Rose Lee Jones


Funeral services for Rose Lee Jones will be held Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home with Bro. James Ruffin officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery.
Mrs. Jones, 95, passed away Jan. 3, 2019, at Diversicare.
After graduating high school in Cullman, Ala., Rose Lee worked for the United States Civil Service in Gulfport where she met and married Samuel Beauchamp Thomas Jones Jr. She and Beauchamp moved to Oxford so he could attend law school. After his graduation, they moved to Greenwood, Indianola, Terry, and Hattiesburg before settling in Meridian. Rose Lee was a member of Poplar Springs Drive Baptist Church for sixty-three years, where she served as church secretary. She also served as church secretary at First Presbyterian Church. Rose Lee was a loving wife and a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
The Jones family would like to give a heartfelt thanks to Diversicare, Mary Ann McKinney and Bernice Johnson, who provided Rose Lee compassionate care through her various illnesses.
She is survived by her children, Beauchamp Jones (Rosy), Patricia Jones Simpson (Barry), and Baxter Jones (Denise); grandchildren, Patrick Jones ( Johanna), Matthew Jones, Whitney Cairns (Zac), Stephanie Jakovac (Ryan), and Travis Simpson (Alicia), Louis Jones (Kristina) Kelty McLaurin (Wallace), and eleven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Beauchamp Thomas Jones Jr, and three brothers.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made in her honor to American Macular Degeneration Foundation, or the American Cancer Society at
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Published on January 5, 2019
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