Velma Lee Jones, 77, of Monticello, passed away on January 7, 2019 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.
She was born on August 4, 1941 in the Lacey community in Drew County to the late Erwood Jones and Lula Durham Jones.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother James E. Jones.
She was a graduate of Drew Central High School and the University of Arkansas at Monticello. She retired from Leisure Lodge (The Woods) Nursing Home in Monticello, and was, for a time, a substitute teacher. Velma was an avid gardener and loved growing vegetables and flowers. She was a member of the Lacey Methodist Church and on many occasions she and her family would host a night of gospel singing at their home in Monticello where she would play the piano. Velma especially enjoyed traveling to bluegrass and gospel events.
Velma is survived by a niece, Susan Young; a nephew, Kenneth Jones; and a great nephew, James Young, all from Little Rock.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 12, at 10 a.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Chapel. Burial will follow at the Lacey Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be to the American Red Cross, Humane Society of Southeast Arkansas, or the Lacey cemetery organization.