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December 15, 1952 ~ December 31, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old


On Monday December 15th 1952 Nathaniel Jack Jones and Leodell Vivian Jones welcomed a daughter Rudinia Jones into the world.  Rudinia was a vibrant, tenacious, ambitious, loving, caring, and lively woman; she would live to touch everyone she met in a special and memorable way.

She attended school in the KCKS school district and received her high school diploma from the infamous Wyandotte High School.  She would go on to pursue her passion of singing and join a group that would allow her voice to be heard. 

During her life journey she would work at Hallmark Cards, as a nurse in various nursing homes, and as an Accountant with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  While employed with USDA, she attended Tarkio college where she received her degree in Accounting. 

She married William L. Hurt, and to this union three children were born; the late Jeremiah, of whom she spoke of often (passed away at birth), Mylantea Hurt and Demetrius Hurt.  She had two grandchildren of whom she cherished, loved, and adored; Denaeja Brown and Devanna Brown. 

Rudinia loved to minister to and feed God’s sheep.  As the founder and pastor of Outreach Mission of Deliverance, she fostered many souls to Christ and taught others how to lead souls to Christ.  She was a faithful leader, never allowing the outside world to keep her from praising, worshipping, loving, and sharing the love of God.  She was a prayer warrior, calling down the angels on behalf of her family and friends.  She was an inspiring and self-less leader, never thinking of her own best interest, but that of others. 

She will forever be remembered as a warm woman like her homemade rolls.  A seasoned woman like her infamous greens, and a sweetie pie like her peach cobbler.

You always said “You gone miss me when I’m gone”, and you were right.  Each day and every moment brings about a memory of you, and that is what we will lean on from this day forward. 

Those who loved her called her by many names; Dena, Aunt Dena, Bug, Big D, Dena Mae, Dinkie, Reverend Hurt, Pastor Hurt, Sister, Friend, Sugar Plum, Pumpkin, Maw Maw, and Mom.  The Most High loved you best and called you home to peace. 

On Sunday December 31,2023, the Most High sent his angels to escort you to your heavenly home to be reunited with your parents, sisters Joyce, Jacqueline  and Evelyn Jones, brother Nathaniel (Bubba)Jones, nieces, nephews, and friends. 

Momma – Maw Maw, we came to you for support and advice.  You always told us “Keep living and don’t die”, you showed us how to find the positive in every situation by saying “its best to laugh to keep from crying “.  It will be hard continuing on without you, we were blessed to have you as long as we did.  You were the perfect example of a woman, mother, grandmother, and friend. 

She leaves to admire and carry on her memory: her children Mylantea Hurt and Demetrius Hurt, her girls – Denaeja Brown and Devanna Brown, four sisters; Vivian Cox, Charlotte Tidwell, Mary Booth, and Martha Ward, two brothers; Roy Jones and Rodney Jones, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Sleep well luv muffin, and WE WILL see you again. 

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Public Visitation
January 19, 2024

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Oak Ridge Baptist Church
9301 Parallel Pkway
Kansas City, Kansas 66112

Funeral Service
January 19, 2024

11:00 AM
Oak Ridge Baptist Church
9301 Parallel Pkway
Kansas City, Kansas 66112

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Interment Following Funeral Service
January 19, 2024

Highland Park Cemetery
KANSAS CITY, KS 66102-3799


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