This tribute was delivered at Mrs. Jones's funeral on the campus of Bob Jones University, November 2, 2000.
From the Old World to the New World, I come to pay my tribute to the triumph of God's sovereign grace in the life of Fannie May Holmes Jones.
This is a solemn and holy time for us all, but blessed be God, we sorrow not as others who have no hope, for if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, those also that sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him.
Mrs. Jones was born into a Christian home, a home with the Bible for its foundation and inspiration. Her life was a testimony to her godly upbringingâthe reflection of the power of God in the life of her godly parents. She is now united with them in the heavenly Father's house of many mansions.
Early in her life she came to the Saviour and like Bunyan's Pilgrim she met Mr. Evangelist in the person of Dr. Bob Sr. who led her into the full assurance of eternal salvation. She was then a student in the newly opened Bob Jones College in Florida.
Her marriage to Dr. Bob Jones Jr. was truly a marriage made in Heaven owned and honoured of the Lord. She who had been a kind and loving daughter and sister became the kind and loving wife, mother and homemaker. Because of this her husband was known in the gate and her family today rise up and call her blessed.