Ella Jean Jones-Hope

Published 1:26 pm Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Ella Jean Jones-Hope, 76, of Port Arthur, Texas transitioned to her earthly home Wednesday, December 27, 2023.

A native of Ville Platte, Louisiana, Ella was a resident of Port Arthur, Texas for 39 years.

Ella Jean was born April 5, 1947, in Ville Platte, Louisiana to Lemus and Beatrice Thomas Jones.

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Ella accepted Christ at an early age and was a dedicated servant of God and her church heading many committees. Her favorite and love were the kitchen ministry where she always had a good meal ready and waiting to be offered. Especially her famous gumbo.

Ella was very loving, funny and most of all blunt – the very thing people loved about her. Her favorite saying was “Give me my flowers while I’m here.” She loved God and her family, and her favorite scripture was Psalm 23.

Ella was united first in marriage to Clifton McCrea Jr. in 1964 and from that union she bore four children, Clifton III, Melissa, Patrick and Renee.

They later moved to Port Arthur Texas to build a new life.

As year’s progressed Ella met and wed Clarence Hope in 1992 and they were married for 22 years.

Ella departed this life December 27, 2023. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lemus and Beatrice Jones; her husband Clarence Hope; brother LJ Jones and sister Yvette Jones.  She leaves to cherish all of her fond memories, her children Clifton McCrea III (Jessica), Melissa Dixon (James) Renee McCrea all of Port Arthur, Texas and Patrick McCrea (Monica) of Terrell, Texas; siblings Lemus Jones Sr., Ella Mae Poullard (Albert) and Hilton Jones all of Lake Charles, Louisiana and James Jones (Marjorie) of Lafayette, Louisiana; 13 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Ella will be greatly missed by all.  She left a mark and/or a memory with everyone she encountered.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, January 4, 2024 at Life Church, 4600 Jimmy Johnson Boulevard, Port Arthur, Texas with visitation from 11 a.m. until service time.