In Recognition of the 40Th Wedding Anniversary of Kenneth Wesley Jones and Susan Diane Young Jonesby Representative Mike Rogers
Posted on 2015-01-08
in the house of representatives
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Mr. ROGERS of Alabama. Mr. Speaker, I would like to pay tribute to a
very special occasion--the 40th wedding anniversary of Kenneth Wesley
Jones and Susan Diane Young Jones.
Ken was born on September 6th and Susan was born on November 15th both in 1955. The two met while attending Oxford High School. Mr. Jones was 18 years old and Mrs. Jones was 17 years old when they started dating. After eight months together, they got engaged on April 4th, 1974 and were married eight months later at Coldwater United Methodist Church at three o'clock in the afternoon on December 7th, 1974.
Ken was an athlete in high school and played basketball, baseball, football and was a member of the wrestling team. He even earned a scholarship to play baseball. Susan was involved in fashion and design and was Miss Oxford. She also earned a scholarship for fashion design. Susan owned a clothing boutique and made clothes. Instead of going to college, the couple decided to stay in Oxford, Alabama, so they could begin their love story.
The Jones are blessed with two children and four grandchildren: John Wesley (Wes) Jones who was born on April 4th, 1980 and Kasi Louise Jones who was born on March 16th, 1982. Wes is married to Amanda Mullinax Jones and they have twin daughters Kayleigh and Kensley. Kasi is married to Samuel Duke Brown and they also have twins, Talon and Sophia.
Mr. Speaker, please join me in congratulating this lovely couple on 40 years together.