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Jerry Jerel Jones

Saturday, March 11, 2023
Jerry Jerel Jones

Jerry Jerel Jones, age 81, of Andrews passed away Monday, March 6, 2023, in Andrews, TX.

Family and friends gathered to celebrate his life at 10AM Saturday, March 11, 2023, at the Means Methodist Church in Andrews, Texas with Pastor Larry Brewer officiating. Visitation was held Friday, March 10, 2023, from 5:00PM 8:00PM at The McNett Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements are under the personal care of Mc-Nett Funeral Home.

Jerry was born August 25, 1941, in Sentinel, OK. to Jesse Jerel Jones and Maurean Hines Jones. He graduated high school in Crystal City, TX then received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1963. While at UT, he was a member of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity. He was then recruited to Andrews by an uncle that was already practicing pharmacy.

Jerry made Andrews his home for approximately sixty years. He married Mary Evelyn Smith in Dallas, TX on June 22, 1985. The business he built, Prescription Shop, is still open and thriving with its second owner. He filled many prescriptions there and worked countless hours hoping to make a difference in the health and lives of the people of Andrews County. He was always willing to get medication to those in need, often meeting customers at the store in the middle of the night.

Jerry believed strongly in community and supporting the town he chose to make his home by volunteering in any way he could. His service was acknowledged when he was awarded the Pioneer Award in 2022. He was involved in numerous organizations including the Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development, Lion’s Club, Meals on Wheels, the Shechem Home Halfway House and Kairos Prison Ministry. He spent many weekends in prison, ministering to those in need.

Jerry enjoyed many activities, including golf, skiing, and most importantly, hanging out with family and friends. He treasured the moments he had with his loved ones.

Jerry is survived by his wife: Mary Evelyn Jones of Andrews, TX.; sons: Scott Jones and wife D’Lynn of Millsap, TX.; Lance Jones and wife Kacee of Andrews, TX.; and Shanon Mayer and wife Kellie of Councel Grove, KS.; daughter: Erica Lyle and husband Madison of Rockwall, TX.; brother Jim Jones and wife Jan of Rio Vista, TX.; sisters: Ladema Jones of Burnett, TX; and Jean LaBeff and husband Bryan of Alpine, TX.; 14 grandchildren: Jaxon, Reece, Ashleigh, Allison, Anthony, Rebecca, Ashley, Reagan, Elizabeth, Abby, Josh, Kelsey, Katie, and Chloe; and 18 great grandchildren.

Jerry is preceded in death by his parents: Jesse and Maurean Jones; and daughter: Jessica Jones.

In lieu of flowers donation in Jerry’s memory can be made to the Kairos Prison Ministry, Wallace 2114 S. County Rd 1085, Midland Texas, 79706.