JoAnn Jones

September 15, 1938 - November 14, 2020

JoAnn Jones, 82, of China, died Saturday, November 14, 2020. She was born on September 15, 1938 to Amelia Borque and Joseph A Guidry in Beaumont. She retired from Security Finance seventeen years ago as a District Supervisor. JoAnn lived in China since 1979, she was an avid reader, listened to books on tape, and loved her three cats: Millie, Brooks, and Lil Bit.

She is survived by her husband, Gary L. Jones, of China; daughter, Pat Franklin and her husband, Russ, of China; son, Charles Armstrong, of Beaumont; sister, Barbara Tanner, of Beaumont; grandchildren, John Chisum Franklin, of Beaumont, Summer Brook Garrett, of Dallas, Jerrett Ray Armstrong and his wife, Amanda, of Orange, Charles Neal Cross, of Houston, Jeremy J. Cross, of Sealy, and Robert Andrew Franklin and his wife, Hannah Joe, of Knoxville, Tennessee; great-grandchildren, Everly Faith Franklin and Tyler Franklin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A gathering of Mrs. Jones’ family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 19, 2020, at China Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 42040, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123; The Humane Society of Southeast Texas, P.O. Box 1629, Beaumont, Texas 77704; or the ASPCA, 424 East 92nd Street, New York, New York 10128-6804.

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Graveside Service

Graveside Service
  • 461 Benoit Avenue, China, Texas 77713
  • 11/19/2020
  • 2:00 pm

Gathering of Family and Friends

Gathering of Family and Friends
  • 1605 n. major drive beaumont tx 77713
  • 11/18/2020
  • 5:00 pm

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Connie Hicks Bland

Summer, Jarrett and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. God Bless you all. Uncle Kyle and Connie

Anita Smith

Our friendship was so tight that we considered ourselves to be sisters! We shared many good times and my memories will remain with me forever more! Jo, I love and miss you even though time and miles separated us!

June Jordan

Pat. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God wrap His arms around you and give you and your family the Peace and Comfort that only He can provide. Love, June

Gerri Hudson

Pat our sincere condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. Please know that God has been, is and will continue to be your strength. She lived a great life with a wonderful family, but her work here on earth was done. She can rest now and relish in the presence of our God. Praying for you and your family always ~ Gerri

Gail Blankenship

I had the pleasure of working with Joann for several years at Security Finance. Joann will always hold a special place in my heart. Rest In Peace JoJo!

Pat Franklin

Mom I'm assured of your love even though we're apart, because so much of what we've shared is written on my heart. I love you and will miss you dearly. Your daughter.

Ricky Jones

You never judged me always accepted me as I was I'll miss you sister,rest in peace

Marie Robinson

Joann was a wonderful person to work with, I feel like I know Gary also. Great people.