Jocelyn Jones, 1937 - 2020

August 22, 2020

Bonham, Texas – Funeral services for Jocelyn Deloris Jones age 83, of Bonham, TX will be at 2:00 on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at First Baptist Church of Bonham. Visitation will be held just prior to the service starting at 1:00 pm. Chaplain Jeremy Durig will officiate. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Roxton, TX.

Jocelyn Deloris Jones went to be with our Heavenly Father on Thursday, August 20, 2020. She was born to William & Clemmie Bishop on April 16, 1937 in Sulphur Bluff, Texas. Jocelyn graduated from Roxton High School and received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from East Texas State University (now Texas A & M Commerce).

Jocelyn married the love of her life, Denton Dee Jones on June 24, 1956. Jo & Denton made their home in Bonham, where she taught in Bonham ISD from 1959 to 1992. Jo spent several years at IW Evans teaching music. She was devoted to the children and loved to see them enjoying music.

She was active in the Texas State Teacher’s Association (local chapter president), Delta Kappa Gama and Bata PSI Chapter, (served as president and first vice president of the International honor society), Distributive Education Association, Texas Personnel and Guidance Association, state chairman of the elementary music division of TSTA, presenter at the TPGA Convention and was a member of the First Baptist Church where she was the choir director and sang for many years. Jo also published in various professional journals, including School Arts, Arts and Activities and the TPGA Guildlines. After retirement, Jo stayed busy and enjoyed coordinating wedding for a few years.

Jocelyn is preceded in death by her husband, Denton; sister, Kay Walker and her parents. She leaves behind daughter, DeLisa Catalane and husband Bill of Sherman, son Bill Jones and wife Solinda of Carrollton, five grandchildren, Kandace Catalane, Kristen Catalane, Klint Catalane, Rachel Jones and Lauren Jones, and two great grandchildren, Kylee and Cameron Jones, her sister Jimmye Hancock and several nieces and nephews. Jo was a devoted wife, loving mom, MawMaw, sister, aunt and teacher. She will be greatly missed.

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