Katie Lou Jones, 83, of Normangee passed away Tuesday, May 7, at the Hospice Brazos Valley in Bryan. Visitation will be held Sunday, May 12, from 6 to 8 pm at the First United Methodist Church of Normangee. Funeral services will be held Monday, May 13, at 11 am at the First United Methodist Church of Normangee.

Burial will follow at the Hopewell Cemetery in Normangee.

Katie Lou DeBouy was born in Galveston, TX on August 19, 1929 to her parents Percival and Florain (Alexander) DeBouy. Katie was a high school graduate and earned her Master Degree from Duke University. She was married to Bill Jones March 12, 1960. They just celebrated their 47 Wedding Anniversary this year. Katie was a kind and caring soul, she would take in any stray animal that would cross her path. If you ever needed a meal she designated herself the Offical cook for Leon and Madison Counties. She couldn’t let anyone leave without a good meal in them.

She was a very active member of the Methodist Church and started many groups. Her sewing circle would make quilts and Christmas blankets and pass them out to the nursing homes. Another group she founded was the Building Blocks Bakery where they would do fund raisers for the Family Life Center. This group was a major contributor for the Family Life Center. She was also the church treasurer for over 30 years and a Sunday school teacher for just as long. Katie gave to make this world a better place and it was better because she was in it.

Katie is survived by her husband Bill Jones; her sister Lorain Helton; a nephew Felix Helton; and her cousin Walter Gates; she also leaves behind all of her many friends who she cared so much about. In lieu of flowers please make donations to First United Methodist Church of Normangee or your favorite charity.

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  1. What a beautiful child of God. She truly walked the walk. Awesome teacher.She also taught both our children, Cody and Stormy Jo, sunday school . Was the reason our church had Building Block Bakery. Not only did that entity contribute greatly to everyones food cravings, it financed many programs at FUMC Normangee including but not limited to the Family Life Center. How many meals did she welcome others to join she and Bill at their home. The previous thoughts are just a “drop in the bucket” of who Katie Jones is. What a heart and what an example of God’s plan.
    The earths loss is Heavens gain.
    Bill and family, our prayers are that you will receive comfort during this sad time . You will be with her again in a glorious place.
    Sincerely, Debbie & Billy Fuchs

  2. Bill I am so proud that Herbert and I got to call you and Katie our friends. What a special lady. She had a servant’s heart and was the truest person I ever met. I pray God gives you strength during this time and please know I will praying for you and your family. If there is a big oven up there you know she is making rolls right now. I love you,Rosann

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