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Ruth Jones May 22, 1922 - August 21, 2020

Frances Ruth Jones (Nana) 98 of Southaven, MS. passed away in her home on August 21st, 2020. Ruth was a retired cosmetologist and homemaker and a active member of the First Baptist Church of Horn Lake for 64 years. It was there that she met many of her lifelong friends. Ruth was a kind gentle sweet lady who loved gardening and her flowers, but her special love was being with her family, friends and the fellowship of her church.

Ruth was born in the small Texas town of Honey Grove on May 22, 1922, the 1st daughter of Simon (Sam) Bradshaw and Alma Prickett Bradshaw. She was a graduate of Roxton high school. Ruth married Willis (Red) Jones on December 21, 1946. At the beginning they lived in many different states from TX to MA before moving to DeSoto County in 1956. Many times, living in tents and trailers while working on construction projects along the MS River and other locations.

Ruth is survived by her two sons, Dewey L. (Rita) of Horn Lake and Robert G. “Robbie” (Debbie) of Southaven. Three grandchildren James B. “Jamey” Jones (Angie) of Southaven, Justin M. Jones (Tabitha) of Hernando and Kelley Ruth Taylor (Mac) of Olive Branch. Eight Great grandchildren, Jackson Jones, Jacob “Jake” Jones, Jada G. Jones, Julia C. Jones, Johnathan C. Jones, Jaylee D. Jones, Ella Ruth Taylor, Robert Mac “Butch” Taylor and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Willis “Red” Jones, her parents Sam and Alma Bradshaw, infant son Donald Ray Jones, infant daughter Linda Ruth Jones and siblings Ruby B. Cooper, W.E. “Buck” Bradshaw, Robert Wayne Bradshaw and Mildred B. Bonner.

In lieu of flowers donations in the name of Ruth B. Jones to the 2020 Building fund (shelbygiving.com) at First Baptist Church, 3505 Goodman Road, Horn Lake, MS 38637 (fbchl.org).

Due to Covid-19 mandates Twin Oaks Memorial, Gardens & Funeral Home is not allowed to release service details. All services are considered private services and limited to the State of Mississippi and federal mandated number of guests. We understand the difficulty of this situation but must adhere to the mandate for the safety of our guests and staff alike.


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    Dean Bradshaw says

    She was the last of her generation. May God bless.

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    Glenda (Shields) Cobb says

    I know that your mother will missed by many who loved her. She was a sweet sweet lady. Prayers for the family.

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    Rob Leonard says

    I loved Nana. An angel on earth. My condolences to all.

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    Jill Taylor says

    Such a wonderful lady. She will be missed by so many. How grateful I am to have known her and that sweet spirit for as long as I did. Thank you Robbie and Debbie for sharing her with me.

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    Elaine D. Shinault says

    Miss Ruth was one of the sweetest and kindest ladies I ever knew.
    Always putting others first.
    My thoughts and prayers to all the family .
    ( She also made a delicious chocolate pie).❤️

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