Rosie Mae McKnight Jones

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 9, 2011

July 4, 1942 – Sept. 3, 2011

FAYETTE — Services for Rosie Mae McKnight Jones, 69, of Fayette, who died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Mariah Baptist Church in Fayette with the Rev. Sanford Curel officiating.

Burial will follow at Richland Baptist Church Cemetery in Church Hill under the direction of Spencer Funeral Home in Fayette.

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Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 1 p.m. until service time Saturday at the church.

Mrs. Jones was born July 4, 1942, in Mount Bayou, the daughter of Quilla Lee McKnight and Aline Gibbs-Hall. She later moved to Quitman County and was united in holy matrimony to Walter Jones. To this union nine children were born.

Rosie confessed Christ as her Savior at an early age and continued to confess her faith by joining Shiloh First Baptist Church under the leadership of the Rev. Larry Jackson. She recently joined St. Mariah Baptist Church under the leadership of the Rev. Sanford Cruel.

Rosie was employed as a housekeeper for the Guedon family for more than 20 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter Jones; one son, W.C. Jones; one sister, Maggie Union; and one nephew, Vincent Ridley.

Survivors include four daughters, Catherine Jackson, Lila Jones, Betty Jones and Lannie Jones, all of Fayette; three sons, Victor Jones, Lewis Jones and Sammie Jones, all of Fayette; two adopted sons, Ricky and Jason Davis, both of Fayette; Cedric Doss of Fayette, who was like a son; three sisters, Ida Mae Donaldson, Bertha Buie and husband, Charlie, and Virginia Watson, all of Fayette; one adorable brother, Robert “Lil Poochie” Watson and wife, Connie, of Natchez; 21 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one aunt, Fannie Felton of Chicago; three uncles, Steve Felton, Richard Felton and Frank Felton, all of Milwaukee, Wisc.; a special niece, Rosie Maria Donaldson; and a number of other nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

In addition to Rosie’s biological family, she also had extended families who truly loved her, the Guedon family, the Patterson family and all the members of the deer camp in Church Hill.