Betty R. Jones

Betty R. Jones

KILMARNOCK—Betty Roberson Jones, 95, of Kilmarnock passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home on November 11, 2018.

She is survived by four daughters, Jan Chestnutt and Deborah Edgar, both of Richmond, Carolyn Prescott Foster (Paul) of White Stone, and Patricia J. Richardson (L.J.) of Hardy; daughter-in-law, Joyce C. Howell of Mechanicsville; six grandchildren, Rebecca Cumbee Jenkins, Bobbi Jo Heffner, Joseph W. Evans, Jacob M. Edgar, Kenneth Earl Thacker and Alan Petty; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Earl Jones; son, Landis Cumbee; granddaughter, Angela Corrigan; great-granddaughter, Jesse Corrigan Richardson; one sister; and three brothers.

Betty was manager of Montgomery Ward Catalog Store in Wilmington, N.C., and Richmond for 15 years. She also was manager for Gerson Furniture Company in Richmond for 20 years and a Mary Kay representative for 20 years. After retiring, she moved to Kilmarnock.

She was a longtime active member of Battery Park Christian Church, Richmond, and later at Kilmarnock Baptist Church, Kilmarnock.

Betty was active with the Hanover Rescue Squad while she lived in Richmond and then with Seconds Unlimited after moving to Kilmarnock. She loved fishing, gardening and received many trophies for her skills at bowling and horseshoes.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17, at Kilmarnock Baptist Church, Kilmarnock. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, November 16, at Currie Funeral Home. Interment will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, November 19, at Riverview Cemetery, 1401 South Randolph Street, Richmond.

Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Welfare League, P.O. Box 975, White Stone, VA 22578; or Alzheimer’s Association, 4600 Cox Road, Suite 130, Glen Allen, VA 23060.