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Brenda Jones

May 31, 1940 — August 20, 2023

Brenda Jones

On May 31, 1940, Edwin “Boot” Heard and Lois “Mama Lois” Bannister Heard  had a beautiful baby girl at their home in the Matt community, named Brenda Joy. She was their only child. 

In 1961, Brenda married the love of her life, Leon Jones. Together, they built a thriving trucking business, where she worked to support their new endeavor for many years. In 1972, Leon and Brenda became a partner in Lanierland Music Park. Brenda did everything for Lanierland from preparing lunch, selling tickets, cleaning, to being the general manager the last ten years. They had 36 years of bringing the best of country music to Concerts in the Country at Lanierland and Calhoun. They also hosted many years of high school graduations at Lanierland. If events happened there, Brenda saw that the events were organized and done correctly. She was very sad when Lanierland closed in 2006. Leon and Brenda were married for 58 years. 

Brenda loved the Lord and all of her family. She attended Oak Grove Baptist Church, and she really appreciated their sweet pastor, Craig Richard, who visited her many times during her illness. She was also blessed with the best lifelong friends in Peggy Anderson, Doris Ann Jennings and Ann Greer, who shared in her love of Elvis, Gone with the Wind, and their Matt community. 

Brenda’s hobbies were centered around her family - going to all of their athletic and school events and loving all music, especially country. She was a sports and entertainment enthusiast and rarely missed a Braves game or an American Idol show. Brenda loved to bring joy to others, and she especially loved to make people laugh. 

She is proceeded in death by her mother, father, husband and great-grandma, Nettie Bramblett Heard. She is survived by her daughters, Cindy Jones Mills, Lisa Joy Jones Mason (Scott), and son, Chad Jones (Leslie). She is survived by seven grandchildren she cherished: Megan Mills Bottoms (Nathan), Courtney Mills Moore (Zak), Zachary Hood (Tatiana), Caroline Joy Hood (Jake Smith), Amber Jones, Ali Jones, and Trent Jones. Brenda was blessed with seven great-grandchildren who she loved very much: Brooklyn Bottoms, Maddox Moore, Charlie Bottoms, Leana Moore, Brynn Bottoms, Andrew Moore and Amira Hood. She was survived by her cousin turned sister, Ann Bannister Greer and her sister-in-law, Shirley Jones, and many other nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Brenda was blessed with the best caregivers (Judy Little, Barbara Sams, Tammy Grizzle, Ginger Ogletree, Jennifer Miller, and Kenya DaCosta) who gave her the best of love and care so she could remain at home during her illness. 

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 23rd at 2 pm at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 5640 Oak Grove Circle, Cumming, GA., officiated by Reverends Craig Richard and Dennis Bottoms. The family will receive friends at Ingram Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 22, from 2 pm to 8 pm and on Wednesday, August 23rd, from 11 am to 1 pm. 

Flowers are appreciated but if you prefer to give to a charity, please consider donating to the Oak Grove Baptist Church playground fund, at 5640 Oak Grove Circle, Cumming, GA 30028, in memory of Brenda Jones. 

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Visitation

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory

210 Ingram Ave, Cumming, GA 30040

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Visitation

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory

210 Ingram Ave, Cumming, GA 30040

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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