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Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel
Tuesday September 25th, 2018
9:00am - 10:00am

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Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel
Tuesday September 25th, 2018

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LaNita Sue Jones

CLEVELAND - LaNita Sue Jones, age 65, of Cleveland, MS passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at her home. 

Visitation will be held Tuesday September 25, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland. Graveside Celebration of Life Service will follow at the North Cleveland Cemetery in Cleveland, MS.  Burial will be at the North Cleveland Cemetery.  Brother Greg Jackson will officiate the service.

LaNita was born on September 21, 1953 to Paul and Sarah D. (McCain) Jones, Jr. in Anniston, AL.   She and her family moved around quite a bit with her father's employment until settling in the Cleveland MS area in 1971. She graduated Drew High School, Mississippi Delta Junior College and obtained her Master Degree in Education from Delta State University. LaNita worked with the Cleveland School District for over 32 years teaching English to the secondary students. She was given much recognition and awards during her many years of teaching. She was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and a member of Morrison Chapel Baptist Church. LaNita loved shopping, traveling and reading Stephen King novels. LaNita was a philanthropist to many always helping where she could.

She was preceded in death by her parents Paul and Sarah D Jones, Jr.; brother, Jimmy Jones and a brother -in-law Reverend Jerry W. Creel. 

 LaNita is survived by Sister, Paula Jones Creel of Cleveland, MS; Brother, Bobby R.C. (Jane G,) Jones of Bossier City, LA; Sister-in-law, Beverly (Mark) Williams of Cleveland, MS;  Niece, Karen Creel (Derek) Ladnier of Hattiesburg, MS;  Nephew, Reed Jones of Cleveland, MS;  Nephew, Robert Jones of Bossier City, LA;  Great nieces and nephew; Ethan, Emily and Ella King, Dustin Ladnier and Brandon Ladnier. She also leaves an abundance of beloved aunts, uncles and cousins to cherish her memory.

Pallbearers are Don McCain, Robert Jones, Chris McCain, George McCain, Mike McCain, William Avritt, Mark Williams and Reed Jones. Honorary pallbearers are Phil Gillis, Bill Kirkpatrick, Emily McCain and Ethan King.

Memorials may be made to the Cleveland-Bolivar County Animal Shelter 200 West Carpenter Street Cleveland, MS 38732

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The on-line guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net



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I am sorry to learn about the passing of Ms. Jones. Ironically, I had just thought of her out of the blue the other day! She was a great teacher, very tender hearted and kind. She was compassionate toward me when I needed the support in school. She will he missed greatly by her many students and the Cleveland community!

Coleman Grimmett Oct 16 2018 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family of Mrs Lanita Jones. May you find comfort in God's promises to wipe all tears from every eye and end death forever (Revelation 21:3,4). Your loved one is in God's perfect and limitless memory.

M. Jones Sep 30 2018 12:00 AM

My prayer for you today is that God will touch you with His healing hand and comfort you. It was a true blessing to teach with LaNita.

Kay Campbell Sep 25 2018 12:00 AM

Ms Jones is one of the few teachers that I truly enjoyed. She was an inspiration to many.


Deronda Sep 25 2018 12:00 AM

Oh, my heart aches today. Ms. Jones was my favorite teacher. She instilled the love for writing, poetry and literature in me. I have never forgotten her encouraging nature and how much fun she was. My heart goes out to her family and friends. She will surely be missed.

Mary Martha Pate Jackson Sep 25 2018 12:00 AM

May she rest in peace.

Chris Balducci Sep 25 2018 12:00 AM

One of the best teachers I ever had. God bless you and your family.

Lynn Ouzts Smither Sep 25 2018 12:00 AM

Remembering all the seeds that you have sown in the lives of many.
Cleveland High Class of 1989

Bobbie Rogers Sep 25 2018 12:00 AM

Ms. Jones was a wonderful and organized English teacher. I learned so much from her. Im sending up prayers for her friends and family.

Daty Hardy Cooke Sep 25 2018 12:00 AM


Linda Witt Farmer Sep 25 2018 12:00 AM

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