Martha “Delynn” (Richards) Jones

Martha “Delynn” (Richards) Jones was born in Imboden, Arkansas, on February 29, 1952. She passed from this life to the next on October 23, 2016 at Kabul Nursing Home in Cabool, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her father-in-law and best friend, Everett Jones of Solo, Missouri, and an infant daughter, Kristie Lynn Jones.

She is survived by five children, Michael (Patty), Shane (Rita), Mandy (Greg), Clinton (Jamie) and Tray (Amanda); eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one on the way; plus, a host of family and friends who loved her very much.

The cedar casket was built with lots of love from sons and family. The funeral and burial were performed the day of her passing, on Sunday, at New Hope Baptist Church in Solo, Missouri, and was conducted by her children, with oldest son Michael preaching the message and Shane, Tray, Clinton, and Michael as pallbearers. Flower arrangements and decorating were beautifully done by her daughter Mandy, daughter-in-laws, grandchildren, and other family. Kristie Lynn’s baby quilt was provided by Clinton, and buried with Mother, at her request. Three hymns were sung which were Delynn’s favorites, “The Solid Rock,” “Wonderful Words of Life,” and “Amazing Grace.” The Scriptures read were from 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, John 14:1-14, and Jeremiah 6:16. Closing prayer was by Tray, her youngest son. Delynn will be missed by all who knew and loved her. It was a wonderful blessing to bury our Mother the old-time way among some of the most real people on earth — the Ozark hill people. Jesus saith unto him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6) 

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