Jackie Marie Farris Jones


Jackie Marie Farris Jones

January 2, 1929- October 15, 2017

Jackie Marie Farris Jones was born in Uvalde, TX, January 2, 1929 to Robert C. Farris and Dr. Reba Carder  Farris. She was raised in Del Rio, TX and married the late James Frederick Jones, son of Senator and Mrs. Charles R. Jones of Bonham, TX, January 27, 1951.

Jackie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Texas, Austin, 1952 where she was an honor student and was chosen 1950 Sweetheart of her sorority, Alpha Phi, 1950 Sweetheart of the University of Texas and 1951 Cotton Bowl Queen.

In 1957, Mrs. Jones and family moved to Atlanta, GA where she attended  Georgia State University  studying post  graduate journalism and was a Merritt College Communications Instructor.  She was active in Wiecu Road Baptist Church and was her church’s Coordinator for Morningside Homeless Shelter.

Mrs. Jones is survived by children Jim F. Jones, J. Charisse Jones Moore, Rev. Keith K. Jones, grandchildren Erin C. Moore, Charles B. J. Moore, great-granddaughter Isabelle D. Moore and a sister, Lura Lea Pyeatt .

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to Atlanta Humane Society.

Graveside Service to be held Oct 23, 2017 at 1:30 PM at:

Georgia National Cemetery

1080 Veterans Cemetery Road

Canton, GA, 30114