Rose, or Rosemary Williams as we all knew her, began her journey of life on March 25, 1957, in Delight, Arkansas as the daughter of Vernell and Gracie Jones.
She was a dedicated and active member of Harrison Chapel Baptist Church and the dietary manager of the Murfreesboro Nursing Center where she had been employed since 1984.
Rosemary was a 1975 graduate of Delight High School where her outgoing personality channeled her into being one of the most popular girls at school, especially her taste in fashion.
On Monday, March 5, 2018, Rosemary gave her last smile. She was in her 60th season of life. Although Rosemary lived what some may call a short life, those who were touched by her understood that the quality of her existence far exceeded the quantity of time many of us spent with her.
She was welcomed to her eternal home by her father Vernell, her husband Claude “Pete” and her brother Charles Jones.
She leaves to celebrate and honor her life’s journey; her son, Dedric (Robin) Jones of Arkadelphia; her beloved mother, Gracie Jones of Delight; three grandchildren that she loved and adored, Malik, Diamond, and Adelyn Jones; her two sister, Sandra Lockridge of Dallas, Texas, Lorretta Richardson of Los Angeles, Calif., and two brothers; Johnny Jones of Delight and Fernell (Patricia) Jones of McNab. Her two brothers-in law; Willis “Bo” (Helen) Williams and Stevie (Regina) Williams of Hot Springs; her two sisters-in-law: Trina Jones of Okolona and Lois (John) Ware of Arkadelphia. A special friend, Mrs. Betty Hunter. She also leaves her aunts and uncles host of nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends.
Funeral services are under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home in Arkadelphia. Visitation will be Friday, March 9, 2018 at Mitchell Funeral Home from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Family Hour will be from 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. at Harrison Chapel Baptist Church where Rev. Rufus Hatley is pastor and will serve as eulogist. The funeral service will be at Harrison Chapel Baptist Church on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. The online guestbook is available to sign at