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Carolyn Jones

Carolyn Reed Jones

Saturday, March 20, 1937 - Saturday, December 26, 2020
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Carolyn Reed Jones, 83, died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Winnsboro, TX on December 26, 2020.
She was born March 20, 1937, in Jackson, Mississippi to Paul and Nellie Wright and spent her young childhood in Jackson. Growing up in Mississippi, her parents gave her the nickname “Doozy”, which made her feel special and was a memory that she always cherished. Carolyn attended elementary school in Jackson, Mississippi. At the age of 12, she moved with her mother and two siblings to San Francisco, California where her mother and step-father, Leland Mansuetti, owned and operated a skating rink. In her spare time, she worked at the skating rink while attending secondary school in the San Francisco Public Schools. It was here that she met her husband of 61 years, Dalton Reed - a native Texan who was stationed in California while in the Navy. They were married on August 18, 1953. In 1955, the family moved back to Texas where Carolyn spent a few years as a telephone operator at Southwestern Bell Telephone in Dallas, Texas. They had a long and happy marriage and raised 3 children in Mesquite, Texas. Carolyn spent most of her early marriage as a stay-at-home mom, but as the children grew, she worked at various places, including a few years as an attendance clerk at Skyline High School in Dallas, Texas. Her husband, Dalton, was a Firefighter. Upon retirement, they moved to a small family farm in Winnsboro, Texas, which was their home for the rest of their lives. After 61 years of marriage, her husband, Dalton, preceded her in death in 2015. Sometime later, Carolyn remarried her second husband, LC Jones, of Mount Vernon, Texas. Carolyn was a devout Christian and attended Walnut Street Baptist Church in Winnsboro, Texas. Her interests included family, cooking, sewing, and reading. She was known for her sweet and compassionate disposition and devoted much of her time and energy as a friend and confidant to the many friends and family who all loved to come to her for advice, comfort, and unconditional love. Carolyn is survived by:Her husband, LC Jones of Winnsboro, Texas Her sisters, Charlotte Wagner, and Connie Evans, and a brother, Chippy Barton. Three adult children, Linda Reed Hendrex and husband Anthony, Russell Lee Reed and wife Danna, and Ron Reed. And four step-children: Stepson, Dale Jones and wife Julie, Stepdaughters Ann Johnson, Karen Spence, and Tammy Winthrop and husband Larry Winthrop. Grandchildren: Elizabeth Hendrex, William Hendrex, Carolyn Hendrex, Stephanie Brewer, Jennifer Reed, Colton Reed, and Jennifer Martin. Great-grandchildren, Katie Higdon, Seth Brewer, Nora Fadli, Sarah Fadli, and Levi Reed. Brother and Sister-in-Law: Marvin and Helen Reed. She is also survived by a large number of great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends who miss her terribly. Everyone who knew her will remember her intelligence, her sweetness, and her beautiful smile. Predeceased by: Her First Husband of 61 years, Dalton Lee Reed Parents: Mother, Nellie (Minton) Wright, Mansuetti, and Father, Paul Robinson Wright Brother, Steve Wright Her mother and father-in-law Fred and Ethel Reed Brother and sister-in-law Rowe and Marie Reed Sister-in-law and brother-in-law Henry and Lois Nustupa
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, 12/29/20 at 11:00 AM. Walnut Street Baptist Church 919 North Walnut Street Winnsboro, TX 75494 Officiant Pastor David Taylor. Honorary Pallbearers: Ron Reed, Russell Reed, Colton Reed, Levi Reed, Matt Brewer, and Seth Brewer. A private family burial will be held at a later date when weather permits.
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    Tuesday, December 29, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, December 29, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Walnut Street Baptist Church
    Address
    919 N. Walnut St.
    Winnsboro, TX 75494
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    Officiant
    Bro. David Taylor

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