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Gracie E. Jones

November 22, 1926 ~ December 16, 2019 (age 93)


As we retrace the life of Gracie Evelyn Furlow Jones, or Mrs. Gracie as she was affectionately

called, we can see the lives she touched and the legacy she left as a remembrance to her life

on earth.  She was born on November 22, 1926, to the union of Madison and Alberta Thomas

Furlow.   She acknowledged Christ as  her Lord and Savior early in her life and joined the

Harrison Chapel Baptist Church, where she remained an active faithful member until she was

transitioned from the earthly to the heavenly realm.


Throughout her life, she acquired friends and considered a host of relatives as adopted sisters

and brothers. She found it easy to make friends and share her beliefs and personality with all

races and cultures.     Refusing  to  settle  for an elementary education  and  wanting to better

herself, she successfully pursued and obtained her GED.  She always taught her daughters to

“have some class about yourself.”   Gracie held both short and long term jobs, most notedly,

Queen of Diamond Hotel and Armour Star Poultry Plant in Murfreesboro, Arkansas, and Beard

Poulan Chainsaw of Nashville, Arkansas.                                                   


In November 1959, Gracie married Vernell Jones. They shared six children, three of whom

(Eddie, Sharon, and RoseMary) preceded her in death.  Husband, Vernell; her mother, Alberta Thomas;

Her father, Madison Furlow; and brother, Eugene Furlow, also preceded her in death. Left to

honor   the  life   and  legacy   she  leaves  behind   is  her  daughter,  Sandra  Lockridge  of  Dallas,

Texas; Fernell Jones (Patricia) of Fulton, Arkansas; and Johnny Jones of Delight, Arkansas; her

eldest   grandson   with   whom   she   shared   a   special   relationship,   Dedric   Jones   (Robin),   of

Arkadelphia, Arkansas, along with a host of other grandsons and granddaughters and many

nieces and nephews.  Also left to celebrate her life is her brother-in-law, Reverend Louis Jones

of Delight Arkansas; and two sisters-in-law; Ruthell Dickerson of Detroit, Michigan, and Mattie

Furlow of Ypsilanti, Michigan; and those whom she cultivated and maintained a special and

close relationship.


Visitation will be at Mitchell Funeral Home in Arkadelphia, AR on Friday, December 20, 2019, from 12 noon- 7:00 P.M. Family and friends hour will be from 6:00-7:00 P.M.  The homegoing celebration will be on Saturday, December 21, 2019, at Harrison Chapel Baptist Church in Delight, AR at 11:00 A.M. Reverend Rufus Hatley will serve as eulogist. Burial will be at Harrison Chapel Cemetery in Delight, AR.

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December 20, 2019

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Mitchell Funeral Home
1809 Caddo Street
Arkadelphia, AR 71923

Funeral Service
January 21, 2020

11:00 AM
Harrison Chapel Baptist Church
2848 AR-26
Delight, AR 71940

Please note
Family and Friends hour will be at Mitchell Funeral Home in Arkadelphia, AR from 6:00- 7:00 P.M.
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