Funeral for Mr. Norah Jones affectionately known as “Lil Buddy” to family, “Catfish” to friends, 78, of Hartselle will be noon Friday at Hartselle Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Billy R. Young officiating and Reynolds Funeral Home directing. Interment will follow in Hartselle Memory Gardens. The body will lie in repose one hour prior to funeral.
“Lil” Buddy” was born on June 20, 1938 in Town Creek to the late Albert Jones Sr. and Laura Mae White Jones. He departed this life on Feb. 25, 2017 at Decatur Morgan Hospital-Decatur General Campus surrounded by family.
Norah confessed Christ at an early age while growing up in Town Creek and was Baptist. He was a machine operator at Bunge North America and had a passion for gardening, hunting, fishing, the L.A. Rams football team and most of all and importantly, loved his family dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Jones Sr. and Laura Mae White Jones; son, Norah Jones Jr.; granddaughter, Christi Lashara Jones Marzette; sister, Lizzie Bell Jones Taylor (Robert) and brothers, Albert Jones Jr., Billy Jones (Deborah) and George Jones.
He leaves to cherish his memory: loving wife of 54 blessed years, Ella Louise Taylor Jones; four daughters, Teresa Jones (Will Rutland) of Huntsville, Brenda Jones (Eddie Mitchell) of Decatur, Angelia Jones of Decatur and Stephanie Jones of Hartselle; one son, Jason Jones of Hartselle; one double related niece, Minnie Jean Taylor Warren (Jerry); six sisters, Mary Turney (Marvin) of Huntsville, Francis Hereford, Susie Orr (Jack) and Rosie Foster, all of Hartselle, Lila Mae Malone of Decatur, Annie White (Joe) of Jeffersonville, Indiana; two brothers, Johnny Jones (Eunice) and Charles Jones (Thelma), both of Hartselle; one grandson, Christopher Sharpley of Hartselle; two granddaughters, Victoria Jaylyn Jones of Moulton and Sanaa Goodloe of Hartselle; three great-granddaughters, Kara Oshner of Falkville, Serena Sharpley of Decatur and Aubrey-Ella Sharpley of Decatur; one great-grandson, Terence Marzette Jr. of Trussville; and a host of close and special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.