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Bernnie Jones

September 9, 1931 — April 10, 2017

CLEVELAND - Bernnie Bailey "B.B." Jones, age 85, of Cleveland, MS passed away on Monday April 10, 2017 at North Sunflower Medical Center in Ruleville. 

Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Cleveland Funeral Home.  Funeral Services will be held Thursday, April 13, 2017 at  10:00 AM in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Lehrton Cemetery in Ruleville, MS. Rev. Robert Haney will officiate the services.

Bernnie was born on September 9, 1931 to Dave Alonzo Jones, Sr. and Mattie Mae(Skinner) Jones in Sunflower County, MS. He grew up in the Linn area and attended Linn schools. Bernnie married Gladys Ann Tedford on November 11, 1955. He served in the Navy for four years—serving in the Korean War. While in the Navy, he received a Bronze Star. Bernnie worked several years for Misceramic Tile. He worked for Layne Central, farmed, owned and operated the Half-way Store for 10 years. He retired as a Chief Engineer on a tow boat. Bernnie loved to restore old cars and farming his garden. He attended Dockery Baptist Church. Bernnie was a quiet, mild mannered man. When he spoke, people listened. Bernnie loved his family. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Don Blackwood and the nursing staff at North Sunflower Medical Center.

Bernnie was preceded in death by his parents; Dave & Mattie Jones, 4 brothers--Jack Jones, Cecil Jones, Dave Alonzo Jones, Jr.  and Robert Lewis Jones; 4 sisters--Jane  Pate, Dorothy Pate, Betty Jean Mallatesta and Frances Prewitt.

Bernnie is survived by his wife of 61 years--Gladys Ann Tedford Jones of Cleveland, MS; Daughter, Charlotte (Danny) Bailey of Cleveland, MS;  Son, Bernnie (Ellie) Jones of Cleveland, MS;  Sister, Joann Silverblatt of Kenner, LA;  Sister, Carol Sue Jones of Cleveland, MS;  Sister, Linda Jefcoat of Cleveland, MS; Granddaughter, Amanda(Jonathan) Buford of Cleveland, MS; 3 Great-grandchildren--Penelope Patterson, Skyler Buford  and Caroline Buford all of Cleveland, MS and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Donny Tedford, David Tedford, Joey Tedford, Pete Mallatesta, Dane Jones and Oliver "Coot" Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be William Bills, Gary Haney, Gailen Givens and Billy Walker.

Memorials may be made to Dockery Baptist Church PO Box 370 Cleveland, MS 38732.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online guest register may be viewed and signed at

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel

3463 Hwy 8, Cleveland, MS 38732

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