KILMARNOCK—Patricia A. Jones, 90, of Kilmarnock peacefully passed to her heavenly home on January 18, 2017, while surrounded by her loving family.
Pat was born in 1926 in Brooklyn, N.Y. and grew up in Queens, N.Y. A top student, she graduated high school at age 16. She earned Education and English degrees at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Mass. and was active in student government, editor of the yearbook and traveled with A Cappella Choir. Pat completed her master’s in English at Boston University in 1948.
Pat had special memories of working at the Empire State Building and spending two summers in Vermont working as a personal secretary to the renowned American poet Robert Frost.
While at ENC, Pat met the love of her life, Floyd Jones. They later moved to Kansas City, Mo., where she taught grade school while Floyd attended medical school. They settled in Detroit where Pat dedicated her life to raising their three children, Debi, Bill and Julie.
Pat had an adventurous spirit and loved traveling the world with Floyd. Her fondest times, though, were with family, especially at the summer cottage at Higgins Beach in Maine. Her home by Little Bay in White Stone has been her great joy the past 11 years, watching the birds and being close to family.
Pat was a woman of great faith and spent her life serving the Lord in many ministries of the church, as well as in her personal life in reaching out and helping others. She was a prayer warrior and her life and legacy have impacted many lives.
Throughout her life, Pat has been loved by all who have come in contact with her, always with her heart-warming smile and her humble, generous spirit.
Pat is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Floyd, whom she was married to for 68 years; daughter, Debi Shene of Williamsburg; son, Bill Jones and wife Cathy of Woodstock, Ill.; daughter, Julie Jackson and husband Jim of White Stone; seven grandchildren, Ben, Brent, Jacob, Billy, Jennifer, Samantha and Chris; and two great-grandchildren, Cedar and Simon.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 22, visiting time began at 1:30 p.m. at Currie Funeral Home at 116 East Church Street, Kilmarnock. A reception followed the service at the White Stone Church of the Nazarene. Burial was private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the White Stone Church of the Nazarene, P. O. Box 1270, White Stone, VA 22578. Special thanks to the staff of Commonwealth Assisted Living, Rappahannock General Hospital, and to Hospice of Virginia for their loving care.