Services to honor and remember the life of Linda Jones will be 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 in the Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service with family receiving friends for visitation prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Oakhaven Memorial Gardens.
Linda Geraldine Martin was born Oct. 31, 1943 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Jinks and Ruby (Collums) Martin. She grew up in West Tulsa where she met and married Benny Johanson on Feb. 23, 1960. The couple made Claremore their home and also the place where they raised their two daughters Pam and Becki. Following 25 years of marriage, Linda and Benny divorced.
On March 7, 1986 she was united in marriage to Tom Jones.
It was on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 that Linda went home to be with Jesus. Her mother and father were there to meet her, along with her youngest daughter, Becki and a tiny son, Paul who went to be with Jesus before breathing the air on this earth. She was also met by her brothers: Jinks, Jr., Earl and Jackie and a sister, Willie.
She is survived by: her husband of 30 years, Tom Jones of the home; her daughter, Pam Thomas of Claremore; Tom's children (whom she considered her own): Michelle and Johnny Harlen of Tulsa, Tom Jones, II also of Tulsa and Cynthia Purcell of Claremore along with a sister, Helen Armstrong of Claremore and brothers: Gerald Martin of Claremore and Glen Martin of Norfolk Virginia. She also leaves behind several grandchildren: Phillip and Ashlee Walker, Holly Walker, Katie and Ian Duke, Destiny Harlen, Daniel Purcell, Noah Purcell and Zoey Jones along with great-grandchildren: Taytum, Landon and Corbin and numerous nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and many friends.
Published on November 23, 2016