Jeanne Evins Jones (1929-2021)

Jeanne Evins Jones, age 91, joined her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 13, 2021 at home, surrounded by family.

She was born September 6, 1929 in San Antonino, Texas to T. Fred and Anna Roe (Zoe) Mitchell Evins, the youngest of seven children. She attended schools in the San Antonio and Hot Wells area until she was 14 when she moved with her parents to Edinburg, Texas. She graduated from Edinburg High School in May 1947 and married the handsome soldier she had met a few years earlier, Joe Mac Jones, on June 28, 1947. She graduated cum laude with a B.A. (History & English) from Pan American University (now UT-RGV) in August 1973 and started her teaching career the next day with the Edinburg CISD. In 1979, she and Joe Mac moved to Buda, Texas and she continued her teaching career with Hays CISD. She loved her students and treated them as her very own. When Joe Mac retired, they both started volunteering at South Austin Medical Center where they were part of the Thursday morning bunch.

She was an excellent cook and baker—her pies raised top money for the youth fundraisers at Hays Hills Baptist Church. Her cobblers at family reunions were legendary. She loved the special group of ladies she called her “daughters-in-love” and they enjoyed their birthday outings and trips to the beach.

She loved her Lord and faithfully served in the churches she belonged to, whether teaching Sunday School, singing in the choir, serving on committees, providing weekly floral arrangements and decorating the church.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her six siblings, and her son, Timothy Charles. She is survived by her husband of 73 years, Joe Mac Jones, her son John Michael (Sonora) and her daughter Marilyn Jeanne, 3 granddaughters, 1 grandson, 1 great granddaughter, and her bonus children, Craig & Connie Teykl and family, John and Angela Giberson and family, John & Cary Kimbro and family, the many who called her “Nana”, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, May 15th at 10:30 a.m. at Hays Hills Baptist Church.

Her children arise and call her blessed, her husband also and he praises her. Proverbs 31:28

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