Funeral services for Mrs. Earnesteen Jones will be conducted at 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Johnson, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery under the direction of Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Forest.
Visitation will be from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Jones, age 88, was born September 3, 1929 in Canton and passed away on November 10, 2017 at her home in Forest. She was a homemaker who enjoyed quilting very much and cooking for her family. Working puzzle books and gardening were favorite past times. She will be remembered for the love that she had for her family with a matriarchal status, as a “mother to many.” She was a member of the Union Grove M.B. Church.
She is preceded in death by her son: Robert Johnson and her mother: Mandy Mae Johnson.
Survivors include her children: Edna Marie Fortune of Walnut Grove; Willie Johnson of Sebastopol; Catherleen (Jeff) Butterfield of Sherwood, AR; Mary Johnson of Walls; James (Sarah) Johnson, Clayton Johnson, Geraldine Johnson, and Cassandra (Tony) Pratt, all of Forest; one godchild: Vera Qualls of Forest; 34 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; one brother: Jimmy Dale Johnson of Canton; and two nieces.
Serving as pallbearers will be Justin Johnson, Toddrick Gray, Tyler Butterfield, Johnny Johnson, Walter Williams, and Tony Johnson.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Jeff Butterfield, Tony Pratt, and Clifton Qualls.