Genevieve Alice Jones
Genevieve Alice Jones
  • March 3, 1917 - July 8, 2017
  • Richmond, Texas

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Alice Genevieve Jones was born in Blanchard, Oklahoma, March 3, 1917, the first child of Forrest David Brown and Florence O'Letha Brewer Brown. She went to be with the Lord on July 8, 2017. Genevieve is survived by her daughter, Janice Elaine Rose, and son-in-law, Kenneth L. Rose; Grandsons, John Hampton Rose and wife, Elizabeth, and Michael Leslie Rose and wife, Holly, Grandchildren, Wiley Jack Rose, Emma Joy Rose, and Andrew Hampton Rose; Sister, Margaret Allen, and Brother, Marvin Brown, both from Kansas City area; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Betty Gibson and Hilda Benton.
She was allowed a rare 100th birthday celebrated with her family. She spent most of her early life in Gillham, Sevier County, Arkansas. Her dad farmed and had cattle, and she grew up working alongside her mother, three sisters and brother, helping to keep the farm going. She met the love of her life, Leslie Hampton Jones, and they were married for nearly 66 years. Genevieve and Leslie spent most of their years together in Texarkana, Arkansas; and they were avid Razorback fans. She had a beautiful soprano singing voice and knew the words to hymns by heart even to the last. She enjoyed classical music as well. Genevieve enjoyed preparing food for all who visited their home. On holidays, she would fill her dining room table with desserts, trying to prepare everyone's favorite. She was known for her coconut cake studded with glistening red cherries. Upon Leslie's death in 2004, Genevieve joined Janice in the Sugar Land/Richmond area. She was so proud of her Ken, John and Mike as well as Holly and Elizabeth, with special delight in Wiley and Emma and the recent birth of Andrew. She and Janice enjoyed a special bond between mother and daughter all these years. Genevieve is lovingly remembered by her family for her soft spoken spirit, her gentle ways, and finding the good in everyone she met.

In lieu of flowers, you may send remembrances to Sugar Land Baptist Church or KHCB Christian Radio Station, Houston, Tx.