Jean Jones


Services for Jean Jones, 88, of Arlington, formerly of Kilgore, will 11 a.m. Friday, January 26, at Rader Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend David Hampton and Reverend Dr. Pete Freeman officiating. Burial will be in Kilgore Cemetery. Mrs. Jones died Monday, January 22, 2018 in Arlington.

She was born December 4, 1929 in Ringgold, La. Jean attended public schools in Talco, Texas, where she graduated high school. Jean married Emerson Jones September 16, 1950 in Conroe. Shortly after that they moved to Kilgore where they started their home. The Joneses were longtime members of the First Baptist Church where she attended the Love Sunday School Class. Jean was a loving and caring mother and wife who devoted her life to meeting the needs of her husband and daughter.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Randy Matthews of Arlington; two grandsons, Sam Matthews and Max Matthews, both of Arlington, as well as many other loving family and friends.

Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Emerson Jones, and her parents, Eddie and Ida Auld.

Memorials can be made to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas at or to St. Jude’s in Memphis or to the First Baptist Church, 501 E. North Street, Kilgore, TX 75662.

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