Mrs. Autia Rainey Jones, 85, transitioned Saturday, September 25, 2021 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS.
Autia Rainey was born March 4, 1936 in Kosciusko, Mississippi to the late Mattie Sue and George Rainey. At an early age she professed her belief in Christ and was baptized at Galilee M.B. Church. She later moved her membership to Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church, Belden, MS. In her later years, she became a member of Inspirational Community Baptist Church, Tupelo, MS.
As a young woman, Ms. Autia was a seamstress and a machine presser at Rosato and Hancock Fabrics.
She attended Foster Beauty College, Ripley, MS and received her training to become a Cosmetologist. While there, she met the love of her life, Willard Jones.
They were united in Holy Matrimony and to this union, no children were born but they became the parents of four girls through adoption.
Autia Rainey Jones departed this life September 25, 2021 at North Ms Medical Center, Tupelo, MS.
Ms. Autia leaves to cherish her memory three loving daughters, Virginia (Micheal) Stephen of Holly Springs, MS, Yvette Jones of Pontotoc, MS, Carla (Patrick) Pierce of Houston, MS, three sisters: Ora Dean Anderson of Tupelo, MS, Inez Anderson of Kosciusko, MS, and Naomi (Tyrone) Jones of Los Angeles, CA, one brother, Fred D. Rainey of Tupelo, MS, eleven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, god-children, god-grandchildren other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Willard Jones and her parents.
Walk-through Visitation will be Friday, October 1, 2021 from 4:00.p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Serenity-Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc.
Services will be Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at Inspirational Community Baptist Church.
Serenity-Autry Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
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