DeEtte “Tump” Jones

Mrs. DeEtte “Tump” Jones, age 90 and a resident of Forest passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland after an extended illness.

Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from the Forest United Methodist Church with Rev. Trey Harper officiating. Interment followed in the Eastern Cemetery under the direction of Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Forest.

Visitation was at 1:00 pm on Wednesday at the church.

Mrs. Jones was born in Zachary, LA, and was proud of the fact that she was a resident of Forest for the past 80 years. A retired secretary for the Veterans Administration, “Tump” will be remembered for her love for animals, particularly her dogs, and her expertise with flowers as an “almost Master Gardener.”  She was a very active member of Forest United Methodist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband: Powell Jones; her parents: J.T. and Mary T. Henley Robertson; and one sister: Mary Lee Mayo.

Survivors include her two children: Tom (Jamie) Jones of Memphis, TN and John (Susan) Jones of Holly Springs; three grandchildren: Brian (Anna) Jones: Will (Lora) Jones, and Fowler Jones; four great-grandchildren: Bailey, Clarabelle, Liberty, and Sebastian Jones; one special niece: Oleta Thomas; and a special cousin: Mary Gail Freeman of Olive Branch.

Serving as pallbearers were Folwer Jones, Will Jones, Brian, Jones, John David Thomas, Matthew Thomas, Brad Howerton, Freddie Bagley, and Andy Chambers.

Serving as honorary pallbearers were Kathy and Red Richardson, Jo Marler, Betty Culpepper, Cathy Baker, Jean Palmer, Lib Hill, Glinda Smith, Margaret Thompson, Martha Graham, Marian Sistrunk, Bob Brown and Junior Madden.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Forest United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 68, Forest, MS 39074.