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Mary Louise Jones

July 16, 1932 ~ February 22, 2021 (age 88)


Mary Louise Jones Tennel was born July 16, 1932 to parents of James Tennel and Malnetia Aldridge in Jacksonville, Texas.

She united in marriage to the late Robert (Bob) Jones in November 1955.

At an early age, she became a member of Pleasant Green Baptist Church. From there she united with Parkview Baptist Church where she remained a faithful member until she transitioned.

Education: Ned E. Williams School and C. B. Dansby High School. She attended Hurd Beauty School in Marshall, TX and received her cosmetology license.

Mary Louise made a career of being a crafted beautician for over 50 years. She cherished love for family. Her faith seed cause her to do whatever she could to build up the kingdom of God. She was constantly seeking people in the community to come be a part of the ministry at Parkview. She was a faithful Southside Reunion committee member. She ran a snow cone stand for years. She was on the Board of Habitat for Humanities.

She was the Mother of Parkview Male Chorus and Parkview Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, siblings French L. Taylor, Alfred J. Taylor, Robert W. Taylor and Brenda Brown.

Loving memories will be cherished by: children, Robert Jones, Peggy (Herman) Jordan, Laretta (Jerry) Freeny, Sherian Alexander; granddaughter/daughters, Latosha (Michael) Dotson,LaDonna Jones; granddaughters, Amber Jones, LaVisha Freeny; special loves, Michaela Dotson and Bryce Dotson; adopted children, Kyron Ranson and Charlotte J. Johnson; other adoptedchildren in the neighborhood; siblings, Shirley Sells, Judy (TW) White, Evelyn (Greg) Chambers; grandsons, Ryan Freeny, Kyle Freeny, Erick Jordan, Tre'von Alexander; sister‐in‐law, Ora J. Taylor; brothers‐in‐law, Austin Brown and Richard and a host of great‐grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, family and friends.

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February 25, 2021

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Craig Funeral Home
2001 S. Green Street
Longview, TX 75602

Funeral Service
February 26, 2021

12:00 PM
Parkview Baptist Church
2014 S. Green St.
Longview, TX 75602

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