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Jacqueline Gaines Jones, 1933 – 2020



Jacqueline Gaines Jones, 87, of Vicksburg, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at 8:48 p.m.

She lived in Vicksburg all of her life. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother. She was raised in Christ Episcopal Church and is now a member of Hawkins United Methodist Church.

Born in Memphis, adopted at birth, Jackie moved to Vicksburg at a young age with her family. At 19-years-old, Jackie and her mother, opened Jac’s Dress Shop located on Washington Street and her parents owned Gaines Grocery on Openwood St. in Downtown Vicksburg. Jackie then met her loving husband Phil and married only three months later, loving each other for 64 years. They lived a wonderful life traveling and raising three beautiful children. Jackie started every day with a pot of coffee and a walk. She had a deep love for animals. She loved to dance, she loved music, and she loved telling stories about growing up downtown Vicksburg and what life was like in a river town in the 1950s. She was full of life and always put family first.

She is proceeded in death by her husband, Philip H. Jones Sr.; father, William Lawrence Gaines, and mother, Sara Leona Gaines; one brother, S. H. “Hooter” Brownley.

She is survived by her three loving children; son, Philip “Sonny” (Teresa) Jones Jr. of Vicksburg; two daughters, Carmen Lynn (Kenny) Robinson and Anissa Ann (Kimberley) Jones; sister, Mae Jeanette (Eugene) Spencer; two brothers, Bob (Ginny) Sewell and Bruce “Bud” (Dottie) Sewell; four grandchildren, Elena (Jeff) Rodriguze, Haley (Michael) Murphy, Julianna (Dustin) Smith and Mattie Jones; and four great-grandchildren, Lynley James and Jack Ellis Murphy, and James Michael and Eloise McKenzie Rodriguze.

The family would like to thank all the staff at Heritage House Assistant Living. They had outstanding patience and love for our mother and grandmother during her time there.

Memorials can be made to Hawkins United Methodist Church, 3736 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180.

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