Elizabeth Matthews Jones

June 19, 2011


Elizabeth Matthews Jones of Harrellsville, age 90, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2011. She was born in Murfreesboro, NC 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 Elizabeth Jones Hayter (husband Jon) and Cynthia Anne 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 Funeral Home at the Visitation at 1:00 PM 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 2:00 PM 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.

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Harry E. Byrd
12 years ago

To: James E. Jones

Sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. We reoice in her long life and her many years of service in the classroom and the Church. May God bless and comfort you and all of the family. Know that the people of Ephesus will be praying for you.

In Christ,

Harry and Jean Byrd

Louise Copeland &Family
12 years ago

We are deeply saddened by this loss of such a lovely and Dear lady! All our Heartfelt Sympathy! Louise P. Copeland& Family

Louise Copeland &Family
12 years ago

We are deeply saddened by this loss of such a lovely and Dear lady! All our Heartfelt Sympathy! Louise P. Copeland& Family

Nancy Bazemore Pfotenhauer
12 years ago

I was so sorry to hear about your Mother. I have some very fond memories of her as my teacher and also of her later in my life when she would visit my parents at there home when my father was very ill. I am thinking of you and know that you will be in my prayers.


Barbara Hodges Earley
12 years ago

Mrs. Jones was one of the best teachers I have had in my life. She taught my 7th grade class in 1965 and was able to prepare the class well for moving on to Ahoskie High School the next year while also serving as the school principal. Her patience and wisdom served as a role model for all of us!

Office of Drs. Brown & Brown
12 years ago

James Earl, We are sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. She will truly be missed.

T. E. Thieman
12 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

God Bless! Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Thieman