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Zona Lou Jones, 61

Zona Lou Jones, 61, of Casscoe, Arkansas, died on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Virtle Lou Nolte Massey, of Camden, and her father, Kenneth H. Jones, of Stuttgart.

She is survived by her daughter, Lauren Cross, and husband, Joseph, of El Dorado; chosen daughter Megan Halley, of Cabot; best friend of 43 years, Joan Staton, and her family; two brothers; two sisters; five nieces and nephews; Collin Cage, her special boy, who loved his “Nona”; many adopted family members; and the church family at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, whom she loved dearly.
Zona was a Licensed Practical Nurse, who spent her life caring for others. She worked tirelessly to care for her girls, and taught them how to push toward their goals and successes in life.  Her favorite titles were “Mom” and “Nona,” and one of the greatest joys of her last years was playing and spending time with her special great-nephew, Collin. Zona was an animal lover and her pets were always spoiled. She was a lover of nature and spent much of her time exploring and studying the beauty of God’s creation.

She was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

She was a member of New Salem Missionary Baptist Church for many years. The paramount purpose of her life was serving her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

A Family hosted memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Casscoe.

Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400


  • Dianne Herring Posted December 1, 2020 7:47 PM

    Lauren. We were sorry to hear about your mom. I know you will miss her dearly.
    Carolyn thought a lot of her from their college days at UAM.
    Carolyn & Dianne Herring, & Joyce Knight

    • Lauren Cross Posted December 1, 2020 8:43 PM

      Thanks so much. You guys will always be a big part of our family. We love you all!

  • Ginner word Posted December 1, 2020 9:37 PM

    Love you cuz , you will be greatly missed

  • Rita Benafield Henard Posted December 2, 2020 1:06 PM

    Prayers for all of Zona’s friends and family. I am a distant cousin, Kenneth Jones and my Mom were cousins.

  • Rita Benafield Henard Posted December 2, 2020 1:09 PM

    Prayers for all of Zona’s friends and family. I am a distant cousin. Kenneth Jones and my Mom were cousins.

  • Lesa Smith Posted December 2, 2020 8:10 PM

    We were so sorry to hear about the loss of Zona. Zona was a loving and generous woman and Cousin. May GOD comfort our Family!! Lesa, Rodney and Kerry Smith

  • Lesa Elaine Smith Posted December 2, 2020 8:22 PM

    May My Precious Mother, Ernestine, My Precious Aunt Lou, Dearest Precious Uncle L.Q., Dear Precious Uncle Paul and Aunt Charlotte(Angel), Dearest Grandma and Grandpa Nolte and Dearest Cousin Zona Lou Jones along with all my Precious Nolte deceased Relatives Rest Peacefully in Heaven!! My Greatest Father GOD, I Pray, AMEN!🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻😇

  • Lesa Smith Posted December 2, 2020 8:25 PM

    Zona, GOD Bless and Keep You!!! Love Lesa,Kerry and Rodney Smith

  • Jeff temple Posted December 29, 2020 7:27 AM

    Lauren I just heard about your mom. I am so very sorry.i always admired and respected her for the diligence in which she raised you and megan. I know it must be difficult but you have the assurance of being together again in eternity. God bless. Bro. Jeff

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