Terri Jones Slayton "Gamma", 62, of Jackson, AL, was born on April 1, 1960, to Howard and Dot Jones, and passed away on June 3, 2022. Terri has been a member of this community for almost her entire life. She graduated from Jackson Academy in 1978 as Valedictorian and served as 1977 Clarke County Jr. Miss. She graduated with an associate degree in Business from Patrick Henry Junior College and started her career at G.B. Espy's Mapping Services. She volunteered for many roles at different times in the community including Washington County Jr. Miss program chairman, church group leader, Jackson Chamber of Commerce and organized the Jackson Fall Festival Lumberjack Competition for over 30 years. Many people knew Terri by the sweet smile and kind service she provided at their family business, Slayton Brothers in Jackson. She was also a member of Tompkins Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her father, Howard S. Jones, and is survived by her husband of 42 years Wayne Slayton, daughters Brooke (Justin) Noble, Jenilee (Dru) Powell, mother Dot Jones, grandchildren Dane Powell, Parker Powell, Knox Noble, Paxton Noble, and Livi Caroline Powell, sister Sammie Humphrey and many other loved family members and friends. Pallbearers will be Wayne Dees, Kenny Finch, Matthew Humphrey, Jonathan McLendon, Justin Noble, Dru Powell, Dane Powell, John David Slayton, and Searcy Slayton, Jr. Honorary pallbearers include her grandchildren.
Terri had such a giving and servant heart. She was one of the first people to send a card to those having a difficult time or drop a gift by to brighten someone's day. She enjoyed making goodie bags for nursing home residents. Her encouragement, devotion to Jesus, and guidance to others made her the godly woman she was. Although she did many things, her favorite role was being "Gamma" to her 5 grandkids. She enjoyed vacationing to Disney World and the beach with them, Christmas holidays, and had the best Easter egg hunts. They were her biggest blessings.
If you would like to give a donation in Terri's memory, some of the places she supported with giving were High Hopes 4 Autism of Elberta, AL where her grandson Parker received therapy (
Tompkins Baptist Church, and Jackson Academy.
Funeral services will be held at Tompkins Baptist Church on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, with visitation 1pm-3pm and service at 3pm with Rev. Johnny Kendrick officiating and Lathan Funeral Home directing. Interment at Trinity Memorial Gardens to follow.