Leatha Mae Jones


Mrs. Leatha Mae Jones, 94, formerly of Cartersville, Ga., passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Luke A.M.E. Church, 130 Jones Street, Cartersville, Georgia.  The body will lie-in-state from 12:00 p.m. until the hour of service. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Mack Eppinger and Sons Funeral Home, 210 North Bartow Street, Cartersville, Georgia.

On the evening of Thursday, April 5, 2018, Mrs. Leatha M. Jones was called home to be with God surrounded by her family and friends at Pine Knoll Nursing Home in Carrollton, Georgia. Leatha’s sunrise was December 22, 1923, to the late Emma (Carson) Jones and George Jones.  

Leatha Mae Jones was a woman of strong faith in her Christian beliefs that were nurtured and developed at St. Luke African-American Methodist Episcopal Church when her family moved from the Mission. Her kind heart, soothing voice, selflessness and unconditional love was well known in her community. By trade, Leatha was a hairdresser for many years. Later, in Cartersville, Georgia, she became a LPN working at Springdale Nursing Home. The caring nature in which Mrs. Jones approached all things made her a favorite amongst the residents.

She is survived by her children: Patricia “Pat” Benham, David (Ruby Jean) Jones of Cartersville, Georgia, Frankie (Chester) Forsh of Douglasville, Georgia, Terry Jones, Sr. and Anthony Jones of Cartersville, Georgia, and Shawn (Alma) Jones of Ellenwood, Georgia; sister, Dorothy Moore of Springfield, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Earnestine Young-Jones of Kingston, Georgia; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, loved ones and friends.

Condolences can be expressed at:  www.mackeppingerfuneralhome.com.

Mack Eppinger & Sons Funeral Service, Inc. has full charge of arrangements.