Sandra Joyce “Sandi” Jones, of Groesbeck, passed away at Limestone Medical Center in Groesbeck, on Sunday, January 2, 2022, at age 74.
Visitation will be Tuesday, January 4, 2022 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Groesbeck Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Old Union Cemetery, with Pastor Darren Killingsworth of the United Pentecostal Church of Groesbeck officiating.
Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Jones, Bobby Pelton, Kelly Wilson, Jimbo Watkins and J W Watkins.
Sandra was born November 3, 1947, to Elbia Ralph Watkins and Rosella Estelle (Jackson) Watkins in Houston. She grew up in Houston where she attended school.
As a young lady, Sandi was united in marriage with William Atwood, who was the father of her son, Wally Atwood, and they lived in Louisiana.
She later spent many years in Houston and was married to Billy Jones who was the father of her two daughters, Elizabeth and Virginia Jennifer.
Sandi’s father had been born in Limestone County at Box Church, and Sandi’s life involved another move to Groesbeck where she lived the rest of her life. She worked at the hospital and the nursing homes until she retired after many years working at Windsor in Groesbeck. Sandi was baptized in 1997 at the United Pentecostal Church in Groesbeck.
Sandi was a woman with a big heart. She loved her kids and her grandchildren, always wanting to hug and kiss them. She enjoyed sewing for the grandchildren or making curtains for the family. Although her life was really all about her grandchildren, she was also a very giving woman to anyone, even strangers, if she knew they were struggling; she would buy groceries or help them any way she could. She chose to help everyone else more than herself.
Sandra was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Wally Atwood who died in 2009 at age 43; brother, Tony Watkins; sister, April Watkins; brothers, David Watkins and Richard Watkins and half-brothers William, Johnny and Timothy Ivers.
She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Harris of Groesbeck; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Kelly Wilson of Mexia; grandson, Bobby and his wife Katy Pelton of Mexia; granddaughter, Ashleigh Pelton of Mexia; great grandchildren, Claire Pelton, Brenden Pelton, Harper Pelton, and Cooper Pelton, all of Mexia; sister, Elgan Burrows of Groesbeck; sister and brother-in-law, Della and Paul Ferguson of Splendora; brother and sister-in-law, Jimbo and Janice Watkins of Cut & Shoot; and numerous nieces and nephews.