchildren and one on the way, as well as many cherished nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is also survived by special, other family, Bertha Guerra, Tony Mendez, and Michael Mendez. The family would like to express appreciation for the loving care these sweet friends have shown to Mama Tine in her later years. They are Bertha Guerra, Linda Edwards, Betty Deckard, Stacy Mims, Tammie Jarrell, Tamra Kegler, Sarah Aiken, Nancy Whitaker, and Mary Noble. A private graveside service will be held Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at Sunset Memorial Mausoleum followed by visitation for friends and family at 1:00pm and a memorial service at 2:00 pm at Cason Monk Funeral Home Chapel. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Nacogdoches, Heartbeat Crisis Pregnancy Center of Nacogdoches, or the charity of your choice. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Jones family.

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