Mozel Marie Jones
Sep 14, 1946 - Nov 17, 2013
Mozel Marie Jones
Mozel Marie (Thurman) Jones, 67, was born September 14, 1946 in Catherine, Wilcox County, Alabama to Andrew and Marie (Clark) Thurman. At 8:15pm, on the evening of November 17, 2013 at Vibra Hospital in her hometown of Folsom, CA, she heard the voice of Jesus say, “Come unto me and rest; lay down, thou weary one, lay down thy head upon my breast.”
Mozel grew up in Odessa, Texas where she graduated from Blackshear High School in 1966. Afterwards, she moved to Sacramento and continued her education at Healdâ€™s and American River Colleges.
Beginning in 1967, Mozel worked at California Department of Motor Vehicles until her retirement from computer programming in 2001. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and homemaker who truly enjoyed cooking, reading novels, and watching a variety of TV entertainment.
Mozel married John L Jones November 24, 1968 in Odessa, Texas, and remained with him 45 years.
Mozel was preceded in death by her parents; brothers – Andrew and Curtis Thurman; sisters – Emma Jean (Thurman) Reese and Ama Jean (Thurman) Simpson; sole grandson John Zander Jones III, and sister-in-law Margaret Jones.
Left to cherish her memories are husband John L; daughter Regina Jones of Folsom, CA; son John L (Stacy Lynn Keller) Jones II of Roseville, CA; brothers Willie James (Virginia Ruth Asberry) Thurman of Pittsburg TX; Leon (Betty Jean Stewart Thurman) of Dickinson, TX; brother Maurice Thurman of Arlington, TX; sister-in-Laws: Vivian Louise Anders Thurman of Midland, TX; Fannie Jones Taylor, Flora Jones (James) Anderson, Lovie Nell Jones, Mary Jones, and Kerran Jones Woods, all of Abilene, TX; Linda Jones Holloway, Brenda Jones Holloway, and Dovie Jones Daniels, all of Arlington, Texas; Tawona Jones of Columbus, OH; and Minnie Ruth (Ricardo) Ibarra of Bastrop, TX; granddaughters Tiara Janae Keller Jones of North Highlands, CA; and Chantel Rhylee Jones of Roseville, CA; goddaughters Danielle Robinson Williams of Sacramento and Ronna Jones Cason of Elk Grove, CA; aunts, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and special friends.
A visitation will be held 9:00am Friday, November 22nd at East Lawn Mortuary (5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento, CA, 95841, 916.732.2020), followed immediately at 10:00am by the funeral service to be officiated by Pastor Donnell Riggins of Del Paso Union Baptist Church. The Committal Service will be held 9:30am Monday, November 25, 2013 at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery (5810 Midway Road, Dixon, CA 95620, 707.693.2460).