OBITUARY

George Ely Jones

June 13, 1926February 23, 2018
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George Ely Jones, 91, of Olive Branch, MS, passed away Friday, February 23, 2018. Mr. Jones was a member of Emory Independent Methodist Church. He retired from Swift Meatpacking after over 35 years of service. Mr. Jones also worked at Mineral Wells Volunteer Fire Department and was a member of multiple saddle club associations, the Mississippi Cattleman's Association, the Marshall County Cattleman's Association, and the Mineral Wells Water Association. He was a Christian gentleman who was devoted to his family and loved children, always carrying tootsie rolls and peppermints in his pocket. He was affectionately known as "grandpa" by many. Mr. Jones Loved attending gospel singings and playing rook with his many friends. Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah H. Jones, his parents, Henry and Thelma Jones, and his siblings, Henry Allen Jones, Andrew Lee Jones, Chester Earl Jones, and Cora Elizabeth Feathers. He is survived by his children, Paula Moore (Rick), Judy Hartledge (Billy - Deceased), and Greg Jones (Amy), four siblings, Johnnie Jones Langston, Franklin Eugene "Gene" Jones, Marvin Ray Jones, and Roy Lee Jones, nine grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends. He also leaves to cherish his memory his special friend and companion, Miriam Wheeler. The family will receive friends on Monday, February 26, 2018 from 5-8pm and the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 1pm, all at Brantley Funeral Home, 6875 Cockrum St. Olive Branch. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, 5668 Poplar Ave. Memphis.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, February 26, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 27, 2018
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Brian and Amanda Sugg

March 1, 2018

To the family,
Mr. George was a true gem! He would always bring a smile to our faces. We have a ministry called Saving Grace and if we were in the area and he could be there he and Miriam would be there. He meant a lot to us. We are so sorry for your loss! Have comfort in knowing he is with Jesus now! He was loved!

Stacy Kinney

February 25, 2018

You all are in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.
With love,
Ronald, Glenda and Stacy Kinney

Stacy Kinney

February 25, 2018

You all are in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.
With love,
Ronald, Glenda and Stacy Kinney

February 25, 2018

To the Jones family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We lift your family in our prayers during this difficult time. Please accept our most sincere condolences.
In Christ Love,
David, Tonya (Ronnie and Glenda's daughter) and Matthew Sloan

February 24, 2018

Peggy jones

February 24, 2018

My Husband and I are two blessed people to have Mr. George as our beloved " Grandpa"! He will forever hold a huge part of our hearts and minds. He taught us so much about love,kindness, and just being a great human being. We will truly miss him! Rest Easy our Friend! With Love Kat and Jimmy Randall of Memphis

Buddy,Ann, & Mary Kate Henderson

February 24, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Jones family at this time. Uncle George was the best of the best! He loved children and was an adopted grandfather to many. He will be greatly missed! God is with you now forever and always. We love you!

Pat Young Evans

February 24, 2018

My sympathy to the family and love ones of George. I grew up with the Henry and Thelma Jones family as my neighbors and could not have ask for finer people. He will be missed

Joey Sappington

February 23, 2018

Im sorry for your loss of George Ely JONES my condolences go out to the Family i Love this Man too Death we r surely going to miss Him so much so prayers go out to THE family and we will pray for THE JONES Family?

FROM THE FAMILY