Funeral services for Sadie Pearl Gilmore Jones, 96, of Clayton, LA will be held at Young's Funeral Home in Ferriday on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 10AM with Bro. Jerry Sharp officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Natchez, MS, under the direction of Young's Funeral Home.
Sadie was born on Friday, January 15, 1926 in Columbia, LA and passed away Wednesday, August 10, 2022 in Vidalia, LA. She was the sweetest and most loving woman you'll ever meet. Sadie was 96 & 1/2 years young and never missed a thing. She loved her family more than anything. Cooking and flowers came in a close second. She loved to have all her children, grandchildren, and great grands all around her while she was cooking and preparing meals. Sadie never cooked just one of anything, but several of everything.
She had one of the sharpest minds and a witty sense of humor. Sadie had a heart of gold and always thought about and did for others above herself. Whenever she cooked meals around the holidays, she always sent food to many of the elderly and shut-ins around the town and community. She lived for her family and friends. Sadie served her community well and long term. She worked tirelessly for 52 years for the Town of Clayton as the Town Clerk and retired at 89 years young. She always made sure her accounting ledgers were in balance. In 2010, Sadie was awarded Office Person of the Year for North Louisiana in recognition of her Outstanding Office Management. She was a valuable employee and friend to all. She also loved the Lord and tried to always attend church when physically able.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elwood S. Jones; parents, Alfred Drake Gilmore, and Julia Duff Gilmore; uncle, Jim Gilmore; brothers, Elton, Peewee, AD, Ray, and Mickey Gilmore; sister, Frances Elliott; daughter-in-law, Jackie Jones; and son-in-law, Carson Smith.
Sadie leaves behind her sons, Dennis Elwood Jones, and Gary W. Jones & his wife Naomi; daughter, Sharon K. Smith; brother, James "Jim" Gilmore; grandchildren, Brent Smith & his wife Rosalie, Tanya Richardson & her husband Brand, Celeste Generes & her husband Val, Garrett Jones & his wife Marlee, Brandon Smith & his wife Lanette, and Ty Smith & his wife Lisa; and great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Madeline, Jones, Julia, Anna Grace, Olivia, Molly Kate, Maddie, Brooks, Maggie, Canyon, and Oakley.
The family would like to express a special thanks for all their help throughout the years to Rodney Hall, Butch Graves, Sally Washington, Peggy McCall, Betty Wright, Shelby Rice, Linda "Boo" Knight, Sandy Clayton, Vanessa Reynolds, Ben Reynolds, Faye Richardson, Janette Minor, and Dr. Kevin Ingram.
Those honoring Sadie as pallbearers are Ricky Merritt, Tommy Milligan, Brandon Smith, Ty Smith, Brand Richardson, and Val Generes.
Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Calcote, Billy Smart, and Wilbur Washington.
The family will receive friends at Young's Funeral Home in Ferriday on Friday, August 12, 2022, from 5PM until 7PM and Saturday, August 13, 2022, from 8:30AM until service time at 10AM.
To leave an online condolence for the family please visit www.youngsfh.com.