Erma Harris Jones, 84, was born Sept. 10, 1927, to Albert and Mattie Harris. She joined Mt. Calm Missionary Baptist Church at an early age and later transitioned to St. Rest Baptist Church, where she served as a loyal and faithful member.
On April 18, 1943, she was united in holy matrimony with Obie Jones, Sr. To this union, 12 children were born.
On Jan. 6, 2012, the sweet spirit of our dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and mother-in-law went to join the Savior in that home not made with hands, but whose maker and builder is God.
Her loving husband, Obie Jones, Sr., preceded her in death and is waiting for her in Paradise with her father, Albert Harris, Sr.; mother, Mattie Harris; her four brothers, Albert "A.B." Harris, Earnest "Mutt" Harris, Otis Harris, Sr. and Henry "Sucky Baby" Harris; one sister, Edna "Little Honey" Carr; and grandson, D'Juan Jones.
She leaves to cherish her memory, four sons, Obie, Jr. (Beverly), Earnest (Estelle), Dwayne (Anita), Ronald (Warmetruis); eight daughters, Edna Courville (Larry), Mattie Hudson (Dewey), Bobbie Warren, Dorothy Jefferson (Jackie), Edith Shelton (Darriel), Linda Smith (Charles, Sr.), Anita Francis (Frank, deceased), Kimetha Moore (Charles); a special son, Nathan Williams; two special caregivers, Cassandra Butler and Shankrelyn Combs; 20 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 14 at 11 a.m. at St. Rest Baptist Church. Interment will follow at the Sheppard Street Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Friday, January 13 in the chapel of Kennon's Mortuary.
Services are entrusted to Kennon's Mortuary. Email condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.