July 19, 1945 – January 18, 2016
On July 19, 1945, a beautiful baby girl was born to Gladys Frazier and she named her Shirley Ann Frazier.
Shirley was born in Minden.
Shirley met the love of her life, Clemon Jones Jr. “Sweet Red.” On Aug. 5, 1962, they were united in holy matrimony, and to this union four children were born.
She confessed Christ at an early age and united with New Light Baptist Church where she served as an usher. She later united with the Good Samaritan Missionary Baptist Church, and continued to do God’s work as an usher. Shirley was also a faithful member of OES Chapter Number 173.
She received her education from the Webster Parish School System.
Shirley was the first African American to be hired at West Gibson located in the West Plaza. She was a faithful employee for 18 years until their closure. After retiring from West Gibson, she was later employed with the Webster Parish School System. Shirley was Webster Parish Council on Aging for seven years. She always said, “forgive anyone that wronged you-do not block your blessings.”
On Jan. 18, 2016, God knew it was time for Shirley to have some peace and rest, so he called her home. Shirley is no longer with us but her love, wisdom and grace will always be present through the wonderful memories that we shared.
She was preceded in death by one son; Trovoski D. Jones, one brother, Harold Frazier.
She leaves to cherish her memories of strength, wisdom, humility and love to her loving husband of 53 years: Clemon Jones Jr; three daughters: Jacqueline Jones Patterson (Elmo), Chundra L. Jones (Victor) of Minden, Katrina Jones Brown (David) of Mansfield, Texas. A loving and caring mother, Gladys Drew of Minden. Daughter in law: Cristy Jones of Haughton, two sisters in law: Annie Jones Moore (Willie) and Sueletha Frazier both of Minden. Four aunts: Velma Jackson, Louise Williams, Mary Warren (Arthur), Inez Bell (Otis) all of Minden. Five grandchildren; Kartonio D. Jones, Adrieeta Moore (Bruce) of Minden, KeAndrea Brown of Mansfield, Texas. Zaria and ZaKeria Jones both of Haughton; five great grandchildren; Kartonio Combs of Shreveport; Kentravion Lister, LeRoyal Key, Kamayiah, and Kaiden all of Minden, LA, and numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be at noon Saturday, Jan. 23, 2015 at Good Samaritan Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Hopewell Cemetery in Dubberly. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.