Obituary for Mrs. Bessie Mae Jones

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Mrs. Bessie Mae Jones

September 22, 1951 - April 7, 2020

Bessie Mae Carter Jones was born on September 22, 1951 to Nathaniel & Edwena Yarber Carter in Oakwood, Texas. She completed her formal education at Butler High School in Fairfield, Tx., where she participated in basketball and track. Bess furthered her education at Navarro College in Corsicana, Tx., where she received her nursing training and graduated in 1972.

Bessie accepted Christ as her Savior at Rocky Mount Baptist Church at an early age. After moving to Dallas, she united with New Friendship Baptist Church, and later, to Munger Avenue Baptist Church, where she was active in the Nurses Ministry and Child Care During Worship. She was currently a member at Freedom Missionary Baptist Church in Dallas, Tx, where she served in the Nurses Ministry and aided in kitchen duties. She also volunteered with the Freedom Womenโ€™s Prayer Ministry at Williamsburg Village Nursing Center in Desoto, Tx.

On October 25, 1975, Bess united in holy matrimony to Wilkins โ€œRickโ€ Jones and they remained faithfully together for thirty-seven years. Bess and Rick shared three children and three grandchildren. She was a very caring and loving grand and great grandmother.

She was employed with Dallas VA Medical Center as a Nurse and retired in 2009 after 36 years of service. In her leisure, she enjoyed praising the lord, reading the bible, cooking, and enjoying her great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother; Siblings, Edgar Lee Carter, Nathaniel Carter Jr., Alice Faye Carter Ray, Lula Marie Carter, Melvin Clyde Carter, Phillip Earl Carter and, Addie Jean Carter.

She leaves to cherish her memory and is survived by her daughters, Leecier Greagor and Sherilyn Jones, son, Wilkins Jones III, and childrenโ€™s father, Wilkins Jones Jr. Also, grandchildren, Richard Greagor II, Michael Greagor, Crystal Greagor, and 10 great-grandchildren. And lastly, numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.


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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Black and Clark Funeral Home


2517 E. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75216

Memorial Information

Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm

Black and Clark Funeral Chapel


2517 E. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75216


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Born: September 22, 1951
Died: April 7, 2020

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Linda P Pinson posted on 4/15/20

To the lovely Jones Family,you have my sincere condolences,Love and Prayers... Love ya!! Linda Phillips Pinson..LHS66 ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™


Brenda and Regina Tippens posted on 4/15/20

What an awesome heritage we share! I loved visiting the family home in Oakwood growing up! Such a loving and cohesive family so full of laughter and fun. Hang on to the memories! They will sustain you when you least expect.


Bobbye Sanders posted on 4/15/20

May God continue to bless and strengthen you during this time of sorrow. Please remember that all of you help cometh from the Lord. Psalm 121


Tommy and Linda Norman posted on 4/15/20

Rest In Peace Sis. Bessie Jones.


Cynthia Franks posted on 4/15/20

May the grace of God give you peace, strength and comfort during this difficult time in your lives. II Corinthians 5:8 โ€œWe are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.โ€ She is with our Father, her body is resting. May His love envelop you during your brokenness. God bless. โ€ญโ€ญ


Nelda Lee posted on 4/15/20

My thoughts and prayers are with you today. I love the Jones family. Bess' warmth will surely be missed.


Ryan Henderson posted on 4/14/20

My Condolence to the family. She was a very kind lady.


Delbra Henderson posted on 4/14/20

To the family, praying you will find comfort and strength in God's love.


Rubie Potts posted on 4/14/20

In memory of , Rubie Potts lit a candle


Doris Rodgers posted on 4/14/20

Will keep family in my prayers. Sorry for your loss. Doris Rodgers Oakwood, Texas


Jasper Manning posted on 4/14/20

I love you Auntie. Miss you alot and all of the family gatherings we used to have. I'm glad your suffering has ended. I want you to say high to your sisters and brothers in heaven. Alice Ray Phillip Nathaniel Marie Luke Your Nephew Jasper E. Manning


Elnora Whitfield posted on 4/13/20

My sincere condolences to the entire family. Praying for your strength during this time.


Cecile Terry Leavell posted on 4/12/20

My sincere condolences to the Jones family. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ I worked with Bess for several years. She was a kind, empathetic and loving person who provided the Veterans with excellent healthcare. She was also the coworker whom everyone could always rely on. I know as she finished her journey on earth the Lord said โ€œWell doneโ€. My thoughts and prayers are with all of her loved ones. Be blessed๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ


Sherri Michaels posted on 4/12/20

Rest in peace knowing you made a difference in the life of many Veterans in your care during your career at the VA Hospital. You made my job easier for many years. My sympathy to your loved ones.


D. London posted on 4/11/20

Praying the loving arms of God will hold your family extra close during this difficult time. May the Lord's presence strengthen you and and give you peace. The London Family


Darlene Lewis posted on 4/11/20

In memory of , Darlene Lewis lit a candle


Darlene Lewis posted on 4/11/20

Bessie and I met at the VA Hospital she was very humble and kind. She will be miss, this is such a shock. My condolence to her children's and grand children's.


Ron and Dororthy Gipson posted on 4/11/20

May God grant peace and comfort to the Jones family during their time of loss. We remember Bessie as a kind and loving person exemplifying the character of a Christian.


Toni Gusters posted on 4/10/20

My condolences and sincere sympathy go out to the family. I pray for comfort and understanding.


anderson forest posted on 4/10/20

The will of god is we are.