Mari Cecelia Mileur, 50, of Ahoskie, N.C., died February 21, 2009, at Norfolk General Hospital, Norfolk, Virginia after a short illness. She was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to the late Joseph and Cecelia Mileur on April 30, 1958.
She is survived by her husband, William Hugh Jones, Jr., her son, William Henry Mileur Jones and her daughter, Cecelia Dianne Mileur Jones, all of Ahoskie.
In addition, she is survived by her sister, Barbara Hicks (Aaron) of Graniteville, S.C., her brothers, Michael Mileur (Blou) of Charlottesville, Virginia, Pat Mileur (Michelle) of Norfolk, Virginia, Mark Mileur (Annie) of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and sister-in-law, Dianne Jones-Freeman (Larry) of Blacksburg, Virginia.
She is also survived by nephews and nieces, Brad (Kristal) and Joey (Lindsay) Hicks, Joseph and Jennifer Mileur, Amanda, Allison and Marie Mileur, Katie and Ben Mileur, Jeremy (Laura) and Jonathan (Dana) Freeman, and great nieces, Alyssa and Larue Hicks, Becca Freeman, and great-nephews, Sam and Luke Freeman.
Mari grew up in Annandale, Virginia and in Rush Springs, Oklahoma. She obtained a B.S. degree from East Carolina University and a Master‚??s degree from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro in Speech and Language Pathology. She worked professionally in several public school systems and in Guardian Care of Ahoskie and Scotland Neck, N.C.
She was one of the founders of the Roanoke-Chowan Soccer Association, a member of the Board of Directors of the North Carolina High School Rodeo Association and was co-producer of the Relay for Life Rodeo in Ahoskie. She was member of St. Thomas‚?? Episcopal Church in Ahoskie.
The funeral service will be conducted by the Rev. Jeff Douglas at St. Thomas‚?? Episcopal Church at 424 West Church Street, Ahoskie, N.C. on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. Interment of ashes will follow at the Jones Family Cemetery in Winton, N.C. Visitation and a luncheon will be held following interment at St. Thomas‚?? Episcopal Church Parish Hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 263, Ahoskie, N.C. 27910, Christchurch School, 49 Seahorse Lane, Christchurch, Virginia 23031, or the North Carolina High School Rodeo Association, 221 Shady Grove Church Road, Staley, N.C. 27355.