Merita Avera Jones, 79, of Shucktown, MS went home to be with the Lord on May 15, 2021. She was born November 17, 1941. She was a devoted employee, serving over 30 years at Southern Pipe Supply Company. She enjoyed time with family, friends, and extensive travel. She particularly loved time at the beach with her daughter, Darlene and enjoyed raising and working with the cows.
She is survived by her daughter, Merita Darlene Skinner; step-son, Robert D. Jones (Darlene); grandson, D. Paxton Jones (Beth); as well as sisters, including Malyn Avera Speed, Ina Jewel Avera Davidson (James); brother, Willy Avera (Janelle) and sister-in-law, Jean Avera.
She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews, Lanita Avera Henson (Wayne), Crystal Avera McLemore, Douglas Mathis (Faye), Faye Mathis Williams (Larry), Janice Mathis Taylor, Amelia Mathis, Rose Marie Davidson McLaughlin, Alan Davidson (Ann), Penny Davidson Kimrey (Phil), Grace Avera Allore, Julie Avera Quinn (Brian), Susan Avera Fortuna (Tony), Steve Avera (Amanda), Brenda Avera Block (Todd), Wanda Avera Underwood (Robby).
She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, David Jones, of 30 years; and her parents, Luke and Mertie Avera. She is also preceded in death by Cleitus, brother; Oleane Mathis, sister; Wayne Avera, brother; and Elton Avera, brother.
Pallbearers include Alan Davidson, Wayne Henson, Paxton Jones, Phil Kimrey, Dudley Williams, and Larry Williams.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from 10:00-12:00 at James F. Webb Funeral Home with services following. Bro Steve Avera will be officiating the services. Graveside will be held at Magnolia Cemetery.
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