January 28, 1940 - November 12, 2020
Lula Jo Jones was born in Bastrop, Texas on January 28, 1940 to Erma White and Charlie Jones.
Lula was a lifetime resident of Bastrop. Baptized at an early age, Lula was a member of Mt. Rose Missionary Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and served as Church Clerk over 50 years.
She was a 1959 graduate of Emile High School, where she graduated as Salutatorian of her class. After graduating she attended Prairie View A & M University for a year before returning home to work as a clerk with the Bastrop County Agricultural Extension Office. She retired from Bastrop County after 31 years of service. She then began volunteering. She worked with the Bastrop County Emergency Food Pantry for several years before retiring a second time. Over the years she volunteered with several organizations including Pink Santa and the Bastrop Literacy Volunteer Program. She was also a member of the Lioness Club and Family Community Education program.
Lula was known as the ‘Go to person’. Whatever you needed, if she couldn’t provide the information to you, she could certainly tell you where you needed to go to get what you needed. She loved to type and would often do the church bulletins for all the local churches. Helping and encouraging people was her passion.
Lula was a strong woman of great faith in God. She loved the Lord! She loved her great granddaughters and always had her brag book of pictures of them. She loved her family and friends, and she loved her Mt. Rose Church Family.
At sunrise, on November 12,2020, after a long hard battle with Cancer, Lula answered the Lord’s call.
She leaves to cherish her memories: Her daughter Yvonne Jones-Taylor (Austell, GA); granddaughters LaKisha Sanders (Austell, GA) and Brittany Taylor (Austell, GA/Bastrop, TX); great granddaughters Carla and Talia Sanders; sisters Jesse (Kate) Douglas (Austin, TX), Sharon Jones and Arlene Jones of California and cousins who were like sisters Shirley Powell and Billie Cavanaugh of Austin, TX and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
The family of Lula J Jones extend our sincere thanks to our many friends for each and every act of kindness extended to us during the illness and passing of Lula. Mere words cannot express how we feel. Thank you for your kindness, thoughtfulness and prayers.
We extend special thanks to Dr. Netaji and the Texas Oncology staff, Encompass Health Hospice, and the Mt. Rose Missionary Baptist Church Family
Fairview Cemetery, Bastrop Tx
Arrangements entrusted to Gipson Pendergrass Peoples Mortuary, Llc
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