On Thursday, August 30, 2012 at Williamsburg Regional Hospital, Kingstree, SC, Mrs. Leola P. Jones was called home. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon, Thursday, September 6, 2012 at Greater Bethel AME Church, 308 W. Main St., Kingstree, SC where the pastor, Rev. Joshua Dupree, Jr., will officiate and the interment will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Williamsburg County Hwy. North, Kingstree, SC. Family members are receiving friends at the residence, 523 East Main Street, Kingstree, SC. She was born July 15, 1915 in Kingstree, SC to the late John Henry and Hester Brockington Pendergrass. She attended the public schools of Williamsburg County and graduated from Tomlinson High School. She earned a BA from Claflin College. She retired after many years as an English teacher with Florence School District. Mrs. Leola Pendergrass Jones is survived by her: children, Denene J. (Steven) Palmer and Miguel "Mike" Jones, both of Columbia, SC; great grandnieces and great grandnephews, she raised as her own children: Marshelle (Rodney) Nesbitt of Kingstree, SC; Michelle (Thomas) Pressley of Virginia Beach, VA; LaShana Cunningham, Donte Cunningham and Caleph Cunningham, all of the home; and Nikki Cunningham and Dymond Pressley, both of Norfolk, VA; grandchildren, Ernest McCrea and Racheal Palmer, both of Greenville, SC; Adam Palmer of Japan, Nicholas Jones and Rainey Jones, both of Columbia, SC; a host of other relatives and friends.