Monie Kathryn Bell Jones

  • Born: May 9, 1935
  • Died: February 6, 2019
  • Location: Austin, Texas

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Monie Kathryn Bell Jones, 83, of Austin passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. She was born on May 9, 1935 in Atlanta, Georgia. She told many stories about growing up on the streetcar line on Lucille Avenue, with many generations of family close by. After graduating from Brown High School, she went to work at S.P. Richards Co. She met her husband, Curtis Willard Jones, while he was in the United States Air Force, stationed at Fort McPherson. They had just celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary when he passed away in June of 2018.

Monie worked in the accounting department at S.P. Richards and helped support her family while Curtis worked toward his degree in Atlanta. Their family grew to four children as they moved to Clearwater, Florida, Richardson, Texas, and finally to Austin almost 50 years ago. Monie put her heart into her marriage and raising her children. She was a Cub Scout den mother for many years, and also spent a great deal of time volunteering at her church. When her youngest son was in high school, she worked at Young Years children's clothing store as a bookkeeper, followed by many years as Comptroller of Easterseals Central Texas.

Monie was a much-loved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, sister-in law, aunt and friend. She loved to sew, needlepoint, cross stitch, knit, quilt, and most recently, crochet. During the past ten years she crocheted prayer blankets for hospitalized members of her church, usually finishing two or three each month. She also enjoyed gardening, many different kinds of crafts, and getting together for weekly lunches with her group of friends from church, some of whom she had known for over 40 years. For many years she took care of her husband as he struggled with dementia, determined to keep him at home, no matter how hard it was on her. She did this until she was diagnosed with a glioblastoma brain tumor 17 months ago
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She is survived by her children, Curtis Willard Jones, Jr. of Austin, Michael Loy Jones of Ormond Beach, Florida, Monie Jones Rainer and husband Rob of Austin, and Phillip Lawrence Jones of Austin; grandchildren Alan, Daniel, Nathan, Samuel and Alisha Jones; Delaine Schaper and Christopher Jones; and Adam, Aaron and Alex Rainer; and great-grandchildren Collin, Noah, Emma and Riley. She is also survived by brothers Richard Bell and wife Myra of Newnan, Georgia and Darrell Bell and wife Marlene of Monticello, Georgia, sisters-in-law Delma Scott of Lynchburg, Virginia, Lois Atkinson of Williamsburg, Virginia and Betty Jean Edwards of Davidson, North Carolina, as well as many nieces and nephews. Monie was preceded in death by her husband Curtis, parents Loy and Mabel "Mamie" Bell, Mamie's twin sister Marcella "Monie" Marable, brother Edgar Bell and daughter-in-law Lisa Day Jones.

Thanks to our brother Phillip for his dedication to our mother's care, and caregivers Blessing, Aurora, Elsie and Myrtle. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Saint John's United Methodist Church or The American Cancer Society.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13 at Saint John's United Methodist Church, 2140 Allandale Road, Austin, Texas, with a reception immediately following. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. at Austin Memorial Park, 2800 Hancock Drive.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

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This is Diane from Dr. Williamson's office and I had spoken to Phillip a few times and had the opportunity to visit Monie at the assisted living facility. I am so sorry to hear Monie has gone to be with the Lord and with her loving husband, Curtis. I knew them both very well as I would see one of the other every 3 months for their cleanings. They were wonderful people and I know they are missed by you all.
Blessings!
Diane (WillamsonPerio)

Posted by Diane Gee - Austin, TX - Acquaintance   July 23, 2019

May the God of all comfort sustain your family during the days ahead Psalms 119:76

Posted by A friend   February 17, 2019

Mom and dad really were special. I am sad they are both gone but very happy they lived so long. We were lucky they both were pretty healthy until the last few years of their lives. They also had the resourses to get the best care avaliable.Even dad with his dementia stayed healthy up until the last few years. We were blessed in that way. I loved them both very much.I I don't think words can describe how much I miss them both and how much I wish the three of us were all still at home together as challenging as that was at times!

