Florence Jones, 96

Florence Jones, 96, of Hopkins passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, at the Laurels of Sandy Creek in Wayland.

Born Feb. 8, 1922, in Burnips, she was the daughter of the late George and Rose (Bush) Cartwright. On March 2, 1940, she married John H. Jones and he preceded her in death on Nov.21, 2000. 

Mrs. Jones had worked for Hopkins schools and was a dedicated homemaker. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother who will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Mrs. Jones is survived by her children, Johnnie and Schrie Jones of Pierson, Judy and Don Collier of Hopkins, Vikki and Dave Blakeslee of Burnips and Ron and Pam Jones of Hopkins; 20 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her son Larry Jones; her daughter Bonnie Walker; and 11 siblings.

The family will receive friends at Gorden Funeral Residence, Hopkins Chapel, on Monday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.  A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Andrew Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Poplar Hill Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to The Laurels of Sandy Creek, 425 East Elm St., Wayland, MI 49348. 

Assisting the family with arrangements is Gorden Funeral Residence, Hopkins Chapel, www.gordenfuneral.com.



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