Dorothy J. Jones Sr.

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Dorothy J. Jones Sr.

January 12, 1932 - November 22, 2018

Dorothy J. Jones Sr. The Home Going Celebration and Honoring the life of Mrs. Dorothy Jones Sr., 86, of Enid, will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday December 3, 2018, at the First Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Wilbur G. Flynn and Norris Williams officiating. Burial will follow at the Memorial Park Cemetery, Enid, OK. Services are under the direction of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home.

She was born January 12, 1932, in Leonard, Texas, to Richard and Jimmie Green, and passed from this life on November 22, 2018, in Enid, Oklahoma.

She was raised and educated in Fredrick, OK, graduating from Boyd High School. In September 1947 she married Loran Jones Sr. in Fredrick OK. She worked for N.O.D.A. (Northern Oklahoma Development Association) as a Program Coordinator in seven counties for five years. She later went on to receive her Early Childhood Development Certificate and retired as a teacher for the Enid Head Start Program. She served as the First Lady of the First Missionary Baptist Church for 20 years. She then served as the First Lady of Tabernacle Baptist Church of Enid for 16 years.
After the death of her husband of over 47 years she rejoined the First Missionary Baptist Church of Enid under the Rev. Alfred Baldwin. She served as a Sunday School teacher, President of the Women's Mission Department, President of the Western District Women's Association and the Women's Retreat Director for the Western District. She was one of the founding members of the Interracial Women's Club of Enid. She served on the Advisory Boards for a host of nonprofit organizations including the Y.W.C.A., were she was named Woman of the Year and was an active member for over 40 years. She served on the Board of Directors for C.D.S.A. (Children Development Support Association), PEGASYS, Phillips University, Habitat for Humanity and volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). She was a Girl Scout Troop Leader, a member of the Garfield County American War Mothers. Her first and foremost occupation in life was raising her family.

She is survived by her son, Loren Jones Jr. and wife Sandra of Phoenix, AZ.; her three daughters, Joslyn Petty and husband Paul of Enid, OK, Dorothy Jones Jr. of Edmond OK, Lillian Williams and Keith of Edmond, OK; daughter-in-law, Dr. Nina Jones of Tulsa, OK; son-in-law, Pete Miller, of Enid, OK; fourteen grandchildren; and twenty-two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, her husband Rev. Loren Jones Sr., daughter Wilma Deneice Miller and son Dr. Phillip Jones.

Memorials in her name may be made to The Interracial Women's Club, C.A.S.A and The Y.M.C.A. with the Brown-Cummings Funeral Home as custodian of the funds.

Condolences to the family may be made online at WWWW.Brown-Cummings.com.
Published on December 1, 2018
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