Posted by Phillip Jones - Austin, TX - Son   February 14, 2019

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What an amazing, loving woman your mom was Monie. She poured her whole being into her family. She always made me laugh. She was just precious. Love to your family. Lou Ann

Posted by Lou Ann Ashmore - Mesquite, TX   February 13, 2019

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I will miss you Monnie Kathryn. She was a loving cousin who I will always cherish in my thoughts and memories.
She and I discussed many times how we were so blessed by wonderful parents and family. I remember the many wonderful times we had growing up. Thank GOD for her life and her being a part of my life.
My thoughts and prayers to all of the family. Joe Bell

Posted by Joe Bell - The Villages, FL - Family   February 13, 2019

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies, thoughts and prayers for the loss of Monie. I remember so well those trips you all made home to Va. when were all just kids. Good times for sure! Remember those as there were many. Terry, Donna, Carley and TJ.

Posted by Terry Edwards - Roanoke, VA - Family   February 11, 2019

My sweet Aunt Monie showed me what it looked like to be a real southern bell, and a gracious hostess. When we would visit, she would treat us like one of her own. There would be a great meal, which included her own children and lots of stories from the past and present, as we all sat around the table enjoying each other. She and Uncle Curtis always made us feel so welcome - just like we belonged there! I loved her and will miss the joy that she brought to life. To Phillip, Curtis, Monie Beth, Mike, and all the grands - I will keep you in my prayers for comfort, peace, and healing for your broken hearts.

Posted by Sandy Richmond - Lake Jackson, TX - Family   February 11, 2019

Deepest thoughts and prayers to all you Jones' and Bells for the loss of your Mother. I know how tough it is. Know that she was loved and respected and a blessing to all who knew her. You all take care, knowing she is out of pain and has gone home. We love you all and hugs to you.

Posted by Doug Bell - Blue Ridge, GA - Family   February 11, 2019

My mother, Betty Smith and Monie were life long friends and stayed in touch with each other being friends since childhood. My Mom thought your Mother was the best friend anyone could ever have. God bless your family during this time of grief but rejoice in a life well lived. God bless you all. David Smith

Posted by David Smith - Atlanta, GA - Acquaintance   February 11, 2019

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Monie and I were friends since kindergarten. I lived across the street from her on Lucille Ave. I spent as much time at her house as I did my own. We went through elementary school at J.C. Harris and then through High School at Brown High. We both graduated in 1952.I loved monie and I was devastated when she moved to Texas but we kept in touch by letters and phone till the end. Condolences go out to all her many friends and family. Phillip you were such a blessing to both of your parents taking such wonderful care of them. Monie told me before she became sick she did know what she would do without you helping her with your dad. She will be missed by all who knew her but I know she is in such a great place now with her Lord and Savior with no more pain and suffering ever again. Farewell dear friend. Love, Betty McKenzie Smith

Posted by Betty McKenzie Smith - Lilburn, GA - Friend   February 11, 2019

GOD GAVE ME,EDDIE AND DARRELL ONLY ONE SISTER; SHE WAS ENOUGH AND WAS VERY ABLE TO KEEP HER THREE BROTHERS UNDER CONTROL !!! WE WERE VERY BLESSED THAT GOD PUT ALL OF US KIDS IN THE CARE OF TWO GODLY PARENTS. WE WERE TREATED WITH RESPECT BY OUR PARENTS AND WERE TAUGHT TO RESPECT OTHERS. SISTER WILL BE MISSED BY MANY FAMILY MEMBERS. ESPECIALLY HER KIDS, GRAND KIDS, EXTENDED FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN TEXAS. SISTER IS BEEN HEALED BY THE GREAT PHYSICIAN, AND IS AT HOME WITH JESUS. DICKIE BELL (BROTHER)

Posted by DICKIE BELL - NEWNN, GA - Brother   February 10, 2019


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