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Bessie Violet Jones
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Bessie Violet Jones, 74, of Smithville died Saturday, November 26, 2016 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital.


She was retired from Timers, a charter member of the Covenant Baptist Church, and she attended the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church. She was a Loving Mother, Sister, Grandmother, Aunt and Great Aunt.


The funeral was held Monday at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Joel Wood officiated with burial following in Whorton Springs Cemetery.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Jones; parents, Henry David and Hattie Lou Redmon Johnson, and niece, Lisa Johnson.


Survivors include a daughter, Donna and Keith Herbert of Smithville. Grandson, Layne and Kayla Mathis of Smyrna. Step grandchildren, Zoey and Craig Pauley of Louisiana, Joshua Herbert of Smithville, and Nathan Herbert of California. Nephew, David and Patricia Johnson; Great nephews Austin, Jacob, and Luke Johnson; and great niece, Graciella Johnson all of Dowelltown. Special Godson, Charles Shannon and Jennifer Adcock of Smithville; brother, Larry and Frances Johnson. Several loved nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends also survive.


Pallbearers included; Jacob Johnson, David Johnson, Austin Johnson, Charles Shannon Adcock, Ronnie Redmon, and Stevie Cripps.


Love-Cantrell Funeral Home, was in charge of the arrangements.






Smithville, TN