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Mary Clotteal Jones, 85, died on Sunday. She was born in Watervalley, Mississippi on February 20, 1934 to the late LaVert and Lovora (Nee: Person) Pearson

Mary married Elmore Nathaniel “Nate” Jones Jr. on June 5, 1955. During her lifetime she held numerous jobs, her last being with Dremel Manufacturing in which she retired. She was an excellent cook, and loved spending time with her church and family.

She leaves to cherish her memories four children: Bobbie (Roger L.) Reed, Jimmy (Sheri) Jones, Marilyn (James) Williams and Anthony Jones, all of Racine, WI; grandchildren, Roger D. (Angie) Reed, Jainelle (Javier) Cauthen, Jimmy Jones Jr., Julius (TerriAnn) Jones, Jamie Williams, James D. Williams, Sharitia Jones, Shaneka Jones, Shereka Jones, Natasha Saffell, Nija Westmoreland, Zacharias Hyatt, Ambra Robinson, Mario Jones, Yocamma Jones, Tara Jones and 25 great-great grandchildren; one loving sister Lena Pearl Evans; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Navella (Apostle John) Williams, Edward (Victoria) Jones, Junior Townsend, Mary L., Emma, Dorothy Jones and Irene Pearson. In addition to her parents and husband she was also preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters, six sisters-in-law and eight brothers-in-law. Mary will be dearly missed by a host of family and friends.

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