Elvera Jones, age 83, of Brownwood passed away Wednesday Dec. 29, 2010.

    Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at Austin Avenue Church of Christ. Burial will follow in Cowboy Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. today at Davis-Morris Funeral Home.

    Elvera was born on March 28, 1927, in Mercury, Texas, to Jesse and Mamie Farris. She was married to Walter Jones on March 8, 1944, in Brownwood, Texas. They were together for a wonderful 61 years. Elvera has resided in Brownwood since 1955. She was a member of Austin Avenue Church of Christ. Elvera was also a member of the Brownwood Lions Mothers and the Aggie Mothers Club. She was very supportive and involved in her children’s education. Elvera worked as a seamstress and sewed for the public for about 25 years.

She and Walter were also the custodians at Austin Avenue Church of Christ for about 18 years. Elvera’s church and family were the two most important aspects of her life. One of her greatest joys was cooking for her friends and family. It is said Elvera’s hospitality could not be beat; she was always ready to welcome anybody. She had a personality that was very friendly and outgoing. Elvera never met a stranger. The family requests that any donations be made to the Cherokee Home for Children.

    Survivors include her children, Jerry Jones and wife Betty of Brownwood, Kevan Jones and wife Kristy of Grovetown, Ga., and Delana Howe and Mike Rust of Burleson, Texas; her brother, Frank Farris of Victoria, Texas; her sister, Thelma McDowell of Brady, Texas; her grandchildren, Debi Trevino, Denisa Seher, Diane Davis, David Jones, Kurt Jones, Andrea Noe, Magan Jones, Emma Jones, Jesse Jones, and Ryan Howe; 16 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

    Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Jones; her parents, Jesse and Mamie Farris; her daughter, Sandra Timmons; five brothers; and one sister.