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2010-09-09 / Obituaries

Wilma Jean Jones

December24,1920- September1,2010

Funeral services for Wilma Jean Jones, age 89, were held on Sunday, September 5, 2010 at the Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale, with Minister Ray Don McIntosh and Elder Gary Jackson officiating. Burial followed in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale.

Wilma Jean Jones was born December 24, 1920 in Fort Worth, to Alfred Wallace and Dot (Ewing) Adams. She graduated from Childress High School and attended Abilene Christian College.

On January 1, 1941, she and Walter Clyde Jones were married in Caldwell at her parents’ home. To this union six children were born. She lived in Rockdale since 1957 and was formerly of Giddings.

Wilma Jean was a homemaker, and a partner in Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale, Giddings and Caldwell. She was a member of Murray Street Church of Christ, a former member of Young at Hearts and Rockdale Senior Citizens. She enjoyed bowling and traveling and getting all of her family together.

Wilma Jean passed away Wednesday evening, September 1, 2010 in the Rockdale Community Assisted Living in Rockdale. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde on January 8, 1992; Her parents; Two sisters, Dorothy Marie Crouch and Melba Gracile Adams; and one Brother, Ewing Adams.

Surviving her are Sons, Wallace Jones and wife Cheryl of Rockdale, Stephen Jones & Cindy of Thorndale; Daughters, Sharon Wilkerson and husband Mark of Taylor, Barbara Manbeck and husband Buzz of Carrollton, Clyde Charisse Golden and husband Ed of Prairie Village, Kansas, Gracile Lillard and husband Sonny of Rockdale; 17 grandchildren, Jeannie Simank-Hinds, John Simank & wife Kristy, Jennifer Simank, Joel Simank & wife Renee, Jason Simank, Justin Simank & wife Naomi, Jill Eschberger & husband Todd, Janeann Bland & husband Ashaley, Rhett Manbeck & wife Chinita, Brandye Bordelon, Amanda Jones, Cameron Remaley & wife Julie, Erica Remaley, Brent Jones & wife Stephanie, Blair Jones, Lindy Lillard, Noah Lillard & wife Lindsay, Missy Remaley- Pomykal and Trent Remaley; 23 great grandchildren; Avery, Mason, Mycah, Eli, Ashtyn, Alyssa, Dru, Payton, Jayden, Hayden, Jacey, Graysen, and Gwyneth Simank, Wyatt, Jaxson, Tucker Eschberger, Addyson Bland, Ashley and Mellanie Manbeck, Nico Bordelon, Zoe Remaley, Mason & Kade Lillard, Brittny Castaneda, Cierra Pomykal, and Peyton Remaley. Also surviving her are special caregivers, Denise Rogers and Sylvia Ortiz of Rockdale.

Pallbearers were her grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Rockdale Community Assisted Living, c/o Gail Crawford, 1700 Brazos, Rockdale, Texas 76567 or VistaCare Hospice, 2626B South 37th Street, Temple, Texas 76504.

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