Freddie Jean Jones
A Homegoing Celebration for Evangelist Freddie Jean Jones better known as Big Auntie was held at on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Thorndale with Pastor L.E. Caldwell officiating. A word of comfort was provided by Reverend Tommie L. Garner of Taylor. Burial was in Oak Lawn Cemetery in Rockdale. Visitation was on Saturday at the church.
Freddie Jean Jones, 76, of Rockdale passed away on Monday, July 5, 2021, at the Pflugerville Nursing Home in Pflugerville. She was born on Oct. 13, 1944, to Curt Sr. and Dorothy (Hill) Mitchell in Granger.
In 1960, she married Willie Ray Clay Sr. Their marriage was cut short with his death on March 16, 1973. In March of 1985, she married Raymond Jones. This marriage was also short lived with his death on Aug. 22, 1993. Through it all she never lost faith in God. She always said that you might not have everything you want but you’ll always have what you need. She raised her children on her own, as well as countless others that found their way to her. She never met a stranger; she always had an open door for anyone and everyone that was in need of anything from a prayer and a hug to the shirt off her back. She was a prayer warrior and a great woman of faith. She loved God and loved preaching His word.
She is preceded in death by her husbands, Willie Ray Clay Sr. and Raymond Jones; parents, Curt Sr. and Dorothy Mitchell; sisters, Dorise Faye Williams and Daisy Mitchell; and brothers, Alvin Mitchell, Curt Mitchell Jr., Marvin Mitchell, Robert Mitchell Sr., Milton Mitchell, Willie Mitchell, Lonny Morris Mitchell, and David Mitchell.
Freddie is survived by her sons, Curtis Marcel Clay and his wife Annette of Bullard, Willie Ray Clay Jr. and wife Pam of Lockhart, and Deron Clay of Thorndale; daughter, LaShell Brooks of Bryan; brothers, Calvin Mitchell of Thorndale, Melvin Mitchell of Ohio; and Lois Ray Mitchell of Rockdale; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of Godsons, Goddaughters, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Serving as pallbearers are Calvin Mitchell Jr., Darren Mitchell, Shorty Mitchell, Stephen Mitchell, Rabbit Mitchell, Byron Wallace, Brandon Wallace, and Curtis Ware. Honorary pallbearers are Joseph Deary, Felix Mitchell, Melvin Mitchell Jr., Reggie Mitchell, Ronnie Mitchell, and Tyrone Mitchell.