Gloria Verdene Jones

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Gloria Verdene Jones, age 82, passed away March 16, 2023 surrounded by her loving family.

Visitation: 6pm – 8pm Monday, March 20, at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Funeral Service: 2pm Tuesday, March 21, at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Interment: Mart Cemetery

Reception:  Immediately following the graveside service, friends and family are invited to a reception and light meal in the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church of Mart, 601 E Texas Ave, Mart, TX 76664

Gloria was born January 31, 1941 to Delbert and Elthea (Griffin) Pace. She married Don Jones on September 2, 1961 in Wortham, Texas. Gloria and Don were longtime members of Lakeview Methodist Church. Gloria taught Literature and History for 29 years at Connally Jr. High School.

Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, Delbert and Elthea Pace; grandson, Sheriff Deputy Matthew R. Jones; sister, Dolores Pace McAdams; brothers, Glendale and Outher Dee Pace; brother-in-law, Archie McAdams; and sister-in-law, Becky Pace.

Those left to cherish her memory include her beloved husband, Donald Dean Jones of Waco; daughters, Lynn Jansky and husband Jerome of Porter Springs and Chris Kuykendall and husband Larry of Waco; son, Ronnie Jones and wife Debbie of West; brother, Bobby Pace of Longview; sister-in-law, Donna Pace of Gladewater; grandchildren, Brandon Jones, Stephen Jones and wife Melissa; Justin Jansky and Courtney Jones; and great grandchildren, Nolan Jansky, Hunter Jones, Avery Jones and Sylee Jones.

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Carla and Chester Pogue

    Prayers of peace and comfort for all of you.

  2. Continued blessings and miracles to your family. Your mother was quite a lady! 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

  3. Cindy (Wright) Byrd

    Mrs. Jones was one of my favorite teachers at Connally. She taught 8th grade literature. I enjoyed her class and learned so much from her that I chose her as my teaching assistant option in high school. She taught me so many things that I still use to this day! She was a real treasure! Praying peace and comfort for her family.

  4. Marilyn Doherty

    Worked many a concession stand with Gloria & Don & she taught both of our children.
    The Jones family is in our thoughts & prayers.
    Marilyn & Chuck Doherty

  5. Roderick Hackworth

    My condolences to the family, be strong 💕🙏🏾💕

  6. Cheryl (Fore) Lee

    One of my all-time favorite teachers. What a life she led, to have touched so many young lives. Prayers for her family during this difficult time.

  7. Bylinthia D Porter

    Lifting you and your family up in prayer🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

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