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Ruth C. Jones, 81, Rockport

Ruth C. (Adams) Jones, 81, of Rockport, passed away on Monday, September 28, 2020, at her home, surrounded by her loving family, as she wished. 

She was born in Rockport on January 11, 1939, to the late Eddie and Wilma (Keelor) Adams.

She was a graduate of Rockport High School and married James Robert Jones on August 20, 1958. He preceded her in death on August 12, 1980.

Being widowed at age 41 with seven kids between the ages of 14 and 21 was hard, but she was very adamant that all of them graduate from high school. She was not afraid to let them know when she didn’t agree with their decisions, but they also knew she would be just as fierce when someone was against her family. She was always thankful for her family and friends and would always remember birthdays and other occasions by sending cards. She also loved to call and catch up every chance she got.

Ruth had worked at Miller’s Merry Manor as a nurse’s aide and then in the laundry department, but her favorite job was being Mom, Mamaw, Grandma and Mimi. She loved her family unconditionally.

She was a faithful member of Bakers Creek Baptist Church, and enjoyed Aquacize and being a Red Hatter, but her biggest joy in life was line dancing. She met so many people, including her good friend, Kelly Christian. Her children report, “Our beautiful mom was freed from her earthly and limiting body to a heavenly welcome of a new body that without a doubt, she is dancing in today.”

Ruth is survived by her children, Carl Jones and his wife, Elaine, Eddie Jones and his wife, Dee Ann, Loren Jones, Linc Jones, Becky Kaelin and her husband, Pat, Mary Kay Anderson and her husband, Wayne, and Freda Jaquess and her husband, Kevin; her grandchildren, Jessica, Adam, Andrew, Katelyn, Jonathan, Jason, Timothy, Bailey, Breanna and Christopher; her sisters, Edna McFall and Elaine Green; sisters-in-law, a brother-in-law, and several nieces and nephews.

Services for Ruth C. Jones were held Saturday, October 3, at Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport, with Pastor Carl Jones officiating. Burial followed at Shiloh Cemetery in Rockport.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bakers Creek Baptist Church or your local humane society. Friends unable to attend may send a condolence to the family at www.BoultinghouseFuneralHome.com.

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