Mr. Burlvie Jones, age 79, died Sunday, April 3, 2011, at his home.
Funeral services were held April 11, 2011 at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Elba, Ala., with Rev. Darryl Caldwell officiating. Burial followed in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery with Coleman Funeral Home of Elba directing.
Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his parents, Burl and Alice Jones; eight sisters; and one daughter, Lavon Rideaux.
Survivors include his wife: Glarene Brooks Jones; eight children: Gwen Berry, Labon (Josephine) Jones, Freddie (Cordellia) Jones, Cynthia (Ben) Rayborn, Bernard Jones, Alvin Jones, Patrick (Amy) Jones and Amy Jones; son-in-law: Rev. Roderick Rideaux; sister: Boncile Jones, Newark, N.J.; brother: Wilbert (Mary) Jones, Aurora, Ill.; his mother-in-law: Katie B. Brooks; an adopted son: Robert Edwards; 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; along with nieces, nephews and other relatives.