Martha Parker Jones, born January 25, 1950, current resident of Memphis, Tennessee and longtime resident of Yazoo City, Mississippi, passed away peacefully from this life after a brief battle with cancer.
Mrs. Jones was a graduate of Delta State University where she received a master’s degree in Education. She taught school for 30 years - first at Manchester Academy and then later at Yazoo County High School, both in Yazoo City, Mississippi. She moved to Memphis, Tennessee in May of 2019 to be with her daughter, son-in-law, and her grandchildren, whom she adored.
Mrs. Jones will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother ( Nana), sister, teacher, friend, and most of all, a faithful Christian. Mrs. Jones was often heard telling her daughters and grandchildren “To love as God loves”.
Mrs. Jones is survived by her daughters, Amanda Hope Jones and Charity Jones Pace, as well as her son-in-law David Louis Pace; her grandchildren Michaela Pace Renfroe and her husband Christopher of Valdosta Georgia; Eden Presely Pace, Emmitt Palmer Pace, Coleman Mac Pace, David Parker Pace, Ledger Daniel Pace, and Lilly-Kizziah Melissa Pace, all of Memphis, Tennessee. She is also survived by her siblings: Donna Dennis and her husband Steve Dennis of Baton Rouge and Louisiana, Don Parker and his wife Mandy Parker of Owasso, Oklahoma. She also had many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.
Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husband, Emmitt Doyle Jones, former police chief of Yazoo City, Mississippi and later in Lucedale, Mississippi; granddaughter Lorelai Hope Pace; parents Donnie and Sue Parker of Yazoo City, Mississippi; and,sister Melissa Parker Hunt of Opelousas, Louisiana
A “Celebration of Life” will be held on August 7, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in the Hampton Inn in Yazoo City, Mississippi, located at 2161 Grand Avenue. All family and friends are invited.