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“Precious, precious Mother...my life will never be the same without you, but your wonderful spirit and love of life will stay with me always. I will...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Cheryl - Atlanta, GA - daughter

“She was a great and refined lady.She will be sorely missed. RIP,Kiki ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: Becky Hodges - Kodak, TN - friend

“What a wonderful woman and teacher. ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: Karen Overton Ghezawi - Knoxville, TN

“KiKi..... What a blessing and inspiration you have been to me since my first memory.... I love it that I was the one to give you the name KiKi.......Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Deborah Sims-Gregory - Knoxville, TN

“The Ivey family is saddened to hear of your loss of such a special lady. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. I know you will miss "Kiki"...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Kay Ivey - Alpharetta, GA

“Miss Christine, Where to begin, where to begin. From our ice cream splurges, to our yellow car games, you kept me laughing and on my toes! We played...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Tabitha Ogle - Sevierville, TN

“My dearest Christine, Where to start about such a fun and fiesty young lady ? Since the day that I met you, you have been quiet a hand full. Your...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Tina Ogle - Sevierville, TN

“Dear Heavenly Father,I am so grateful for the deep pain of my aching heart, because it reminds me of the wonderful, caring love that I was able to...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Linda McGill - Sevierville, TN

“Over 45 short years ago, I asked Christine and Dick's permission to marry Cheryl, their middle daughter. We met in his office at his music store. ...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Jim Dickert - Atlanta, GA

“Dearest Motherdear,You inspired all of us to puruse a life which makes us filled and happy. Through your paintings, blankets, hats, and more we will...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Courtney Dickert - Atlanta, GA

“Dearest Cynthia, Cheryl, and families Our hearts are with you and cherish the wonderful memories of your beloved Mother; to us she was "Aunt...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Jean Ann Burchfield - Greenbrae,, CA

“Kiki was to me: Grandmother Friend Mom Great Grand Mother Aunt Sister Teacher Angel Rare Gem Bicycle Rider River Rat Cat Lover Mentor ...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Ron T Earley - Siesta Key, FL

“I remember Mrs. Jones when she visited Cheryl in Atlanta. She always had a smile on her face and the happiest disposition. She was an amazing...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Judi Bartels - atlanta, GA

“Although I didn't know Kiki, I do know her daughter, Cheryl Dickert. Cheryl is a true testament to what a wonderful woman Kiki must have been. It...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Jean Lowe - Atlanta, GA

“Cheryl, what a beautiful mother you had! I feel so privileged to have met her, had her in my home, and dined with her. She was truly uniquely...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Jenny Papevies - Atlanta, GA

“I'm almost speechless! Kiki, I am forever grateful for your love, wisdom, guidance,, support, and positiveness. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Kristian Dennis - Knoxville, TN


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Christine Emily Thomas Jones – beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother, peacefully passed away March 25, 2012 at the age of ninety-three.

Christine, affectionately known as KiKi, was a graduate of the University of Tennessee, member of Kappa Delta sorority, member and trumpet player of The Pride of the Southland Marching Band. She was a lifelong member of Church Street United Methodist Church where she was a very active parishioner. She was one of the founding members of the Achievement Class, member of the United Methodist Women, and Sunday School teacher when her daughters were young. A prominent educator in the Knoxville/Knox County School System, Christine taught World History, Geography, and American History at Holston High School for thirty-five years. She was a very gifted artist. Her paintings were her view of the world and are they beautiful! She loved summers in the mountains with her family and this is where she would paint. Christine lived life to its fullest. She was an avid world traveler, historian, and loved her activities involving The Knit Wits sewing group, Quilting Club, AAUW and she was a Girl Scout Leader for more than twenty-five years.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia and Al Thompson of Knoxville, Cheryl and Jim Dickert of Atlanta, seven grandchildren, Deborah Sims-Gregory, Ron T. Earley, Jeff Dickert, Richard Sterchi, Kristian Dennis, Christine Dickert, Court Dickert, seven great-grandchildren, Tiffany Merritt, Kristopher Sims, Lauren Earley, Brooke Sterchi, Lindsay Sterchi, Dylan Dickert, Ridge Dickert and one great-great grandchild, Bentley Merritt, her sister, Josephine Burchfiel, nieces, Emily Kile, Nancy Winters, nephew, Sammy Jones, many great nieces and nephews, her devoted and loving caregiver Linda McGill and a multitude of friends.

She was preceded in death by the love of her life Richard S. Jones, her youngest daughter Nancy Jones Dennis, her parents Emily and M.P. (Mac) Thomas II, and her brother M.P. (Jake) Thomas III.

A service in celebration of the life of Christine Thomas Jones will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Church Street United Methodist Church officiated by Reverend Andy Ferguson and Reverend Cabel Trent. Interment will immediately follow the service in Highland Memorial Cemetery on Kingston Pike.

Memorial donations in Christine Jones name may be made to Church Street United Methodist Church, 900 Henley Street, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902 (Phone 865-524-3048) and to The University of Tennessee Pride of the Southland Marching Band, 1914 Andy Holt Avenue, HPER 202C, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-2730 (Phone 865-974-5031 or 865-974-7520.)

The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service at Church Street United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be extended at www.rosemortuary.com.

Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.

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