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July 22, 2019


Celestine R. Jones
April 16, 1943 - July 10, 2019

Celestine R. Jones was born  April 16, 1943  to the late Adies J.  and Ella Montgomery Reeves in Canton, Mississippi.  She departed this life  July 10, 2019, at  the age of 76.

Celestine attended school in the Washington Parish School System and graduated from Washington Parish High School, before briefly attending Southern University in Baton Rouge. Celestine was retired after having served as Housekeeping Supervisor for Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Franklinton for more than a decade. She was active in the community and spent time  sitting with the elderly.  She was a lifelong member of Sweet Rest Missionary Baptist Church.

Celestine delighted in her friends, and her role as a sister, mother and grandmother. These relationships were the most important to her. She was a remarkable cook who enjoyed preparing meals for family and friends, especially for holiday gatherings. Additionally, she had a life-long passion for gardening and took tremendous pride in her plants.

Celestine lived a blessed life and will be missed.  She leaves behind two  sons, Theo Jones,  Franklinton, LA. and Andre Reeves,  Slidell, LA;  one  sister Amelia Reeves, Boglalusa, LA.;   four grandchildren, Andre Reeves, Jr., Asante Reeves, Andraya Reeves and Angel Reeves;  and numerous  other loving relatives and close friends.

Celestine was preceded in death, her father Adies Reeves and mother, Ella Montgomery Reeves and her husband, Theophile J. Jones, Sr.  Three brothers, Leon Matthews, Lucious E. Reeves and Adies J. Reeves, Jr., and one sister, Ruth R. Evans.

Visitation will be held Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  at  Sweet Rest Missionary Baptist Church, 1811 Desmare Street, Franklinton, LA  with the funeral services following at Noon.  Pastor Norwert Hills, Jr.,   officiating. Interment will be held at the Sweet Rest M.B.C. Memorial Park.

Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton, LA is in charge of the arrangements.

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