I refuse to be discouraged, To be sad, or to cry; I refuse to be downhearted, and here's the reason why:
I have a God who's mighty, who's sovereign and supreme; I have a God who loves me, and I am on His team.
He is all wise and powerful. jesus is His name; Though everything is changeable, My God remains the same.
My God knows all that's happening; beginning to the end, His presence is my comfort; He is my dearest friend.
When sickness comes to weaken me, to bring my head down low, I call upon my Mighty God; into His arms I go.
When circumstances threaten to rob me ofmy peace; He draws me close unto His breast, where all my strivings cease.
When my heart melts within me, and weakness takes control; He gathers me into His arms; He soothes my heart and soul.
The great "I AM" is with me. My life is in His hand The "Son ofthe Lord" is my hope. It's in His strength I stand.
I refuse to be defeated, My eyes are on my God; He has promised to be with me, as through this life I trod.
I'm looking past all my circumstances, to Heaven's throne above; My prayers have reached the heart of God I'm resting in His love;
I give God thanks in everything. My eyes are on His face; The battle's His, the victory mine; He'll help me win the race.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!!!
Eugene Spikes Willie E. Spikes, Jr.
- Ernest Spikes Eddie Spikes
Emmitt Grant, Jr. William Killen Fred Grant, Jr.
MRs. IRENE SPIKES JONES
The family of Mrs. Irene Spikes Jones \
expresses their sincere appreciation for all acts
of kindness shown during this time of
bereavement. Our hearts have been made to I,
feel warm. Thank you for your prayers and
support. May God continue to bless each of
Friday, March 21, 2003
Services Entrusted To
BENTLEY & SONS FUNERAL HOME
2714 Montpelier Avenue Macon, Georgia 31 204
Anderson Bentley Memorial Chapel 2 714 Montpelier Avenue -Macon, Georgia-
Elder David Towns, II -Officiating-
Mrs. Irene Spikes Jones was born August 5, 1930 to the late Ernest and Lillie Bell Grant Spikes in Jones County, Georgia. She died Friday, March 14, 2003 at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Mrs. Jones was educated in the public schools of Bibb County, Georgia. She resided in the East Macon Community and at an early age joined St. Luke Baptist Church under the pastorage of Reverend G. N. Nedd. Irene relocated to Chicago forty-seven years ago. She married Walter Hampton of Birmingham, Alabama and , George Jones of Memphis, Tennessee, both ofwhom preceded her in death.
She was a former employee of Warner Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins, Georgia and a retired custodian of the Chicago Public Schools (O'Keefe School). "Rene Baby" as she was affectionately called was God fearing, a devoted daughter, wise counselor, fun loving, a loyal friend and a beautiful spirit who graced the lives of her family and friends. She was one of a kind.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Willie E., Mose, Fred and Eugene Spikes. Grateful for Irene's presence in their lives are her loving sister, Maggie Bell Tuft of Haddock, GA; nieces, Carolyn Spikes (William) Killen ofAustell, GA, Martha Ann Kemp of Compton, CA, Karen Spikes and Mattie Youmans, both ofSavannah, GA; nephews, Eugene (Bette) Spikes, Jr. of Detroit, Ml, Willie (Val) Spikes, Jr., Ernest (Renee) Spikes, both ofAtlanta, GAand Eddie (Marie) Spikes of Savannah, GA; a host of cousins including Fred Grant, Elleastine Grant Partlow and Shirley Grant; other relatives and friends.
ORDER OF SERVICE
Processional Parting Glance Solo ...... .......... ............. Brother Floyd Shockley Prayer ............................. Mrs. Vanette S. Harris Scriptures:
Old Testament ......... Mr. Willie E. Spikes, Jr. New Testament ..... Reverend Burnest Glover Solo ..................................... Ms. H. Dell Raines Remarks Obituary ... ........................................ Soft Music Poem ....................... Mrs. Carolyn Spikes Killen Presentation ..................... Bentley & Sons Staff Solo ................................ Elder David Towns, II Eulogy ............................ Elder David Towns, II Recessional
Woodlawn Memorial Park Macon, Georgia