OBITUARY

Angelia Pruitt Jones

June 9, 1933March 9, 2018
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Angelia Pruitt Jones, 84, of Austin, Texas passed away on Friday, March 9th, 2018. Angelia was born on June 9, 1933 in Kildare, Texas. She was a graduate of Kildare High School. Angelia subsequently attended The University of Texas at Austin where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration. Upon moving to Texarkana, Texas in 1960, she taught at Texas Senior High School for several years until retiring to focus on raising her children and helping her husband, the late Judge Guy E. Jones, with his legal practice and political career. Mrs. Jones was very active in many, many charitable and public organizations in the Texarkana area. Among them were the Texarkana Lawyer’s Wives Club, where she was a founding member. She was involved with The Greater Texarkana Public Library organization “Friends of The Library”, where she organized prominent public speakers and other educational opportunities for the citizens of Texarkana. Angelia was a charter member of “Women for the Arts.” She was a member of The American Association of University Women as well as a Life Member of The University of Texas Ex Students Association. Mrs. Jones was a member of First Baptist Church of Texarkana on Moores Lane. Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her parents V.S. Pruitt and Clara Ray Pruitt of Atlanta, Tx as well as her sisters, Sandra Pruitt Walker of Port Isabel, Tx and Gwyneth Pruitt of Atlanta, Tx. Mrs. Jones husband of nearly 50 years, the Honorable Judge Guy Edward Jones, passed away on November 14, 2004. She is survived by her son Geoffrey Jones, his wife Cindy and their 2 children, Grayson and Anna Grace of Texarkana; her daughter Jennifer Jones McGee, her husband Patrick of Austin, Texas and their 3 children, Meredith, Caroline, and Lindy. Angelia’s brother Charles Pruitt and his wife Judy of Atlanta, Texas as well as her niece and nephews. Family will receive friends on Monday March 19, 2018 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at East Funeral Home on Moores Lane. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at First Baptist Church Atrium on Moores Lane with Randy Brown officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park under the direction of East Funeral Home Moores Lane. The family asks that any memorials in Mrs. Jones honor be made to First Baptist Church, 3015 Moores Lane, Texarkana, TX 75503 and The American Heart Association. Online tributes can be posted at www.eastfuneralhomes.com or East Funeral Home facebook page.

  • FAMILY

  • Geoffrey and Cindy Jones, Son and daughter in law
  • Jennifer and Patrick McGee, Daughter and son in law
  • Charles and Judy Pruitt, Brother and sisiter-in law
  • Grayson Jones, Anna Grace, Jones Meredith McGee, Caroline McGee and Lindy McGee., Grandchildren

Services

  • Visitation Monday, March 19, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 20, 2018
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Carol Ann Duke

March 21, 2018

Jennifer, Geoff, and Family,
I have the greatest memories of your mom (and dad) at Northridge and in your home as we were growing up and your Angelia was trying to make proper young ladies of us! I know we gave all our folks some sleepless nights, but what fun we had and what a blessing it was to have adults like your mom in our lives. I am lifting all of you up in prayer as God holds you in the hollow of His hand during this difficult time. I know that as she exhaled on earth, Angelia inhaled in Heaven. Love you all so much, Carol Ann Duke

Doug Walker

March 16, 2018

Geoff, Jennifer, my sincere condolences. Your mother was a great lady that I will never forget. She ALWAYS had such poise and class. I will always treasure the summers spent with you in Texarkana where she welcomed me into your home. Those were, without doubt, some of the best times of my childhood.

Your Cuz, Doug

and family Katrinka, Lauren, and Andrew

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Biography

Angelia Pruitt Jones, 84, of Austin, Texas passed away on
Friday, March 9th, 2018.
Angelia was born on June 9, 1933 in Kildare, Texas. She
was a graduate of Kildare High School. Angelia
subsequently attended The University of Texas at Austin
where she received a Bachelor of Business
Administration. Upon moving to Texarkana, Texas in
1960, she taught at Texas Senior High School for several
years until retiring to focus on raising her children and
helping her husband, the late Judge Guy E. Jones, with
his legal practice and political career.
Mrs. Jones was very active in many, many charitable and
public organizations in the Texarkana area. Among them
were the Texarkana Lawyer’s Wives Club, where she was
a founding member. She was involved with The Greater
Texarkana Public Library organization “Friends of The
Library”, where she organized prominent public speakers
and other educational opportunities for the citizens of
Texarkana. Angelia was a charter member of “Women for
the Arts.” She was a member of The American
Association of University Women as well as a Life Member
of The University of Texas Ex Students Association.
Mrs. Jones was a member of First Baptist Church of
Texarkana on Moores Lane.
Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her parents V.S.
Pruitt and Clara Ray Pruitt of Atlanta, Tx as well as her
sisters, Sandra Pruitt Walker of Port Isabel, Tx and
Gwyneth Pruitt of Atlanta, Tx. Mrs. Jones husband of
nearly 50 years, the Honorable Judge Guy Edward Jones,
passed away on November 14, 2004.
She is survived by her son Geoffrey Jones, his wife Cindy
and their 2 children, Grayson and Anna Grace of
Texarkana; her daughter Jennifer Jones McGee, her
husband Patrick of Austin, Texas and their 3 children,
Meredith, Caroline, and Lindy. Angelia’s brother Charles
Pruitt and his wife Judy of Atlanta, Texas as well as her
niece and nephews.
Family will receive friends on Monday March 19, 2018 from
5:30 - 7:30 pm at East Funeral Home on Moores Lane.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday,
March 20, 2018 at First Baptist Church Atrium on Moores Lane with Randy Brown officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park under the direction of East Funeral Home Moores Lane.
The family asks that any memorials in Mrs. Jones honor
be made to First Baptist Church, 3015 Moores Lane, Texarkana, TX 75503 and The
American Heart Association.
Online tributes can be posted at www.eastfuneralhomes.com or East Funeral Home facebook page.