Doris Lanell (Nelly) Jones, 82 went to be with Jesus on January 20, 2019 surrounded by dearly loved people. Memorial Service will be held at Forest Lawn Memory Garden in Meridian, Mississippi on Saturday, January 26, 2019. Doris was born Doris Lanell Hurst on November 9, 1936 in Meridian, Mississippi to Thelma Doris DuBose Hurst and John Thomas Hurst.
She grew up in Tuxedo and graduated from Meridian High School and the nursing program at Meridian Junior College. She served 15 years at St Joseph Hospital aka Meridian Regional Hospital and 10 years at Broadmoor Health Care Center as a nurse. She cared for many people in the community as their nurse. She was a care giver to many others beyond retirement.
Doris is known for her contagious smile, encouraging words, love and her compassion for others. She relocated and retired to Fort Collins, Colorado where she lived many years with her grandchildren. She has six grandchildren Ashley Johnson, Brookes Jones, Wyatt Johnson, Caden Jones, Garrett Johnson, and Audrey Johnson. Recently, two grand-daughters were added Maebry Jones (Brookes) and Estee Johnson (Wyatt).
She spent her final year at Good Samaritan Fort Collins. She met and resided with many loving friends. Doris is remembered for her smile, interesting stories from her life, and as the "Dining Room Monitor". She sat at the front table and assisted all the staff in identifying the correct table and spot for each resident at the facility. The staff loved her and was very grateful for her assistance in identifying each residents' correct spot for dining.
Doris loved her nieces and nephews Jeanette Hurst, Michael Gerald Hurst, Steve Fleming, Richard Fleming, Kathy Anderson, Cindy Anderson, Suzye Fleming and Angela Anderson. She was known as Aunt "Nelly" to them. Each one of them held a special spot in her heart.
She loved her Bible Study Fellowship study and completed the seven-year study. She met many kind and compassionate friends through this study. Doris had a special friend that car pooled and had many lunches with her, Carol Cheatham.
Doris was an avid NFL and college football fan. Her favorite NFL team was the Denver Broncos. She never missed their games. Also, she loved to watch the college team, Old Miss Rebels. Fun times spent with her were watching the football games. She was the ultimate fan.
Doris is survived by her daughter Lissa Johnson, son Stephen H Jones Jr (Carolyn), grandchildren Ashley Johnson (Todd, Owens, and Ali), Brookes Jones (Maebry), Wyatt Johnson (Estee), Caden Jones, Garrett Johnson, and Audrey Johnson, and her two sisters Elois Fleming (Bobby) and Mary Kathleen Coates (Earl). She is preceded in death by her parents Thelma Doris DuBose Hurst, John Thomas Hurst and her brother Richard Hurst.
We love you and miss you! Until we meet again soon!
Contributions can be donated to the Good Samaritan Society Fort Collins.