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Graveside services for Mrs. Edweena Jones will be held Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Magnolia Cemetery, with Bro. James Clark officiating. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Mrs. Motley, age 89, he Lord welcomed home his precious child, Alice Edween "Edweena" Jones Motley, January 9, 2018 at 8:30pm.
She was loved, respected, and valued by many, and her sweet countenance instantly drew people close. She had an open door policy with favorite coffee and an extraordinary listening ear ready for all occasions. Moreover, she was compassionate and generous with friends, family, and church. She was born in Hazelhurst, Mississippi on January 19, 1928.
Edweena was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin Horace Jones and Alice Hansel Jones; her husband, Ralph Motley; her brothers, Glen Jones, Buddy Jones, and Ed Jones; and her son Michael Motley.
She is survived by her loving sister, Nina Watts (Sonny Watts), and three daughters: Brenda Abbott, Rebecca "Becky" Harrell (Mike Harrell) and Jo Ellen Reeves. She had 8 grandchildren: Heath Abbott, Hope Abbott Phillips, Timothy Barker, Howard "Bubba" Reeves, Lorrie Reeves Clark, Jamie Motley Hanley, Leah Motley Noggle, and Natalie Motley Blackburn.
She has 8 great-grandchildren, whom she cherished.
Our family is so grateful the Lord put us together, and though we will miss her terribly, we are resting in the assurance that she is with the Lord and surrounded by those who have gone before her!
The family requests memorials be made to the charity of your choice.
Published on January 11, 2018
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