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Dixie Joy JonesPassing: January 6, 2020


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Saturday, January 11th @ 1:00 p.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Saturday, January 11th @ 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Mitchell Cemetery

Monday, January 13th @ 11:00 a.m.

BEDFORD – Dixie Joy Jones, 71, passed away Monday, January 6, 2020, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born October 3, 1948, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Charles R. and Tava K. (Bruner) Elkins.  She married Daniel Dale Jones July 18, 1969.

Dixie was a high school teacher for 35 years at Covenant Christian School and each student was special to her.  Dixie was a minister’s wife, loved her family, and was a member of Grace Tabernacle Apostolic Church.

Daniel Jones of Bedford
children, Nicholas Rey Jones of Bloomington
Angela Ellyn Jones of Bedford
Katrina Danielle Jones of Indianapolis
Dexter Jed (Sue) Elkins of Bloomington
Douglas Jerome (Nanette) Elkins of Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Duffe Jose (Krista) Elkins of Bloomington

Her parents preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 11, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Robert Akers officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 13.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

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17 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Nancy Craig | http://Bloomington, IN
    Date: January 11, 2020
    Condolences to the Family of Dixie Jones! Dixie was a special lady-loved to share her daily bible verse of the day! I loved the personal application she applied-songs, thoughts.. Prayers from Nancy and Jack Craig
  2. Guest: Linda Deckard Reeves | http://Bloomington, Indiana
    Date: January 11, 2020
    So sorry for your lost, Dixie was a beautiful person.
  3. Guest: Sarah K Bruner | http://Bloomington, Indiana
    Date: January 11, 2020
    We were so sorry to read of Dixie's passing. Buddy's daughter Kathy and Barry's wife Diane had seen the post on Facebook. They sent messages to the rest of us. Many of us had connected with Dixie and the rest of the family at the Bruner reunions the past two summers. I write here deepest condolences for all of you from Buddy's daughters and from me. Love each other every day. Mrs. Buddy Bruner
  4. Guest: Linda Clark | http://Bloomington Indiana
    Date: January 9, 2020
    Sending thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. As you no God is good and is always with us to get us through the hard times.. Linda Clark
  5. Guest: Debra L Walcott-Merry | http://Bloomington, IN
    Date: January 9, 2020
    Prayers for comfort to your family and friends for comfort, beautiful Christian family.
  6. Guest: Barbara Butcher | http://Bloomington Indiana
    Date: January 9, 2020
    She was a amazing woman, she is living what she lived her hold life for, but Bro. Chuck your heart will still feel that pain that is unexplainable.. my prayers
  7. Guest: Donald Waldrip | http://mesquite Tx
    Date: January 8, 2020
    Sorry for your loss our prayer are with the family
  8. Guest: Rickie Brown | http://Springville In
    Date: January 8, 2020
    Condolences go out to the Jones and Elkins family for there lost
  9. Guest: Trudy and Mac Sylvester | http://Prescott Valley Arizona
    Date: January 8, 2020
    Cousin Dixie was a hair stylist, seamstress, crafter, storyteller, teacher, homemaker, lover of all things godly and profitable for the soul. Her influence on this earth will remain, but she will be so missed by so many especially her precious family. Our sincere sympathy
  10. Guest: The Liquet Family | http://Beverly Hills, Florida
    Date: January 8, 2020
    Sending prayers for peace for the Jones family and friends. She was a very special lady. And although it is sad, it give me peace knowing she is around the throne of the Father. 💖
  11. Guest: Phil & Becky Bailey | http://Bedford, Indiana
    Date: January 8, 2020
    We are so very sorry for the passing of Dixie. Our thoughts are with you. Phil & Becky
  12. Guest: Stephen Elkins | http://Flat Rock. NC
    Date: January 8, 2020
    We are so sorry to hear the sad news about Dixie. What a great life she had. Sadly missed - Steve & Marti Elkins
  13. Guest: Diane Bruner | http://Algonquin IL
    Date: January 8, 2020
    It was so nice to have visited with her at the Bruner reunion last July. My condolences to all of her family for the loss of a lovely woman.
  14. Guest: Marianne Shields Nordberg | http://Naples, Florida
    Date: January 8, 2020
    I have known and admired Dixie all my life. We are all blessed for knowing her. Prayers of comfort for her family and friends.
  15. Guest: Norma BEACHMAN | http://New Smyrna Flor
    Date: January 8, 2020
    Sorry Too hear about your Dixie She was a Sweet Lady
  16. Guest: Debbie Schofield | http://Williams in
    Date: January 7, 2020
    Dixie will always have a special place in my heart she gave me a baby shower and was always so thoughtful she is a angel and is with Jesus AMEN
  17. Guest: Wanda Vaught | http://Crane, Indiana
    Date: January 7, 2020
    We have known Sister Dixie for many years. She was a lovely and a precious saint of God. She will be greatly missed.