Celebration of life services for Billy Joe Jones of Choudrant will be held Friday, August 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Douglas United Methodist Church in Choudrant with the Reverend Jeremy Jones officiating. Interment will follow at the Sibley Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Douglas United Methodist Church.Billy was born in Downsville, LA, on December 20, 1946 and went to be with his Lord in Heaven on August 27, 2019 after a lengthy illness.Billy was a life-long resident of Choudrant and a member of the Douglas United Methodist Church. Billy graduated from Choudrant High School in 1964. He retired from Bell South in 2001 after 31 years of service.Billy was preceded in death by his mother, Vivian Morgan Walker and step-father Tex Walker; father, Delmar Jones; father-in-law, James Doc Land and mother-in-law, Freddie Pipes Land.Billy is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Helen Land Jones; daughter Kristi Theodos and husband, Timmy; son Brad Jones and wife, Jody.Four grandchildren: Kade Theodos and e Brooke Mizell, Jordan Jones, Braden Jones, and Briley Jones.He is also survived by his brother, Jerry Jones and wife Nina; sister-in-law, Joyce Kay Smith and husband Bobby; sister-in-law, Judy Harris and husband Roger; brother-in-law, Mike Land and wife Dana, and numerous nieces and nephews.The family would like to extend a special thanks to Shea Greer and LaQuisha Q Perry for the loving care they provided to Mr. Billy over the past several years.Pallbearers will be his nephews: Robby Smith, Joey Smith, Tim Smith, Matt Land, Jonathan Jones, Rusty Welch, Shane Echols, and Jeff Smith.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Douglas United Methodist Church, 1642 Hwy. 821, Ruston, LA 71270.Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com.