Willie Lois (Threat) Jones – Born September 15, 1942, Auburn, Alabama to the late Minnie (Duda) Threat and B. Reese. She was preceded in death by two sons; Victor and Jerome Threat; two brothers; James Dowdell and John L. Threat.
Sister Lois gave her life to Christ at an early age at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Auburn, Alabama under the pastorate of Rev. McMillan. She moved to Oak Ridge, Tennessee with her family in November of 1957 at the age of 15. She became a member of Oak Valley Baptist Church about a year later under the pastorate of Rev. Alonzo Sims where she was a faithful and active member.
Sister Lois was educated in the Lee County School System in Auburn, Alabama and the Oak Ridge School System in Tennessee.
Sister Lois married Elder Lloyd C. Jones, Jr in 1990 and became a member of Mt. Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in 1994, where she faithfully served as First Lady for 19 years. Sister Jones was a very active member and faithful servant.
Sister Jones enjoyed singing, leading devotion, baking, spending time with her family, especially her church family and grandchildren. She was a loving and amazing wife, mother, mother-in-law, sister, granny and "GiGi" !
Sister Jones was especially known for her exquisite taste and style in suits and hats. She was always sharp and looked amazing every time she stepped out.
She leaves to cherish her precious memory; Her loving husband Elder Lloyd C. Jones, Jr; Three Sons; Clarence (aka Shrimp (Angela)) Threat, Sr, Troy Threat and Lloyd C. (Christy) Jones, II – All of Oak Ridge, TN; One daughter; Carmen Jones-Pickett – of Charlotte, North Carolina; One Brother; Ben (Byers) Dowdell of Herndon, Virginia; Grandchildren; Tanisha Threat, Treasure Threat, Maurice McKinney, Clarence Threat, Jr, Amber Loy, Tevin Loy, Michael Threat, Trey Jones and Kyler Jones -All of Tennessee, Nicolas (Kayla) Jones – Currently stationed in Japan; Great-grandchildren; Serious Flowers, Tevoirea Threat, Trea’Ser Threat, Addisyn Loy, Kendrick Loy, Keelen Loy, Ta’Lyssa Threat, King McKinney and JaKobi McKinney; Special Niece; Betina Dowdell. And a host of Nieces, Nephews, cousins and other family and friends.
Saturday, March 28, 2020, the body may be viewed from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Oak Valley Baptist Church, 194 Hampton Road, Oak Ridge, TN, however, in compliance with the Governor's Executive Order #17 (COVID-19), only 10 persons at a time are allowed in the church. Interment is at 1:00 p.m. at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Reverend Derrick Hammond, Pastor and Reverend John McElhaney, Eulogist. A white dove release will conclude the service. Flowers may be delivered to the church the morning of the viewing. Professional arrangements entrusted to Patton Funeral Home, Brian L. Buckmon, LFD 1-800-824-8283 or www.pattonfuneralhome1962.com and mandated by the CDC and Governor of Tennessee.
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