Joy Jones | 1944-2013

Published Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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Joy Jones, wife of Royal Jones of Denton and Slidell, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, in Corinth.

Funeral was Aug. 13 in Cole Chapel at the First United Methodist Church in Denton, with Jon Lendzie officiating. A graveside service was held at Bolivar Cemetery, followed by a celebration of Joy’s life at Jones Farm in Sanger.

Joy was born March 16, 1944, in North Kansas City, Mo. On Nov. 25, 2010, she married Royal Jones in Houston. Joy was a retired music teacher, having taught in Washington, D.C., California and San Antonio. She was a noted musician in San Antonio and Denton.

She obtained a bachelor’s degree and was a member of the Ariel Club of Denton, a Bluebird Volunteer at Methodist Hospital, a member of the Tuesday Musical Club, Salvation Army Auxiliary volunteer and a volunteer at the Madison Retirement Home – all in San Antonio.

Joy was a member of the University Methodist Church in San Antonio where she was a pianist for the Silver Buckets singing group and a member of the University Women’s Auxiliary. She and Royal are members of the First United Methodist Church, and she was in the New Horizon Sunday School class.

Joy is survived by her husband; sister Phyllis (Mylar) Palmer and husband, Eugene, of Springfield, Mo.; brother Louis Mylar and wife, Carol, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; stepdaughters Suzan, Rachel and Nanette; stepsons Royal Jr., Jason, Lester and Travis; and a cousin, Cathy Salazar and husband, Bob, of Buena Park, Calif.

Coker Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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