The Herk Foundationis
a memorial to Fred E. Jones and his positive impact on his family,
friends, and community through music, education, and Christian values.
In efforts to continue his legacy his daughters, Lisa Jones and Calandra
Jones-Howard with the blessing of his wife, Martha Jones, founded this
organization in 2008, on the 20th-year anniversary of his death.
Licensed inhis hometown of Hernando, MS, thisfoundation focuses on providingscholarships, educational support, and enrichment in music.
To provide opportunities for youngpeople to be enriched by music through empowerment of educational music programs and scholarships
To revive and support the appreciation of music by students within the schools and communities of North Mississippi.
To serve as an honorarium to Fred Earl Jones, and to continue his legacy of musicianship
The youngest daughter of Fred Earl Jones is the CEO of the Herk Foundation. She received her Baccalaureate Degree from Tennessee State University and a Master's Degree in Education - Curriculum and Instruction from Freed-Hardeman University. She also continues to show her love for music and dance through church, community, and foundation activities. Furthermore, she is a charter member of Psi Beta Zeta (Southaven, Mississippi) of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Most of all, she is a proud wife and mother of her wonderful husband, Charles, and beautiful daughter, Alexus .
Music & Band background: Piano, Flute, Saxophone, and Majorette
The oldest daughter of Fred Earl Jones is the co-founder and Events Manager of the Herk Foundation. She received her Baccalaureate Degree from the University of Mississippi and a Master's Degree from Tennessee State University. She is an author and the Owner/Publisher of Divine Magazine in Nashville, Tennessee. Furthermore, she is a charter member of Sigma Chi Zeta Chapter (Murfreesboro, Tennessee) of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Most of all, she is loving mother of two children, Jocelyn and Jayden.
Music & Band background: Piano, Trumpet, Tuba, French Horn, and Drum Major