Marla Deanne Carter Jones, 58, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on April 19, 2019, following a courageous fight with cancer.
She was born in Augusta, GA, on August 26, 1960, to Dwayn Carter and Merle Dunn. Marla graduated as valedictorian from Canton High School and received a basketball scholarship to Weatherford Community College.
She completed her undergraduate degree at Texas A&M, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a BBA in accounting.
She then pursued a law degree from Baylor University, where she was on Law Review and graduated Cum Laude.
Her distinguished legal career began at Jackson Walker in 1986 where she made partner in six years.
In 1997, she started working at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation where she would finish out her legal career, in which she built a reputation characterized as honorable, trustworthy, and dependable.
Her peerless work ethic allowed her to achieve success far beyond the norm, earning the respect of anyone that knew her.
Marla had a generous and loving nature, ceaselessly thinking of new ways to help her friends and family. She loved to travel, experience life, and plan adventures. She loved trying new wines and foods.
Her happiest times were spent with her family. She was a kind soul; and more than anything, she will be remembered for her remarkable talent to make everyone around her feel special and loved.
She was preceded in death by her father, Dwayn Carter, and her brother, Kelly Carter. She is survived by her husband, Randle Jones of The Woodlands; her sons and daughter, Christopher Price of Dallas, Mitchell Price of Conroe, and Allie Jones of Austin; parents Merle and Howard Dunn of Canton, and stepmother Nell Carter of Wills Point; brothers Bret and Tammie Dunn of Canton, Matthew and Emily Dunn of Canton, and Scott Carter of Winston Salem, North Carolina; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.
A Celebration of Life was held on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at The Woodlands United Methodist Church and 2 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2019, in the chapel at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton.
The family would like to express their deep appreciation for the love and support shown to them and Marla over the past two years.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Marla’s honor to MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, or your charity of choice.