Julia (Smith) Jones

July 6, 1937 ~ January 23, 2022 (age 84)


Mrs. Julia S. Jones, daughter of the late Harold B. and Eliza P. Smith.  Born in Lee County, South Carolina, on July 6, 1937 and entered into eternal rest on January 23, 2022, at the Kershaw Health Center, in Camden, South Carolina.

Julia was a graduate of Jackson High School, where she played basketball.  She was employed by the Kershaw County School District for thirty-seven years as a cook, retiring in 1993.  She also was employed at the Kershaw County Detention Center for seven years until her health began to fail.

At a young age, she became a member of New Haven United Methodist Church in Lee County.  Later in life, she joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Camden, South Carolina.

Julia was married to the late Douglas Jones, Sr. and to this union, two children, Douglas (Davida) Jones, Jr. and Dorothy (Clarence) Cole were born.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Virginia Jones and Francis Thomas; five brothers, Murdock Smith, Harold Smith, Jr., Willie James Smith, Mandel Smith and Leroy Smith 

She loved and left to cherish two special daughters, Mary B. Pollard and Yonique Gaines both of Camden, SC; five grandchildren; two step-children, Shirley Watkins and Charles Watkins of Camden, SC; fifteen great-grandchildren; a special friend, Virgil (Fuzzy) Reynolds and a host of nieces and nephews in which she loved dearly, other relatives and friends.      

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 Service Program


January 30, 2022

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Nelson-Haile Funeral Home
919 Church Street
Camden, SC 29020

Funeral Service
January 31, 2022

11:00 AM
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
760 Black River Road
Camden, SC 29020

Interment following funeral service
January 31, 2022

Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery
760 Black River Road
Camden, SC 29020

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