Mrs. Martha Lee Cyrus Jones a resident of Prattville, AL departed this life very peacefully at her home on Tuesday November 19, 2013. Funeral services will be held on Saturday November 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Autaugaville, AL, Rev. F. C. Henry, Pastor and Offficiant. burial will follow in Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery, Autaugaville,AL.
Visitation will be held on Friday November 18, 2013 at Davis Funeral Home in Prattville, AL from 10:00 a.m. till 8:00 p.m.
The body will lie in state one hour prior to the funeral services.
The late Martha Lee Cyrus-Jones was born September 11, 1926 to the late Eugene and Susie Cyrus in Mulbury Community in Autaugaville, AL. She was the youngest of four siblings. Martha was raised by her Grandparents Jim and Amelia Broadnax with her sister Ella and her brothers Freddie and Eugene because they lost their mother at a very young age. ALl of her siblings preceded her in death.
Martha accepted Christ at a very young age and was a member of Mallard Chapel A.M.E Church. SHe loved the Lord and knew there was no problem He could not solve. She practiced her faith by relying on the grace and mercy of God.
On January 19, 1951 she was united in holy matrimony to Percy Jones. To this union on daughter was born, Carlesta. After marrying Percy she moved her membership to Shiloh Baptist Church until the Lord called her home. Martha was a devoted wife and reamianed married to Percy until 2005 when God called hom home. Their marriage lasted 54 years.
Martha loved to sing , she was an active and faithful member of SHiloh Baptist CHurch for more than 55 years, and she was also a Superintendent of Sunday School, President of BTU and President of the Missionary Society. She loved 'Good Singing". Many Times you could hear her in her bedroom singing and having a "Good ole time by herself". She also had a wonderful sense of humor and in a crowd she was the one making everyone laugh.
She leaves to cherish her memories a devoted daughter: Carlesta and a Grandaughter: Ebony Dawn who she loved more than life itself. SHe would often tell her daughter "Ebony was her baby you only had her", and a host of nieces, nephews, o ther relatives and friends.
Davis Funeral Home Directing