Mary Byrum Jones

February 26, 1932 - November 30, 2018

02/26/1932 - 11/30/2018

Past Services

Monday December 03, 2018
11:00 am
Highland Memorial Gardens
US 13 South, 109 Ward Road
Ahoskie, NC 27910

AHOSKIE, NC – Mary Byrum Jones, age 86, passed away on November 30, 2018 at her home.

Mrs. Jones was born on February 26, 1932 to James Vernon and Emaline Coner Byrum in, Bertie County, NC. Mary was married to the love of her life, Eddie Adolphus Jones, Jr. for fifty years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She enjoyed traveling, especially with Billie in the RV. Mary was very adventurous and always ready for the next trip. She loved going to Nags Head and going pier fishing every chance she could. Mary will be deeply missed by all that knew her.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Adolphus Jones, Jr. a brother, William Duncan Byrum, and a sister, Alice Byrum Jones.

Mary is survived by, four daughters, Billie Jones Harrell, Yvonne Jones Harrell, Debbie Jones Cotton, and Shelia Jones Wilson; son, James Earl Jones and wife Melissa; five granddaughters, Billie Joe Harrell and husband Michael, Bobbie Joe Harrell Lindsay, Mandy Hurdle Gray and husband Brian, Brandi Jones Sims and husband Jason, and Jessie Wilson; seven grandsons, Joseph E. Harrell, III and wife Rochelle, Chris Hurdle and wife Jennifer, Brien Jones and wife Tommee-lee, Lee W. White, J.A. Williford, III and wife Brittany, Tyler Wilson, and Justin Wilson; seven great-granddaughters, Mary-Joe Harrell, Caroline Lindsay, Kaytlyn Hurdle, Lilly Gray, Aubrie Jones, Shelby Sims, and Madison White; eleven great-grandsons, Miles Harrell, Jordan Harrell, Carson Lindsay, Brian Gray, Austin Jones, Lawson Jones, Jameson Sims, Austin Hathaway, Liam White, Harrison Williford, and Griffin Williford.

A celebration of life graveside service will be held Monday, December 3, 2018 at 11:00 am, at Highland Memorial Gardens, Ahoskie, NC, with Pastor Greg Hurdle officiating. The family will receive friends at any time at the home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Vidant Home Health and Hospice, 521 West Myers Street, Ahoskie, NC 27910 or online by clicking here.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Jones family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Laurie Ann Byrum vaughan
5 years ago

Aunt Mary was a wonderful woman.

Donald Shores
5 years ago

To All of Mary’s children, including James Earl Jones, I am very sorry for the loss of your sweet mother. Now she is in Heaven with my parents and my sister, Donna. My wife and I will remember you all in my prayers. -Donnie Shores.