Inez Jones Fuqua

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July 26, 1925 ~ January 12, 2014

Resided in: Douglasville, GA


Inez Jones Fuqua, age 88 of Douglasville, Ga., passed away Sunday, January 12, 2014. She was born July 26, 1925 in Birmingham, Ala., where she met and married Bennett Holt Fuqua, her loving and devoted husband of more than 58 years. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Marilyn Louise Fuqua.

She is survived by one sister, Louise Stewart, Cullman, Ala; her son Dan Fuqua and his wife Patti, Douglasville; grandson Chuck Fuqua, wife Eileen and great-grandsons Jack and Conor, Alexandria, Va.; grandson Ben Fuqua and his wife Alison, Douglasville, and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Fuqua was a devout Christian and a member of the Douglasville First United Methodist Church where she taught the senior adult Sunday school class.

Educated primarily in Birmingham, she was a working mother who served for many years as the executive secretary of the former Alabama Engineers Club. She also co-owned and operated a retail shop where she taught the art of ceramics and marketed her products.

Mrs. Fuqua spent five of her pre-teen years in rural Shelby County, Ala., where she and her sister were cared for by their grandparents. It is about these years that she spent considerable time and effort researching family history and writing interesting and humorous narratives. In 2002, she self-published a compilation of the information and stories in a book entitled “While I Still Remember…A Reflective Commentary of My Childhood during the Great Depression.” The family is grateful for her efforts and, as she intended, will share this treasure with generations to come.

A memorial service celebrating Mrs. Fuqua’s life will be held Saturday, January 25 at the Douglasville First United Methodist Church, 6167 Prestley Mill Road. The family will receive visitors from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the church’s parlor, and the service will immediately follow in the sanctuary. Associate Pastor Scott Hughes will preside.

In lieu of flowers and because she was an avid reader and supporter of higher education, the family asks those choosing to donate do so by contributing to the University of Montevallo, Bruce D. Higdon Scholarship Fund, Station 6215, Montevallo, Ala. 35115; Donations may be made online at

Mrs. Fuqua chose to be cremated and, along with her husband, was a member of the Cremation Society of Georgia. Messages of condolence may be posted at

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  1. Charles White says:

    Dan and Patti:
    Judy and I send our deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear Mom. Dan, both your parents did a great job of raising a loving and fine man, they were proud of you. You are a reflection of them and their love for you shows up in your love for others. God Bless and look forward to seeing you in PC!

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