Junior Auxiliary is a national non-profit organization that encourages members to render charitable services which are beneficial to the general public, with particular emphasis on children.

The Junior Auxiliary of Laurel, MS began in 1932 with 23 charter members.  JA of Laurel continues to  grow and thrive, serving the children of Jones county and the city of Laurel.  Current members volunteer their time and talents to community projects by addressing educational, health, cultural and social needs.  JA of Laurel hosts several fundraisers throughout the year to support our projects that are beneficial to the children in our community.

Junior Auxiliary of Laurel Officers and Board Members 2020-2021

President- Katye Ainsworth
1st Vice President- Kathryn Davis
2nd Vice President- Nicki Hudson
Recording Secretary- Lindsay Dodd
Corresponding Secretary- Joanna Newcomb
Treasure/Finance- Cherie Burdette
Project Evaluation- Lauren Walters
Education- Amanda Roll
Shareholders- Natalie Herndon
Public Relations- Jillian Taylor
Assistant Treasurer- Nikki Watkins
Assistant Recording Secretary- Amy Thames
Life Liaison- Becky Collins

2020-2021 Executive Board

Front row L-R: Jillian Taylor, Becky Collins, Lauren Walters, Katye Ainsworth, Amy Thames, Nicki Hudson

Back row L-R: Amanda Roll, Joanna Newcomb, Lindsay Dodd, Cherie Burdette, Natalie Herndon, Nikki Watkins

Not pictured: Kathryn Davis

​2020-2021 P​rovisional Class

Sitting L-R: Ali Jenkins, Mary Beth Caldwell, Kaily Cockrell, Katy Bateman, Mary Katherine Morgan, Courtney Edwards

Standing L-R: Brooke Davis-Jefcoat, Courtney Hollins, Emily Pickering, Caroline Adams


Mrs. Katye Ainsworth

Mrs. Malori Alsuwaidi

Mrs. Tiva Barrett

Mrs. Cherie Burdette

Mrs. Caroline Burks

Mrs. Lila Caves

Mrs. Becky Collins

Mrs. Kathryn Davis

Mrs. Lori Davis

Mrs. Kerri Davis

Mrs. Lindsay Dodd

Mrs. Angie Fletcher

Mrs. Ann Griffin

Mrs. Natalie Herndon

Mrs. Nicki Hudson

Mrs. Jennifer B. Ishee

Mrs. Jennifer Ishee

Mrs. Emily Johnston

Mrs. Ann Manning

Mrs. Jessica McKinnon

Mrs. Amanda McLeod

Mrs. Patrece Messersmith

Mrs. Amy Morgan

Mrs. JoAnna Newcomb

Mrs. Sarah Patterson

Mrs. Erin Pitts

Mrs. Molly Read

Mrs. Julia Reon

Mrs. Amanda Roll

Mrs. Lane Staines

Mrs. Jillian Taylor

Mrs. Chelsea Tew

Mrs. Amy Thames

Mrs. Dawn Trest

Mrs. Katie Walters

Mrs. Lauren Walters

Mrs. Lisa Walters

Mrs. Nikki Watkins