Funeral services for Burnia B. Jones were held on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Jewett. Bro. Allen Crosby officiated. Interment followed the services at Jewett Cemetery.
Mr. Jones passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020, at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Temple.
He was born on October 20, 1939, in Waurika, Oklahoma, but moved to Houston at an early age where he lived most of his life. Mr. Jones served in the U.S. Navy for four years and returned to Houston where he worked for NASA as a Stationary Engineer. He married Beth on September 22, 1962, and shared over fifty-seven years of marriage together. After his retirement, he and Beth moved to Lake Limestone in 1999. Mr. Jones enjoyed fishing, working in his yard and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Jewett.
He is survived by his wife, Beth Jones of Lake Limestone; two sons, Benny Jones of New Braunfels, and Brian Jones & wife Sonya of Houston; six grandchildren, Jonathan Ruzicka & wife Brittany, Jessica Jones, Katie Jones, Brian Jones, Jr., Dylan Jones and Kasey Jones; five geat-grandchildren; two brothers, Tom Jones & wife Jean of Houston, and Bill Jones & wife Lolla of Alvin; one sister, Linda Porter of Waco; other relatives and friends.
Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas & Lorene Jones; and one sister, Leona Moore.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 263, Jewett, TX 75846.