Elizabeth Matthews Jones

Published 8:58 am Tuesday, June 21, 2011

HARRELLSVILLE – Elizabeth Matthews Jones, age 90, of Harrellsville passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2011.

She was born in Murfreesboro on June 15, 1921 to the late Julian and Lillie Liverman Matthews. She was the wife of the late Edward Wilber “Jack” Jones of Harrellsville. They were married on June 28, 1947.  She was pre-deceased by her brothers, Julian Thomas Matthews and George Benjamin Matthews.

She was a member of Christian Harbor Baptist Church and a Charter Member for 63 years of the Order of the Eastern Star, Number 99 in Harrellsville.  She taught Sunday School Classes, made flower arrangements for the church, and organized the church homecomings.  She was a well-respected community leader.

She graduated from Chowan College and East Carolina Teacher’s College, and was a schoolteacher for 34 years in Harrellsville in Hertford County and Colerain in Bertie County.

She is survived by her son, James Ernest Jones of Chapel Hill and Harrellsville; and her two granddaughters, Mari Jones Hayter (husband Jon) and Cynthia Jones Tyler (husband Jack), both living in California.  She is survived by her sister-in-law, Pauline Matthews; nephews Melvin Matthews and wife, Deborah, and Thelton Matthews and wife, Roberta, and their three children.  She is also survived by her niece, Nancy Herring Stallings and husband, Robert; nephew George Herring and wife, Patty; and niece Fran Greer and husband, Rich; and nephew (deceased) Leon White and wife, Dianne.  She also has three great nieces, five great nephews, and four great-great nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the Garrett-Jones Funeral Home at the visitation at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22. At other times, friends may visit at the home.

The funeral will be at Ashley Chapel, Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie at 2 p.m. on June 22 following visitation.  Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Colerain.  The Reverend Hugh Mizelle will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Christian Harbor Baptist Church, 1432 Swain’s Mill Rd, Harrellsville, NC 27942; or to the Harrellsville Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star #99, 2222 NC Highway 45 N, Colerain NC 27924.

Friends and family may send online condolences to www.garrettjonesfh.com.

Garrett-Jones Funeral home is serving the Jones family.