Mary Alice Curl Jones was born January 9, 1930 in Groesbeck, Texas to Homer and Minnie Perry Curl. She attended school in Groesbeck and graduated from Groesbeck High School. She married Jesse Jones, the love of her life, in 1950, and together they raised three children, Danny, Candy and Monte.
After living in Dallas and Personville, they purchased a farm in Shiloh, Texas in 1962 which would be their home until 1977. While Jesse owned and operated Mexia Credit Company, Mary worked at home and was involved in every aspect of her family's life. Mary worked as a homemaker, gardener, seamstress, room mother, PTA president, Band Booster president, cashier at Groesbeck Livestock Auction and alongside her husband in raising registered Charolais cattle. Together, they enjoyed every aspect of cattle ranching for many years.
After Jesse's untimely death at 51, Mary continued to run Mexia Credit Company for a short time. A tragic car accident claimed the life of her youngest son, Monte, in 1980. She later worked for the City of Mexia until retiring.
Mary enjoyed sewing, gardening, playing in various bridge clubs and was an avid golfer working in many capacities for the Women's Golf Association. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Mexia since 1962, serving in various capacities including youth ministry, benevolence, Vacation Bible school, Women's Ministry program and as a seamstress for the annual Easter pageant. In later years, she was an active volunteer with Hospice. Mary traveled extensively with church groups, women's groups, friends, school groups and a beloved niece, Kelly Taylor, visiting five of the seven continents. She also volunteered on medical missions through Baylor University with teams led by the late Dr. Charles Shellenberger and the late Dr. Pat McSpadden
Mary went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 19, 2020.
She was preceded in death by her husband and youngest son; her parents; brother Edward Curl and sister, Marie Brous. She is survived by her son, Dr. Dan Jones and wife Camille of Dallas, TX and her daughter, Candace Fain and husband Pat of Corsicana. She adored her six grandsons and ten great-grandchildren. They are Rory Winter and his daughter Hayley of Abilene, TX; Rowdy and Kimmy Winter and sons, Braydon, Brooks and Bryce of Frisco, TX; Rhett and Lacy Winter and their son Harlon and daughter Dylynn of Huntsville, TX; Andy and Erinn Jones and their son Lachlan and twin girls Ryan and Emerson of Middleton, Wisconsin; Alex and Nicole Jones and daughter Charlotte of Dallas, TX and Eric Jones of Waco, TX.
The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation to the employees of Skilled Care of Mexia and Hand in Hand Hospice of Corsicana, TX.
Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 24, 2020 at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Marcus Sheffield officiating. Interment will follow in the Faulkenberry Cemetery in Groesbeck. Pallbearers will be her six grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be longtime family friend, John Stubbs, Jr., Stanford Rife and nephew, Chris Taylor of Plano, TX.
Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m., Thursday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home
605 S. McKinney St MEXIA, TX 76667
Friday, January 24th, 2020 1:00pm
First Baptist Church-Mexia
500 E. Carthage St. MEXIA, TX 76667