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Lois Wright Jones was born on October 27, 1927 to Viola Ingram Wright and William Wright in Thomasville, Georgia. She was one of five (Osmond, Alfonso, Robert Livingston, Mildred) siblings. All of whom have proceeded her in transition from this life At an early age, Lois joined St. Thomas African Methodist Episcopal Church, but later moved her membership to First Missionary Baptist Church. Lois was a graduate of Douglass High School and Albany State College. She also pursued graduate work at Valdosta State University and FAMU. She was married to the late Carleton W. Jones Sr. Over six decades she served as a teacher, mentor, leader and role model to many she taught and nurtured. Lois taught a variety of grades in her stellar career as an educator in both public and private schools within the city. In fact, she was a pioneer in integrating Thomasville City School Systems and a consultant for the Georgia Professional Practice Commission. At First Church, Lois was an active member of The Kingdom Builders C.L.U.B , the Women's Choir and the Julia Haddock Usher Board. Of course, she was a lifelong educator and taught Sunday School as well as Vacation Bible School. Active in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Lois embodied the ideals of sisterhood and service as she work tirelessly with its many community activities. She was also a member of the Rotary Club. Lois loved to meet new people and seek new adventures. Lois was popular with her Atlanta retirement community and was known to sing, dance and spread joy and laughter. She also traveled to many exciting places with her children and grandchildren. Lois leaves a legacy of love, strength and integrity to those who knew her and loved her. Her children, Lauren Jones Brantley and her husband Jerrold will miss her wonderful stories of life as she knew it in Thomasville. Carleton and Shelia will miss her giving spirit and devotion. Her grandchildren, Chloe (Atlanta, Georgia), Michael (Kobe, Japan) Brandon and Trevor (Boston, Massachusetts) will always treasure the love and laughter she showered upon them. She also leaves to grieve a nephew, Alvin Ponder (Birmingham, Alabama), cousins and a host of friends. Viewing will held from 1 to 8 p.m., at Hadley's Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held Friday June 2, 2017 at 10 a.m. at First Missionary Baptist Church, 110 Calhoun St. in Thomasville, Georgia. The Rev. Jeremy G. Rich, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the church at 9:45 a.m. Hadley's Funeral Home
Published on May 31, 2017
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