Marie Jaynes


Ella “Marie” Jaynes, 81, of China Spring, passed away Sunday, March 8th at a local hospital.

Graveside Service: 11AM Thursday, March 12th at China Spring Cemetery.

Visitation: 6 to 8PM Wednesday, March 11th at Lake Shore Funeral Home.

Marie was born on Oct 8,1933 in Bridgeport to Luther and Audrey Lee (Early) Newton. Marie was raised on a farm in Bosqueville where they had a horse, raised cows, pigs, and picked cotton. She was the third born of 8 girls and 1 boy. On July 28, 1956, she married her high school sweetheart, Claude Jaynes. They later raised three sons that grew up in China Spring; Wayne, Jeff and Jason. Marie was a member of the First Baptist Church of China Spring. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She retired from American Amicable Life after 44 years of service in 1999.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, sister MaryAnn Kelley, brother Gary Wayne Newton, and grandson Max High Jaynes.

Survivors include, husband, Claude E. Jaynes of China Spring; sons, Wayne Jaynes and wife Jamey of Robinson, Jeff Jaynes of China Spring, and Jason Jaynes and wife Christy of China Spring; granddaughters:, Tiffany (Jaynes) Daughtry and husband Matt, Jenna Jaynes and fiancé Robert Buckner, Joanna Jaynes, Jesse Jaynes, Morgan Jaynes, Madison Jaynes, JessicaAnn Jaynes, and Rylie Parker; grandsons, Justin Jaynes, Mason Jaynes, Hunter Jaynes, Braden Jaynes, Austin Parker, Joey Brooks and Andrew Aleman; great-Granddaughter, Reagan Daughtry; sisters, Doris June Fitzhugh of Waco, Helen Ruth Mathis of Tucson AZ, Lois Newton of China Spring, Peggy Parks of Austin, Nancy Taylor of Las Vegas NV, and Jeannie and husband Richard Melton of Montbelview; sister-in-law, Liz Newton of Waco; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

The family would like to acknowledge a special thank you to her caregiver and friend, Almarita Evans as well as Monte Don Grayson for all the love and support shared.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of China Spring.

Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at

Contact Information:
Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr, Waco 76708, United States (US) - Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: China Spring Cemetery , 17000 Old China Spring Rd,; China Spring, TX 76633

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  1. Paul & Kathy Freedman

    Jaynes family
    So sorry to hear of the passing of ms Jaynes your family is in our thoughts and prayer.

  2. Kirk and DeeDee Lewis

    So sorry to hear of your Mothers passing May God Bless you now and in the days to come and keep those treasured memories very close

  3. George and Julia Black

    Claude and family,

    We have your family in our prayers and
    send our heartfelt condolences.
    God Bless.

  4. I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with all of you during this difficult time.

  5. Gayle Starnes

    Wayne and Jamey our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Love yall
    Gayle and Bob Starnes

  6. Jeff, you’re facing one of the most difficult times of your life, but be sustained by so many friends holding you in our hearts. Love you.

  7. Byron & Bridget Jenkins

    Dear Wayne, Jamey & Jaynes Family;

    We are so very sorry to hear about your beloved Mom. Please know you are in
    our thoughts and prayers. May God lend
    you His extra strength and guidance to make
    it through this difficult time.

  8. Claude, Wayne & Family,
    My thoughts and prayers will be with you at this difficult time.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Ray Roberts

  9. Ross and I worked with Marie at American-Amicable where she was always so helpful, a smiling ray of sunshine. I know you, her family, will no doubt miss her deeply.

  10. Wilda Stanford Hurst

    So sorry for your loss. May God place his loving hand on you and comfort you during this trying time.

  11. Sharon Auldridge

    Claude, Wayne, Jeff and Jason and your precious families I am so sorry for your loss of this very precious person. There has never and will never be another Marie. We love her so and know she is with her Lord and Savior dancing with the angels. My prayers and love to each and every one of you during this most difficult time.. <3

  12. Wayne and Family,
    I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet mom. I pray that you will feel God’s comfort during this time. Hugs to you all.

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