Rosalee Thompson Jones
Last rites were conducted at 2:30 PM, Wednesday, July 30, 1952, from the First Baptist Church in Celeste for Mrs. Sam Jones, 84, who died Tuesday, July 29, 1952, at 6:25 AM at the home of a daughter, Mrs. L. A. Berry in Mesquite.
Mrs. Jones, the mother of J. L. Jones in Celeste and Houston Jones of Commerce, had made her home with Mrs. Berry for the past seven years.
Officiating at the rites were the Rev. L. M. Huff of Mesquite and the Rev. A. W. Cunningham of Celeste. Burial was in the Mount Carmel Cemetery near Celeste.
Pallbearers were Lem Warren, Jimmie Norris, and Herman Compton of Celeste, Sam West of Farmersville, Johnny Compton of Dallas, and Vince Thompson of Fort Worth.
Born on October 6, 1867, Mrs. Jones was a native of Ellijay, Georgia. She lived in Celeste until seven years ago when she moved to Mesquite and was a member of the Baptist Church in that community.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Lola Fowler of Fort Worth and Mrs. Berry; four sons, R. L. Jones of Port Arthur, L. R. Jones of Tyler,
J. L. Jones of Celeste and Houston Jones of Commerce; twenty-four grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren; a brother, James Thompson of Swanee, Georgia; and three sisters, Mrs. Charley Evans of Ellijay, Georgia, (cannot read and Mrs. Noah Evans of Canton, Georgia.
(August 1, 1952, The Celeste Courier)
Submitted by Sarah Swindell