Mrs. Jones was born and raised in the Red Bone Ridges of Gordon County, and was employed at the Hickory House and Johnny’s Restaurant for 25 years. She loved bluegrass music and RFD TV. She was a member of the “Gossip Club” that met at Hickory House, and enjoyed family get-togethers and being around children.
Survivors include her children, Donald Leon Jones, Mandi Bridwell and her husband William, Karen Swanson, and Jeremy Jones and his wife Deborah, all of Calhoun; and two sisters, Geneva Stone of Dalton, and Yvonne Hawkins of Atlanta. Eight grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, five step great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren, six nephews, and three nieces also survive.
Funeral services for Mrs. Juanita “JJ” Jones were held Friday, April 20 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home, with Rev. Mark Butler officiating. Music was arranged by Kurt Sutherland. Interment followed the service in the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers included Walt Dunaway, Dewey Dunaway, Brian Worley, Harvey Harrelson, Bobby Howerton, and Bobby Arnold. Honorary pallbearers are Johnny Worley, Raymond Barnette, George Bridwell, A.B. Sutherland, and James Thomas.
The Jones family received friends at Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home Thursday after 5 p.m.
Online condolences may be expressed and the guest book signed at www.maxbrannonandsons.com. Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home, a legacy of compassion and care, is in charge of funeral arrangements.