January 10, 1925 - October 28, 2019
On Monday, October 28, 2019, June Jones Tommie passed away peacefully at the age of 94. June was born on January 10, 1925 in Bessemer, Alabama to Gibb and Ellen Jones. She graduated from Bessemer High School in 1943. She was married to Oscar Manly Tommie for more than 50 years and had two children; John and Peggy. In 1976, June and Manly started Tommie Corporation, a ductile iron foundry located in Thorsby, Alabama. More than 40 years later, their legacy continues with the third generation carrying on the business. June was an artist at heart and shared her gifts with those she loved the most. She had a talent for painting and especially loved to paint roses, though she also took time to create portraits of family members in life-like detail. Ceramics was also a creative outlet for her. She made many things from chess sets, vases, and nativities, to countless porcelain dolls which she painted and dressed in handmade doll clothes. Sewing was another passion for June. A master seamstress, she designed and sewed her daughter’s wedding dress, modified it for her granddaughter to also wear on her wedding day. She made christening gowns for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, beautifully detailed with handmade lace that have since become family heirlooms. She was an avid gardener with a special love for violets, lilies, orchids, and, most of all, roses. June was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, her husband, Manly, and her granddaughter, Brittany. She is survived by her son, John (Willie), daughter, Peggy Franklin (Allen), granddaughters, Mitzi Belmont, Ashley McLure (Michael), Kellyn Vines (Travis), Jillian LaFave (Ryan), great-grandchildren, Meagan, Kirstie, Sophie, Grant, Isla, Truman, William, and Evelyn June, and great-great grandchildren Owen, Nolan, Layla, and Cora. The family would like to add a special thanks to June’s caretakers, who aided in her care during her last days. June was surrounded by so many who loved her like family. A funeral service will be held at McCalla Memorial Funeral Home on Monday, November 4th, 2019. Visitation will begin at 1pm with services following at 2pm. Burial will take place at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Bessemer.
On Monday, October 28, 2019, June Jones Tommie passed away peacefully at the age of 94. June was born on January 10, 1925 in Bessemer, Alabama to Gibb and Ellen Jones. She graduated from Bessemer High School in 1943. She was married to Oscar... View Obituary & Service Information
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