Frankie Elizabeth Weathersby Jones

Published 12:00 pm Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Family funeral services for Frankie E. Jones, 91, are set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 55 County Road 618, Kossuth, followed by an everyone-welcome graveside service and repast beginning at 3 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Kossuth. Visitation at Patterson Memorial Chapel, 125 Franklin Street, Corinth, is on Friday, Feb. 4 from 4 – 6 p.m.

Frankie Elizabeth Jones died in hospice on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, in Moss Point, Mississippi. Frankie E. Jones was born in Silver Creek, Lawrence County, Mississippi to the late Dan and Jennifer Lucille (Hooker) Weathersby. Frankie attended the prestigious Alexander High School in Brookhaven, Mississippi, where she played and coached basketball and tennis before attending Jackson College (now Jackson State University) on an educational scholarship, earning her B.S. in Elementary Education. She continued her studies at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri before taking a teaching job at Scale Street School in Corinth, Mississippi.

After ending her career in teaching and coaching girls’ basketball, Frankie earned her certificate in Public Housing Management and Family Counseling Skills which she utilized as a manager with Tennessee Valley Regional Housing Authority and with Corinth Public Housing.

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In addition to being active in civil rights actions with the NAACP and other organizations, Frankie organized a 4-H club; ran a neighborhood grocery store, Jones Young’uns; led March of Dimes drives; organized GED classes; tutored and mentored young people; and co-founded the Corinth Black History Museum.

She is predeceased by her husband, Robert Usher Jones and infant daughter, Carva Jones. Frankie is survived by four sons: Jon, Dannye, Robert Norman and Neil; four daughters: Jocelyn Patton, Robin, Maria Jones-Harrison and Martina; eight grandchildren: Tracy Sutton, Jamie Patton, Chris Boswell, Danny Jones Jr., twins Robert and Daniel Jones, Maya Jones, and Rose Jones; and five great-grandchildren, Alexis, Jaiden, Tristan, Taylor and Peyton; one sister, Ida Fields of Bartlesville, OK; and many beloved nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, cousins and friends.