Beatrice Germany Jones

Published 6:54 pm Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Beatrice Germany Jones, age 102, passed away May 2, 2018, at the Pine Crest Guest Home in Hazlehurst.

She lived a life of service and love as a mother, pastor’s wife and public school teacher.

Born March 16, 1916, in Gonzalez, La., she was a graduate of Louisiana State University and received further education at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. There, she met her husband, Rev. J Harold Jones, who preceded her in death. Together, they served churches in several communities in Louisiana and Mississippi. She taught school in Rankin County and Warren County for more than 30 years. In her retirement, until age 90, she taught and led a program of English as a second language through First Baptist Church, Clinton.

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She is survived by three sons, David (Sheila) Jones of Columbia, S.C., Jamie (Janice) Jones of Nashville, Tenn., and Dan (Lydia) Jones of Hazlehurst; sister, Bobby Germany of Baton Rouge, La.; as well as six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A private family graveside service will be at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery in Vicksburg led by longtime pastor and friend, Dr. Gordon Sansing.

The family expresses special appreciation to her physician, Dr. Randy Hankins and to the caring staff at Pine Crest Guest Home.