The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


December 19, 2013

Mary Gertrude Blackwell Jones

Graveside services for Mary Gertrude Blackwell Jones will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Crawford Cemetery with the Rev. Barney Walker and Sammy McMorris officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster.

Mrs. Jones died Tuesday at her residence.

She was born Nov. 8, 1927 in Franklin County, MS. to Joseph L. Lea and Ludy Stroud Lea. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God Church of Elkhart.

Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Henry A. Blackwell, and her second husband, Herman Jones; a son, Alford Leroy Blackwell; and two brothers, Bill Lea and Loyd Lea.

She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Vick of Elkhart; three grandchildren, Michael Vick, Nathan Vick and Kyle Vick; and two nephews, Rusty Parker and Ronny Parker.

Pallbearers will be Michael Vick, Nathan Vick, Ronny Parker, Rusty Parker and Billy Chaplain.

Condolence calls will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bailey & Foster Funeral Home.

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