The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Shady Grove Baptist Church, White Water Road, Ideal, Georgia. Burial will follow at Davis Chapel A.M.E. Church Cemetery, Highway 26 West, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
On September 17, 1928, the late Knolton McCants and Pearlie Giles McCants gave birth to their youngest daughter, Christine. She was raised in Macon County, Georgia with her five siblings to whom have gone to their resting place.
Reared in a Christian home, she acknowledged the Lord early in life and joined the Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church in August 1939 under the leadership of Rev. Stanback. She remained a devoted member of Shady Grove and served in various capacities: Usher Board, Missionary Baptist Ushers Convention, Mission Board and Mother of the Church until her health declined.
On February 11, 1944 she was joined in Holy Matrimony to Willie C. Jones, Sr. and to this union thirteen children were born. Christine was a devoted homemaker, avid reader and Christian who spent her life providing for her children and grandchildren. She ensured that her children had an opportunity for a better life through prayer, love and education.
The matriarch of the Jones family was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-three years, Willie C. Jones; daughter, Fannie Pearl Jenkins; her son, Willie Jones, Jr. and granddaughter, Taahsela Kenyetta Holton.
Left to forever cherish the memory of this remarkable woman are her children, Earnestine (Henry) Holton of Ellaville, Georgia; Dr. Alma R. Jones of Lithonia, Georgia; David (Monica) Jones of McDonough, Georgia; Sandra Mays of Lithonia, Georgia; Charlie Jenkins of Ellenwood, Georgia; Kenneth (Olivia) Jones of Lawrenceville, Georgia; Carolyn (Claude) Glover of Macon, Georgia; Alfred (Wylonda) Jones of Lithonia, Georgia; Dr. Alonzo (Kathy) Jones of Columbus, Georgia; Ray Anthony Jones of Albany, Georgia; Michael (Melita) Jones of Stone Mountain, Georgia; Cresie (DeMarco) Fulks of Stockbridge, Georgia. Twenty-three grandchildren: Deborah (Dr. Wilbur) Troutman, Mesa Arizona; Dr. Rose M. Holton, Attorney Michelle Harper and Danielle Jones, all of McDonough, Georgia; Taylor Seay Mays, Tony Mays and Sara Turner of Decatur, Georgia; Kenneth (Lauren) Jones, Jr. of Seattle, Washington; Ryan Jones of Dallas, Texas; Cheryl Jenkins and Torris (Audri) Jenkins of Ellenwood, Georgia; Patrick and Caleb Jones of Albany, Georgia; Christina E. Glover of Stockbridge, Georgia; Alfred Jones, Jr. of Lithonia, Georgia; Alycia Jones and Amber Martin of Stone Mountain, Georgia; Alexis Jones and Alonzo Jones, Jr. of Columbus, Georgia; DeMarco Fulks, Jr. and Nadia Fulks of Stockbridge, Georgia; Decettric Robinson of Tacoma, Washington; one brother-in-law, Thomas F. Jones and one sister-in-law, Annie Suggs both of Ellaville, Georgia. Two devoted and loving caregivers, Ms. Nellie Cephus and Ms. Jeanette Leggett of Macon County, Georgia; a host of loving great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.