Jul 24 2014
Bert L. Kennedy Jones, 85, of Jacksonville, went to Heaven
on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. She was born April 12, 1929 in Glennville,
Georgia, as 1 of 16 children to the late Carl Kennedy & Eula Mae Bell
Kennedy. Bert was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandma.
She was a member of North Jacksonville Baptist Church for 40 years. Bert
taught Sunday school at Forest Hills Baptist Church. She served as a
waitress for 50 years. Bert was a past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star
at Hurlbert Lodge, a past Queen of the Daughters of the Nile, started
Brentwood Rainbow girls and was a mother advisor known as “Ma Bert.” She
was predeceased by 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Survivors include her loving
husband of 63 years, Baxter “Buddy” Jones; children, Bunny Jones Peacock
(Verlin), Gail Jones Hurst (Frank), Alan Jones (Lynn), Donna Smiley
Fountain (Reece); 10 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 4 brothers; 5
sisters; numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be
held on Monday, July 28 at 11AM at North Jacksonville Baptist Church, 8531
North Main Street, with Rev. Chris Coram officiating. Interment will
follow in Jacksonville National Cemetery. The family will receive friends
on Monday beginning at 10AM at the church. In lieu of flowers donations
may be made to the church’s building fund-parking lot. Arrangements are
under the direction of Cedar Bay Funeral Home, 714-1110.
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