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Lareen A (Washington) Jones

1926 ~ 2021 (age 94)

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The sun rose April 22, 1926 when a baby girl, Lareen Washington was born the 4th child.  To Arthur Jr and Angeline Washington. She was the youngest girl of 6 siblings born in Bastrop County Texas known as The Shiloh Community. She attended public school in Bastrop County Texas. She professed a hope in Christ at an early age and was a member of the Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church. Sister Lareen Washington was united in Holy Matrimony with Rufus Jones to this union 4 Children 2 boys and 2 girls

Brief History of Her Home Life

Mother Jones was a housewife and a great housekeeper, while caring for her children she chose a hobby taking small pieces of fabric and creating beautiful quilts, some of her quilts she would give to the family as a gift. She enjoyed working in her vegetable garden, love beautiful flowers. A great cook knew her way around the kitchen. Mother Jones also was a caregiver for her mom in her mom later years. Mother Jones had a great relationship with her grandchildren; she was call Madear by her grands. Beside her family the church was in her heart. Her favorite song was “I Want the Lord to Walk with Me.”

Home at Last

The sun set for Mother Jones on January 25, 2021 She caught the “Early Train to Glory. Because the Evening Train might be too late” She was preceded in death her husband of 66 years, her mother, father, 2 sisters, four brothers, and a granddaughter.

Cherished Her Everlasting Memories

Mother Jones leaves to cherish her precious memories, a supportive, daughter that went beyond and above, Deloris (Roy) Williams of Bastrop, Tx, Reverend Rufus Jr (Pam) Jones of Smithville, Tx, Louise (Earl) Simms of Texarkana Tx. Willie Charles (Sandra) Jones of Bastrop Tx. One Sister -Law Nora Washington of Houston Texas. 16 grandchildren, 42 great-grands, 17 great. great grandchildren, host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. 

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January 29, 2021

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Gipson Pendergrass People's Mortuary, LLC
109 NW 1st Street
Smithville, TX 78957

Funeral Service
January 30, 2021

11:00 AM
Providence Primitive Baptist District Tabernacle
120 N. Gaines Road
Cedar Creek, TX 78612

Interment following funeral service
January 30, 2021

Clearview Cemetery
111 W, Clearview Cemetery Rd.
Bastrop, TX 78602

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