Kathleen Ledford Jones, age 88, 112 Casey Jones Road, Erwin, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family, Friday evening, April 20, 2012.
She was a lifelong resident of of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Mariah Fender and William Cornelius Ledford. Mrs. Jones was a member of Mt. O’Dell Free Will Baptist Church, Embreeville Community.
She was a cheerful and hard working homemaker. Mrs. Jones found enjoyment from tending her flowers, and canning from her large garden. She was the most pleasant example of a servant’s heart and always among the first to help those in need. Visiting the hospital or the ill at home; taking her special home-cooked meals to those who had lost loved ones; and being a genuine and steadfast friend endeared her to all who knew her.
Mrs. Jones has now gone to be reunited with her inseparable companion and husband of 62 years, the late Casey H. Jones.
She was preceded in death by five brothers: Mose, Dave, Theodore, William “Bill” and Chet Ledford; three sisters: Pansy Edwards, Texie Harris Ledford and Hulda Ingram.
She is survived by two sons: Leon Jones and wife, Pat, Erwin, and Ronnie Jones and wife, Donna, Greeneville; two grandsons: Harold Jones, Jonesborough, and William Jones, Erwin; two granddaughters: Cathy Griffith and husband, Ed, Erwin, and Angela Jones, Greeneville; three great grandchildren, Amanda, Rebecca, and Nathan Britt, all of Greeneville; special sister-in-law, Ann Ledford-Walker, Erwin; and special niece, Evelyn Willis, Erwin; numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral service for Mrs. Jones will be held Sunday, April 22, 2012, from the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Ted Cutshall and Reverend Monroe Willis will officiate. Special music will be provided by Inez Chandler, pianist, and Allan Foster, soloist.
Pallbearers are Tim Ledford, Tony Ledford, Harold Jones, William Jones, Ed Griffith and Tony Slemons.
The family will receive friends prior to the funeral service between the hours of 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
The committal service will be Monday, April 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. in the Ledford Cemetery, Coffee Ridge Community.
A special thank you to her fine caregivers, Dr Gordon Moughon and his staff.
Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Jones family through our interactive Book of Memories at www.ledfordfuneralhomes.com.
Robert Ledford Funeral Home And Chapel, 720 Ohio Avenue, is privileged to serve the Jones Family. (423) 743-1380