Hattie Lou Deloris (Lois) Jones was born on September 18, 1948 in Smoaks, SC to the late Beatrice and Thomas Jones. She was later reared at an early age by Redell and Jesse Fields.
A stickler for education, she graduated from Colleton High School as Valedictorian in 1966 and later from South Carolina State University with a degree in Home Economics. While at South Carolina State University, Hattie joined Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated. In 1975 she obtained her Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Pepperdine University in California.
Her teaching career began in Manning, SC and later Colleton County. She would later spend a majority of her teaching career in Jasper County where she faithfully taught Home Economics at West Hardeeville High School and later Jasper County High School in Ridgeland, SC. She returned to Colleton County as an Assistant Principal at Ruffin High School and later Colleton County High where she later retired.
Hattie always found time to travel, read, and bake. One of her favorite things to do was word searches and crossword puzzles. She was a faithful member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Walterboro, SC. She was also an active Sunday School teacher at Beulah Baptist Church, Savannah, Ga., where she also served as Financial Secretary for over 30 years. In addition to being a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Hattie was a faithful member of the Red Hat Society and the Colleton High School Class of 1966.
Hattie was preceded in death by her mother Beatrice Jones, father Thomas Jones, father Jesse Fields, two sisters Ernestine Jones Hodges and Mary Frances Jones Rodriguez, two brothers-in-law Charles Hodges and Willie (Bill) Jones, and Stepmother Janie Jones.
Loved ones who have cherished memories: Her son Roderick(Tracy) Allen of Savannah, GA; Mother, Redell Fields of Walterboro, SC; two grandchildren Desmond Jester and Trinity Allen; four sisters Cathy (Anthony) Alston of Walterboro, SC; Jessica (Tony) Williams of Walterboro, SC; Thomasine Jones of Bamberg, SC and Jaqueline Jones of Bamberg, SC. four brothers, Curtis Fields of Chicago, Illinois; Thomas Benjamin Jones of Bamberg, SC: Henry(Rosita) Jones of Bamberg, SC; Eddie (Monique) Jones of Bamberg, SC and brother-in-Law Ramon Rodriguez of Denmark, SC as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She leaves three close friends, Ruth George, Gracie Conyers and Joyce Jenkins as well as a devoted neighbor Willie Shider and church brother David Varner. She also leaves to cherish her legacy hundreds of students that she taught in her career and the students she blessed in Sunday School.
Viewing will be Thursday 3-6 pm Home Going Celebration Friday 11:00 AM at Saint Center Ministries, 106 Colson Street, Walterboro.
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Please leave the Family a note of Condolence, light a candle of remembrance, or order a floral remembrance piece. Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whether I go ye know, and the way ye know. John 14:1-4