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Funeral Service

Fairgrove United Methodist Church
Sunday April 24th, 2022

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Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Saturday April 23rd, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Elizabeth Barnes Jones "Betty"

Elizabeth Barnes Jones "Betty" went home to be with the Lord on April 21, 2022 at Annie Penn Hospital in Reidsville, NC surrounded by her loving family.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, April 23 from 6 PM until 8 PM at Wilkerson Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, April 24 at 2pm at Fairgrove United Methodist Church at 751 Cunningham Mill Road, Reidsville, NC 27320 with burial to follow at the church cemetery.

Betty was the wife of Bobby L. Jones who shared 48 blessed years of marriage together. Born in Vaughan, North Carolina, she was the daughter of Daniel and Mary Barnes. She was a member of Fairgrove United Methodist Church for 60 plus years and held many offices during that time. She retired from First Citizens Bank Trust Department in Greensboro, NC.

She was a member and held many offices in several organizations including, Monroeton Garden Club, VFW Auxiliary 8297, Rockingham County Veterans Park Committee, United Methodist Women, and was secretary of District 10 Auxiliary. She was a leader of the Food Pantry at Fairgrove United Methodist Church which she considered “her church during the Pandemic.”

Betty enjoyed spending time in the prayer garden, her flowers and herb garden as well as baking and cooking things such as “Betty Bread.” She enjoyed every moment spent with her granddaughter Maribeth VanHook.

Betty cherished the love of her neighbors and church family. She also adored her animals, Beau III and Annabelle.

Along with her parents, Betty is preceded in death by her daughter, Kimberly Jones Edwards; son, Arthur Norman VanHook III, brothers; Dan Barnes, Alfred Barnes, and sisters; Pauline Barnes and Velma Thomas.

She is survived by, husband; Bobby L. Jones, sons; Greg VanHook (Angie), Gary Jones (Jen); sister, Dorothy Lanfranchi; grandchildren, Jennifer Niemczura, Zack Fowlkes, Ben Jones, Jon Fowlkes, Brandon Forgay, Josh Hamilton, Kalyn Jones, Maribeth VanHook, Lily Jones, Garrett Jones, 12 great-grandchildren and several special nieces and nephews which she loved dearly.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Fairgrove United Methodist Church at P.O. Box 228, Browns Summit, NC 27214.

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A candle was lit in memory of Elizabeth Jones

Emma A Mosely Apr 30 2022 12:00 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Betty's passing. She the dearest and most sincere person. I have known her for many years and with a career change, we still kept in touch, talked and she was my nut lady. Prayers for the family. She will be missed

Deb Bibee Apr 26 2022 2:10 PM

Loves her, such a sweet lady! I'm sorry for your loss, I will be praying for y'all

Morgan Brooks Apr 26 2022 12:55 PM

Bobby, we are so very sorry for your loss. Betty was definitely a bright star in the church even to us newcomers. We only met her a couple weeks ago but felt very welcomed into her world and church. We enjoyed sitting with the two of you at Easter breakfast and getting aquainted with you. We are keeping you in our prayers for comfort and strength during this difficult time.

Candi and Leon Apr 25 2022 9:24 PM

Hi Bobby , I was really sad to hear your sweet wife had passed away. I know she is in her new home with our Lord and savior. You are always in our prayers.

Ronnie Wright And Phyllis Apr 23 2022 8:41 PM

Mr Jones, I'm so saddened to hear about the passing of one of my most sweetest patients! Betty was so inspirational to me and prayed with me at work about many things! I will never forget her and I will be keeping you and your precious family on my prayers, love Shelley

Shelley Pruitt Apr 23 2022 8:41 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Elizabeth Jones

Shelley Pruitt Apr 23 2022 8:37 PM

Mr JONES,So sorry to hear about Betty she was truly a nice and friendly person I always thought you two were a great couple. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely Jimmy&Sandra Smith 🌹🙏

Sandra &Jimmy Smith Apr 23 2022 7:02 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Elizabeth Jones

Rita Pearson Apr 23 2022 6:57 PM

Betty Jones was a very nice Christian woman. She did a lot at Fairgrove UMC. She was a hard worker. She will be missed.

Marilyn Rayle Apr 23 2022 12:56 PM

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