Cindy “Grams” Jones

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Cindy was born on May 7, 1947, to Ernest and Virginia Reid in Lubbock, Texas.  On June 11, 1966, Cindy married her junior high sweetheart, David Jones, at Second Baptist Church in Lubbock, Texas.  While attending Texas Tech University she started her career in the travel business at Braniff International Airlines as a ticket agent.  After Braniff, she tried her hand at being a travel agent with World Wide Travel and continued as a travel agent until her death.  She and David owned their own agency for several years, (Travel Travel Global) but for the last 25 years she has worked at Prince Jones Travel.  In 1970 she and David welcomed their first daughter, Kristi Jill Jones, and in 1975, they welcomed their second child, Lori Jones Birdsinger.  Her daughters were her world and she doted over them her entire life as she spent many years following them in dancing, band, track, volleyball and softball.  In her and David’s younger years, they were both members of the Lubbock Jaycee’s.  Cindy had the privilege of being elected to serve as the President of the Texas Jaycee Women from 1982-1983. While serving her local community and state, she received numerous awards and recognition for her outstanding leadership and communication skills. Cindy was also an avid Texas Tech fan and has remained a Texas Tech football season ticket holder since 1966 (51 years).  Those who knew her knew not to talk bad about her Red Raiders or they were in for the fight of their life.  When she wasn’t cheering on her Red Raiders, she was cruising the seven seas or pulling the one arm bandit on the Vegas strip as she was also an avid traveler.  In 2007, with the arrival of her only grandson, Houston, she had a brand new perspective on life–spoiling him!  And, boy, did she do a good job.  Lastly, another love of her life were her animals as she never went a day in her life without a pet of some kind.  Survivors include her husband, H. David Jones; their children, Kristi Jones; and Lori Birdsinger and husband, Brett; and grandson, Houston Birdsinger.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest Lee and Virginia Reid.

The family requests that friends and family wear Texas Tech tee shirts to the visitation and Red and Black to the Celebration of Life Service.


In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Texas Tech Foundation P.O. Box 45025 Lubbock Texas 79409 attention Steve Locke.


19 thoughts on “Cindy “Grams” Jones”

  1. I am sooo very sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful, elegant woman whom I absolutely adored ! Love and prayers to the family. Cheryl Boyd

  2. Words are inadequate – I am so sorry for your loss of such a great lady. Although I had not seen Cindy for a while I have such great memories of times spent during high school and afterwards. She was so fun and a great friend. Praying for you and your family.

  3. Theresa Drewell

    My deepest condolences to you and the family at this difficult time. Sent with love, prayers and remembrance.

  4. Donna Hamilton Wotipka

    Prayers for the family. Cindy was a very beautiful lady inside and out. I never saw her without a smile and a hug for you. She will be greatly missed.

  5. Marty and Suzi Morris

    Matthew 5:4
    ‘Blessed are those who mourn,
        for they will be comforted.’
    You are LOVED and we are praying for all of you!

  6. David – I am so sorry to learn of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Cindy Mueller – Austin, Texas

  7. Elvia Hernandez


  8. Rae Ann Rodriguez

    May memories of Cindy and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead. Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends and family for strength, and always remember how much you are loved.

  9. Lori and Kristi, Your Mother was an amazing Lady. I feel privileged to have known her and will truly miss our Texas Tech Sports chats. I am sorry for your loss of such a wonderful mother and friend.
    You have my heartfelt sympathy. Praying for your family.

  10. David and Crystal Rea

    We were truly blessed to know Mama Jones and are blessed to know your family. Hugs and prayers to you all during this time. We love you!!!

  11. Everett L Davis - Tera B. Davis

    Tera and I want to express our sincere condolences to each of the Jones family.

    David and Cindy you have been most remarkable friends to us through the years.

    Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. – Everett & Tera

  12. Condolence is not enough of a word, I am saddened. Wife of the closest guy I have to a brother, two great kids, we will certainly miss Cindy. See you tonight and tomorrow.

  13. I am so sorry for your loss. Cindy took care of us.for many trips. She will be.greatly missed. Love ya.Cindy
    Paul and Carlene.Nolen

  14. David & Family,
    Words can not describe the heavy hearts . It is evident Cindy was loved & lived her family. I pray for strength, guidance & comfort for you all.
    Connie Watson
    Southwest Airlines Lubbock

  15. Kristi, thoughts and prayers for you and your family. May all the wonderful memories help you all through this time – God Bless Always.

  16. Kristi, I am so sorry for your family’s loss. You are all in my thoughts and Prayers.-Brenda

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