ENTERPRISE, MS - Age 84, Ruby Mildred (nee: Goines) Jones departed this life Friday, April 12, 2013 at H. C. Watkins Memorial Hospital, Quitman, MS. She was born on April 29, 1928 to Robert and Helen (nee: Williams) Goines in Enterprise, MS. Mildred as she was affectionately known was united in holy matrimony to Paul Jones who preceded her in death on March 19, 1984. To this union four children were born. In 1948, they relocated to Racine, WI in search of greater opportunity. She became employed by Metal Parts Corporation as a Coremaker and later gained employment at J. I. Case Company where she worked as a Checker in the SPS Department and retired in 1991. Ruby was a long time member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church of Racine, WI. under the leadership of Rev. J. B. Bailey and later Bishop Lawrence L. Kirby, Sr. After relocating to her hometown of Enterprise, MS. in 2005, she re-united with New Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church and served faithfully until her health recently prevented her attendance. Ruby Mildred will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her. Left to cherish special memories are daughters, Betty Goodwin of Racine, WI, Erlinder Jones of Enterprise, MS, Katie (Terry) Hardin of Union Grove, WI; son, Charles (Virginia) Jones of Racine, WI; special friend, Steve Erkins of Enterprise, MS; sister, Minnie Brye of Racine, WI; brother, Arthur King of Enterprise, MS; grandchildren; great grandchildren; great-great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Lola Goines and Geraldine Goines of Racine, WI; a host of nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Luvel, Lamar, R. L., and Robert Goines, Jr.; grandchildren, Kersten Wyatt, Jeanette Marie Jones, Reginald Wyatt, Jr.; great-granddaughter, Adeesha Rush; son-in-law, Charles Goodwin. Homegoing service will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 11:00 AM at New Fellowship Baptist Church, Enterprise, MS. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until time of service. Interment will take place in New Fellowship Cemetery. Final arrangements entrusted to Berry & Gardner Funeral Home, 1300- 34th Avenue, Meridian, MS 39301. 601-485-8521.
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Published in Racine Journal Times on Apr. 18, 2013