1966 ~ 2022
Date of Death: June 14, 2022
In profound sadness, the staff of Veasley Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc. want to express our sincere condolences to the Jones family. Keloriest’s earthly temple is now resting in the care of Rowell-Parish Mortuary. Revelations 21:4 says, "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death; nor sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away." Be assured that in the days ahead you will surely gain strength from the memories of Ms. Keloriest Jones.
Derrick Veasley ~ Director
Henry Veasley ~ Director
Pastor E.C. Maltbia ~ Chaplain
Keloriest Jones “Kelly'' was a blessing from God. She was born on Monday, March 7, 1966 in Bryan, Texas to David and Doris Jones. She was called to her eternal resting place on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 from Fort Smith, Arkansas. She is preceded in death her dear sweet mother: Doris Jones; her beloved son: Dion May and her precious nephew: Tyrone Parks, Jr.
Keloriest received her education in the Fort Smith School System. She attended Howard Elementary, Darby Junior High and graduated class of 1984 from Northside High School. She worked in the factory industry and then later became a homemaker raising her six children.
Keloriest was a faithful member of the Northside Church of God in Christ. She actively engaged herself in the youth ministry in which she taught Sunday school. Kelly worked in the Evangelist Department and would knock on doors and pass out flyers in local neighborhoods to bring people to church. She was working on becoming a licensed minister and would do words of exhortation at church at times. Every Sunday during church services you could see her praising and worshiping God. She was never afraid to let the world know that God came first in her life.
Keloriest means full of life and energy. She had an abundance of both and left her mark on all she came in contact with. Kelly loved meeting new people; she never met a stranger. She was a kind-hearted person that would give her last to anyone in need. She enjoyed cooking, singing, dancing, traveling and being with her family. She had a heart of GOLD.
Keloriest will always be cherished and remembered by her children: Lekishia May, Otis May, Marcus May, Micheal Alston and Shanies Alston all of Fort Smith, Arkansas; her twelve grandchildren: Shay, Kiyara, Marniya, Khalil, Nyesha, Hope, Harmony, Demarion, Shaniyah, Trey, DeQuan and Melanie; her father: David Jones, her two sisters: Kathy and Lydia Jones all of Fort Smith, Arkansas and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Visitation will be Friday, July 1, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Rowell-Parish Mortuary 611 North 9th Street Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901.
Celebration of life service will be held Saturday, July 2, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Northside Church of God in Christ 4420 Kelley Highway Fort Smith, Arkansas 72904.
Committal service and final resting place will be at Oak Cemetery Fort Smith, Arkansas.