Lela Bell JonesMarch 10, 1934 ~ December 2, 2017 (age 83)
Mrs. Lela Bell Jones, of Jacob City, Florida went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 2, 2017 in Lakeland, Florida.
She was a native of Jackson County and a member of Saint Mary Missionary Baptist Church in Jacob City, Florida.
She was born on February 10, 1934 to Monroe and Mazel Mack who preceded her in death.
She was married to Willie Jones who also preceded her in death.
From that union she is survived by her children seven daughters: Shirley Davis (Ronald Sr.), Debra Torres (Anthony), Carolyn Jones, all of Lakeland, Florida, Mary Sherman (Leon), of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Martha McNealy of Palm Beach, Florida, Lela Smith (Hilliard), of Atlanta Georgia, Gwen Jackson (Homer) of Panama City Beach, Florida and six sons: Larry Mack of Jacob City, Florida, Willie Lee Jones (Elvia), Jackie Jones (Jacqueline), Michael Jones (Tiffany) all of Atlanta, Georgia, Johnny Jones and John Jones both of Lakeland, Florida. She is survived by three sisters: Annie Lee Henderson (Samuel, deceased) and Christoria Pittman (David) all of Jacob City, Florida, Margaret Craft (William, deceased) of Lakeland, Florida; and five brothers: Henderson Mack (Connie) of Plant City, Florida, Will Mack (Essie, deceased), Samuel Mack, Johnny Mack (Brenda, deceased), and Howard Mack (Sue) all of Lakeland, Florida; one sister-in-law, Barbara Haddock of Tallahassee, Florida; forty-seven grandchildren and fifty-eight great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews relatives and friends.
Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.