The only daughter of George Jones and Tammy Wynette pays a special tribute to her mom.
Georgette Jones, lovingly remembered her mom on April 6, the anniversary of Wynette’s untimely death at the age of 55.
Jones posted several photos, along with a heartfelt message on her Facebook page. “17 yrs ago today my sisters and I lost our Mom,” said Jones. “It seems like yesterday or like forever ago depending on the moment. I love and miss her very much and will do my best to remember and honor her today and every day in a positive way. Looking forward to spending today with family….sharing our time together the way she would’ve wanted.”
Wynette and George Jones married in 1969. To their legions of fans, their union was the stuff of honky tonk dreams. Tamala Georgette Jones was born in 1970 and was immediately deemed heir apparent to this country music royal couple. She began to perform on stage with them when she was just three years old.
Her parents divorced when she was four, but she continued to perform with Wynette. She then recorded her first single with her dad when she was 10 years old. It seemed like she was poised and ready to follow in her parents’ footsteps. However, Jones put her singing career on hold to become a nurse and raise her twin sons, who are now 18 years old.
In 2010, Jones returned to the music she loves so much and released her debut album, Slightly Used Woman. The album includes “I Hope You Knew,” which is dedicated to Wynette. The song describes Jones’s memories of her mom, reflections on her childhood and the pain of losing her mom at such a young age.
Take a listen to Jones’s moving tribute to her mom in the video for “I Hope You Knew.”