Gloria Lynelle Jones

Gloria Lynelle Corley Jones, age 90, died on Sunday, January 19, 2020.  Lynelle was born to Edward Corley and Anita Brannan Corley on November 4, 1929 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.  She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 47 years, I. Tom Jones, II, and her brother Ed Corley.

Lynelle was a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi, where she was a charter member of Kappa Delta Sorority.  After marrying, Lynelle moved to Richton where she was an active member of Richton United Methodist Church from 1950 to 1963, and served as president of the Richton Women’s Club and started a girl scout troop.

Upon returning to Hattiesburg, she served as den leader of 3 different cub scout groups, and was a girl scout leader.  For nine years, while living in Jackson, she was an active member of Galloway United Methodist Church and president of the Brook Garden Club. Once they returned to Hattiesburg, Lynelle served as president for many different clubs including: The Velida Club, 4 Seasons Garden Club, Pine Burr Club.  She enjoyed her time with her precious coffee group friends where they shared camaraderie and discussed community events sometimes before they even happened.

Left to cherish her memory are her children Jeff Jones (Dawn), Stennis Jones (Kasey), and Janie Kamp (Peter) all of Hattiesburg.  She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, her sister in law Gai Corley of Ocean Springs, many cousins and numerous friends.

The family would like to thank her loving caregivers: Kathy Loftin and her staff, and the staffs of The Claiborne, Forrest General Hospital 9T, and The Asbury Hospice House.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 23 from 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. at Main Street United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg, Mississippi with the service immediately following.  Graveside service will be held at 3:30 at Sunset Cemetery in Richton, Mississippi. Lynelle will be buried beside her husband.  Hulett Winstead in Hattiesburg in handling the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Main Street United Methodist Church Building Fund or Edwards Street Fellowship.