Mrs. Carolyne Brooks Jones departed this life on March 20, 2011.
She was Born in Allendale County, South Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Mrs. Bessie Brooks. She was baptized in the Goodwill Baptist Church at the age of 12, and served as an usher and a secretary for over 20 years, and was a devoted member of the St. Phillip A.M.E. Church where she served in numerous capacities, chiefly Steward Emeritus.
Mrs. Jones received her education from the Seminole School in Luray, South Carolina. Upon finishing high school in Estill, South Carolina as valedictorian of her class, she received her B.S. and Masters Degrees from South Carolina State College, now South Carolina State University, in Orangeburg, South Carolina. She did advance studies at Georgia Southern University and Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service. Few of us touch hundreds of lives in our personal life as well as professional careers. Few of us are untiring, unselfish and dedicated church members, community workers and educators. Carolyne Brooks Jones was all of these and more; a loving wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and friend.
She was the spouse of the late Mr. Sidney A. Jones, Sr., founder of Sidney A. Jones Funeral Home. Her professional career began as a teacher on the elementary school level, followed by school principal and a Jeanes supervisor of schools in Hampton County, South Carolina, and was a counselor in the public school system of Savannah- Chatham County.
She retired from the Chatham County Board of Public Education in 1977 to replace her husband, as the Director of Sidney A. Jones Funeral Home.
Mrs. Jones was an outstanding humanitarian and an erudite business woman.
Over the years she has helped many people throughout the Savannah community and surrounding areas. She was a long time member of the Savannah Links, Inc., Jonquil Garden Club, Georgia Funeral Service Practitioners Association, and Order of Eastern Star, served on the Chatham Board of Transportation, and was past president of the Chatham County Teachers Association.
Numerous honors and awards came to her for outstanding achievements from local, state, regional, national organizations.
She is widely known in educational, religious, and civic circles. Her appearance and demeanor exemplified her profession at all times. She will be greatly missed by her church and community.
She leaves to cherish her memory, a son, Mr. Matthew W. Jones, Sr., seven grandchildren, several greatgrandchildren, a host of loving nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.