Tommie Bailey Jones

Published 9:34 am Thursday, February 7, 2013

ATMORE – Mrs. Tommie Bailey Jones, 97, of Atmore passed away Feb. 4, 2013. She was born Aug. 29, 1915, in Wedowe.

She was a graduate of Jacksonville State Teacher’s College and had a very successful teaching career of 37 years at McCall Junior High School and Century Elementary School. She was very active member in church work at Catawba Springs Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Atmore where she taught Sunday school classes for many years. She was also active in various community activities such as State Teacher Retirement Association, volunteer work at Atmore Community Hospital, Atmore Nursing Home and especially enjoyed being a member of the Atmore Joy Riders. Retirement was exceptionally fun for Tommie as she traveled extensively, enjoyed daily exercises, flower gardening and entertaining friends. Her later years were spent at the Meadows Assisted Living Home in Atmore and God’s Creativity Sitting Services in Atmore.

Her parents, Thomas Patrick and Clara Barton Bailey; husband, Vernon “Buck” Jones; four brothers and four sisters preceded her in death.
Survivors include her daughters, Jane Jones (Frank) Green of Jay, Fla., Susan Jones (Jim) Purdy of Atlanta and Debbie Jones of Atlanta; brother Elon (Sarah) Bailey of Sylacauga and a grandson, Roger Green of Milton, Fla.

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A special thanks to her caretakers Pinkey Frye and Tonya Hudson who provided opportunities for Tommie to go to church, shopping, hair appointments, sightseeing and Covenant Hospice for the services provided to Tommie during her final days.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Feb. 6, 2013,  from the First Baptist Church of Atmore with the Rev. Arnold Hendrix officiating. Burial will follow in Catawba Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. today, Feb. 6, 2013, from First Baptist Church.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.