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Horn Lake cafeteria worker shows rare dedication to job

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HORN LAKE, MS (WMC-TV) - If you were to look up the word dedication in the dictionary, you might find a picture of Florence Jones, or Ms. Flo, as she is called by those who know her.

For Jones, who has been a cafeteria worker for DeSoto County Schools for 33 years and has only missed four days of work, life is about feeding kids.

"It's about the kids, and if I didn't love this job, I wouldn't be doing it," she said.

Now at Horn Lake High School, Jones helps feed over 900 students every day.  Her hard work does not go un-noticed.

"She acts like she loves what she does, and that's most important in a career, to do something you love," senior student Nathan Miller said.

The school's cafeteria manager, Robbie Owen, says Jones' experience is invaluable.

"She knows every job," he said. "She can come in and train our workers. She was here before we had all this new technology."

Jones says the work is not easy, but feels she has truly found her calling in life.

"I don't know of nothing else I'd be rather be doing than feeding these kids everyday," she said.

When she retires, Jones plans to volunteer with an agency that helps seniors.

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