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Rev. Clara Bell Jones

Memorial for Rev. Clara Bell Jones

Born in Marble Falls, Texas on Aug. 21, 1926
Departed on Sep. 12, 2013 and resided in Austin, TX.
Visitation: Friday, Sep. 20, 2013
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Service: Saturday, Sep. 21, 2013
1:00 pm
Cemetery: Cook Walden Capital Parks
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Rev. Clara B. Jones passed away peacefully into God's care on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at the age of 87 years old.

Clara Bell Jarmon Jones was born August 21, 1926 in Marble Falls, Texas to the late Joanna Marine and Cuney Jarmon. She was the sixth child born to this union. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, L.C Jarmon, and five sisters, Eloise Jarmon Sanders, Christine Jarmon Shelby Lewis, Corine Jarmon Yett, 9 month old sister and Johnnie Faye Jarmon Hall. She is the last one of her immediate family to pass away. She had God fearing parents who brought their children up in a Godly home. Clara accepted Christ at the age of 12 in 1938 and graduated from Lampasas High School in 1945. She married Beauford W. Jones in 1951 and this union was blessed with six children. She taught and trained her children in the admonition of the Lord until her death. She obtained her cosmetologist license in 1957 from Cressell Beauty School. She started out working in white salons and then worked as a beautician in the beauty salon in her home.

Rev. Jones was faithful with using her many God given gifts and talents. As a young teenager, she made bread at the school she attended because she loved to cook and bake. Initially, she was a member of St. James Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School Teacher, missionary worker and sung in the Choir under the leadership and pastoral-ship of the late Pastor E. M. Franklin of Austin, TX 78721.

In 1964, the family relocated to Los Angeles, CA where she was an excellent homemaker as well as a faithful servant to God. She served as a Sunday School Superintendent and a missionary worker, sung in the women's choir at St Andrews Baptist Church under the leadership and pastoral-ship of the late Rev. Alex Toussaint, Pastor. She taught her children and other children how to act in Christian plays, made her girls patterns and sewed their clothes by hand when the sewing machine was not available, an excellent cook/baker and painted murals in her home, painted scenes of sunrises and sunsets, painted Christian paintings on canvases as well as always involved in her children's school activities. Some of her Christian paintings were donated to St. James Baptist Church in Austin, TX in the honor of her mother, Joanna Jarmon, who was a dedicated member, too.

In 1977, she obtained a Certified Nursing Assistant certification in Los Angeles CA. 90043.

In 1979, she returned to Austin, TX where she served as a Sunday School Teacher, a Children's Department Superintendent of Sunday School and served as a missionary worker under the leadership and pastoral-ship of the late Rev. E. M. Franklin, Pastor at St. James Baptist Church in Austin, TX 78721. After being called by God to minister, Rev. Jones served as a minister and missionary worker at Willis Chapel Primitive Baptist Church and Greater Love Baptist Church in Austin, TX. 78721. On February 7, 1988, she was certified by the Primitive Baptist Church Convention with license to preach.

In January 1990 to June 1993, she was one of the owners of The Rolling Pin Pizza and Bakery in Austin, TX. She provided the recipes for the food served. Her cooking and baking was so inspiring and tasty, the business obtained a contract with the Marriott. Prior to this business venture, she owned and operated a cafe in Central Los Angeles, CA.

In October 1990, Clara became an ordained minister as an Itinerary Elder at Grant A.M.E. Worship Center under the leadership and pastoral-ship of the late Rev. W. D. Turner, Pastor. Rev. Jones worked as a missionary and a preacher in the soup kitchen feeding the needy. She ministered to the sick members in the hospital, visited the inmates in jails, assisted Pastors in serving the Holy Communion on the first Sundays and preached sermons. Also, Rev. Jones officiated the marriage of her granddaughter, Chandi M. La Boy Clinton to Archie Arnold Clinton, IV on November 6, 2010 in Houston, TX. During her life, she also used her God given artistic skills to design various ceramic objects out clay, designed her own ministerial robes and a great writer of poetry and songs. She also enjoyed singing Godly songs at home, preaching the word and gardening.

Rev. Jones was a very faithful servant to God with an always can do attitude.

She leaves to celebrate her home going: her husband, Beauford W. Jones; two sons, Kenneth Jones aka Ken, Darryl B. Jones (Karen), 4 daughters, Clara Montez Jones La Boy aka Mona, Delores Jones Smith (Leon), Katherine Jones Winn (Leonard), Sandy Jones Morgan Williams (Joe); 14 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, two sister in laws, Johnnie Hightower Burns (Earl), Maurine Jones and one brother in law, Victor Jones, many nieces and nephews, and other family members and a host of friends especially the entire Grant AME Worship Center's family and St. James Baptist Church's family.

Services entrusted to A Life Celebration by Franklin, Taylor, Texas.

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