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 Heald’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).


  • Ray & Ruth Hudgins says:

    May GOD continue to bless the Mozel Jones family, for GOD make no mistakes. GOD calls for his children when he want them.

  • John Bowser says:

    Mozel was a dear friend and classmate growing up in Odessa and going to school at Blackshear. She was a class favorite and will be missed by all. Our condolences and best wishes!

  • Robert & Leejuanda Pride says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. May God comfort and keep you.

  • Morris Nelms says:

    Our thoughts and Prayers to Mozel’s family and friends. Mozel was a classmate and we both were in the Blackshear High School Band. I will always remember Mozel’s style and Grace. GOD Bless you in this hour.

  • Robin Fry says:

    I have so many great memories of Mozel. She was my 2nd level supervisor when i became a 1st level supervisor for the first time. She was so kind and knowledgeable. She helped me assimilate into management. It’s kind of full circle when Regina came to work for me in Micrographics. I am sorry Mozel is no longer here, but she will always have a special place in my heart. She was truly a wonderful person and a pleasure to work with and know.

  • Estella Willard says:

    Praying for strength and comfort for the family during this difficult time. May The Lord give you His Everlasting Peace!!!

  • Erica Thurman-Lawrence says:

    To The Family My Heart Aches For Your Loss of such An Exceptional Wife and Mother. I Pray Gods Blessing Over You All. Be Blessed Love You All.

  • Patricia Sanders Rogers & Charlesetta Sanders Prann says:

    We went to Blackshear with Mozel and played in the band with her. She was one of Charlesetta’s dearest friends. Our prayers and loves are with the family. We will always remember Mozel as a lovely and treasured friend.

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