OBITUARY: Mildred Virginia Jones

Mildred Virginia (Baughan) Jones, 92, longtime resident of Cary, N.C., passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in the company of family at Newton Presbyterian Manor.

Virginia was born on Jan. 9, 1927, in Greenville, N.C., to Charlie Gillespie and Mildred Baker Baughan. She was the oldest of four sisters. Virginia married her childhood sweetheart, Wiley Lee “Jack” Jones, Jan. 27, 1946. Virginia and Jack were married for 52 years. The couple raised four children, Peggy, Charles “Lee,” Alan and David. Virginia and her family moved and travelled extensively throughout the United States.

Virginia was a wonderful mother and was very proud of her family. She spent hours cooking and caring for her children, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren at home and on family trips to the beach. Virginia was a longtime member of the Cary First Baptist Church, taught Sunday school and volunteered with many organizations. She was an avid reader, had daily devotions and joyously prayed for her family. She was a strong Christian woman that always put Christ first in her life and put her family before herself.

Virginia was the beloved wife of the late Jack Jones, devoted mother of Peggy (Joe) Hurt, Sylva, N.C., Lee (Renay) Jones, New Strawn, Alan (Susan) Jones, New Hill, N.C., and David (Jan) Jones, Sedgwick.

Virginia was preceded in death by her sisters Peggy Young and Sally Baker, and is survived by her youngest sister, Shirley Stephenson, Garner, N.C.

Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Presbyterian Manor Chapel of Newton. Private family interment will take place at a later date.

“The family would like to extend our deep appreciation to the staff of Newton Presbyterian Manor and Heart & Soul Hospice for their love, care and concern for Virginia.”

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Safehope of Newton or to the charity of your choice.