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Louis Jones Sr.

Services for Louis Jones Sr., of Natchez, formerly ofBrookhaven, are 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at at New Jerusalem M.B.Church in Brookhaven with burial in Carver Heights Cemetery inBrookhaven. Williams Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Thursday from 1 until 6 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Jones, 87, died Feb. 4, 2007, at Natchez Community MedicalCenter. He was born in Lincoln County on April 6, 1919, to WalterJones and Narcissie Jones.

He was a graduate of Alexander High School. He was retired fromDixie Wholesale in Brookhaven. He was the first black to work atthe Black and White Store, that later became Shainberg’s. He alsoheld a position at State Bank. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WorldWar II. He was a member of New Jerusalem M.B. Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Mary LouiseJones; his daughter, Gwendolyn La’Faye Jones; his sister, WillieMae Pickett; and his brothers, Clyde Jones, Cullen Jones and Samuel”C.S.” Jones.

Survivors are his son, Louis “Butch” Jones Jr. and wife Linda,of Jackson; his daughter, Cassandra Shawn Wells, of Jackson; hisgranddaughters, Chloé Elise Jones, of Jackson, Crystal ShawnetteThomas and husband James Sr., of McCall Creek, and Marlo NicoleWells, of Jackson; his grandsons, Terrance Jones and wife Jeneen,of St. Louis, Mo., Jeremy Jones, of Columbus, Ohio, Louis AndreBates, of McComb, Antonio Jones and wife Pamela, of Jackson, andCarlos Jones and wife Diane, of Jackson; his sevengreat-grandchildren and four nephews; his special friend, DixieLewis, and a host of other friends.