Violet ‘Mildred’ Freeman Jones

Published 11:11 pm Thursday, January 4, 2018

Funeral services for Violet “Mildred” Freeman Jones, of Natchez, are Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church with burial at the church cemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Visitation will be today, Jan. 5, 2018, from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home and will continue Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, from 9 a.m. until time of service at the church.

Mrs. Jones, 93, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, at Merit Health in Natchez. She was born Feb. 6, 1924, to Fred and Mackie Rushing Freeman. She was the youngest of seven children, Lettie Mae Ross, C’Belle Freeman, Idell Beesley, Fred Freeman Jr., Percy Freeman and Thelma Russell.

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She was an excellent seamstress and quilted with her three sisters.  She also enjoyed sewing, word search and listening to gospel music. She took her children to church, helped with guitars and music and influenced the Case Brothers from Concord Baptist Church and passed a love of Gospel music and singing to her children and grandchildren. She loved being around family. She was a mentor for the Jeffersonian Apartments where she lived for 14 years, a member of Morgantown Baptist Church outreach and involved in card ministry. She worked at Kress Ten Cent Store, Stahl Urban Factory and Fred’s Department Store.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Clyde P. Jones Sr., parents; stepmother, Mamie Freeman; siblings; two sons-in-law, Roy Smith and Dennis Calcote, and one great-granddaughter, Layla Grace Calcote.

Survivors are her four children, Lucille Jones Smith, of Natchez, Christine Jones Perry and husband Lester, of West Lincoln, Clyde “Buddy” P. Jones Jr. and wife Ann, of Brookhaven; and Brenda Jones Calcote, of Brookhaven; eight grandchildren, Rhonda Lynch, Dale Perry, John Smith and wife Jennifer, Kenneth Calcote, LeAnn Waldrop and husband Dale, Paul Calcote and wife Angie, Daniel Calcote, Kelly Grice and husband Chris; 11 great-grandchildren, Shane Lynch, J.T. Lynch, Landon Lynch, Johnathan Smith, Julianne Smith, Collin Waldrop, Ramsey Caroline Waldrop, Austin Sinclair, Waylon Calcote, Milly Ann Grice and Merry James Grice; two great-great-grandchildren, Jase Lynch and Samantha Sinclair; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.  

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Calcote, Paul Calcote, Daniel Calcote, Dale Waldrop, Chris Grice and Landon Lynch.

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