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Phillis Jones

July 7, 1942 — February 23, 2023


Phillis Jones

Phillis Jones, age 80 of Jonesboro, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2023 in Gatesville.


Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at Jonesboro Cemetery, with Rev. Larry Williams officiating.  The family will receive visitors from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, February 27th at Scott’s Funeral Home.


Phillis Jean Jones was born on July 7, 1942 in Gatesville, to the late Merville Howard and Dovie Logan White.  She grew up in the Whitehall community of Coryell County and went to school in Ireland, Whitehall and graduated from Gatesville High School. She married Oscar Jones on October 31, 1959.  They have resided in Jonesboro since 1975.  Phillis worked for the Jonesboro I.S.D. for 22 years, driving the bus and cooking homestyle meals in the cafeteria.  After retiring from the school, she worked in Central Supply at Coryell Memorial Hospital for 12 years, before fully retiring from working.  All the years, Phillis worked from sun up to sun down every day, caring for and raising her family, tending to farm chores and any other task asked of her or she seen that needed doing; all without a single complaint spoken.  She always said, “I’m just an ol’ country gal!”  She was called Mom, Granny, or Aunt Jean by all of her loved ones.  To know her, was to love her.


Phillis was preceded in death by her parents, M.H. “Stump” and Dovie White; sons, Vernon Dean Jones, Robert Glen White and Corey Heath Jones; sisters, Dorothy Songer and Ruth White; brothers, John Thomas (J.T.) and Donald White; grandson, Oscar Lee Jones.


Phillis is survived by her husband, Oscar Dean Jones; sons, Noble Jones, Troy and wife Kelli Jones, Joshua Damon and wife Kara Lee and their son Joshua Clark Jones; daughter-in-love, Karen Mengelkamp; sister, Clydene White Leos; cousins loved as sisters, Joann Paul and Faye Jean Crosson; brothers, Lonnie and Howard White; brother-in-law, Bill Jones and wife, Mary and many loved grandchild, great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, and nephews. 

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Tuesday, February 28, 2023

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