Doris R. Jones
Doris R. Jones
  • April 4, 1942 - December 26, 2017
  • Columbia, South Carolina

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COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Doris R. Jones, 75, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. A reception will follow the burial at the funeral home.

Doris Roswitha Jones was born April 4, 1942 in Setzdorf, Kreis Freiwaldau, Germany to the late Otto and Hedwig Korzer Kluger. Her childhood and early adult years were spent in Germany with her mother, father, sisters and brothers. During this time, the life she lived was marked with distinct history and rich traditions. Her time in Germany was foundational to who she was and her pursuit of life. At 21, Dee decided she would leave Germany. Although extremely difficult, this decision was necessary to fulfilling her true calling. On December 21, 1963, she arrived in America, alone. This step into the unknown, completely by herself, will define the rest of her life. This was the start of Dee Jones and her calling, the care and keeping of the ones she loved and held dear. In 1974, Dee would meet Ernest. These two began a life together where she would quietly and consistently facilitate the nurturing and success of not only Ernie, but their two sons. Dee was known for her resolve and determination. While she worked in real estate, logistics, and transportation, her true passion was for her family, which could easily be seen in her supporting of Ernie as his military career had them navigating the globe. After time in numerous places, such as Panama, Washington, D.C, they eventually settled in Columbia, SC.

Dee loved time on the beach, as this was her favorite place. She was an avid swimmer and loved skiing. She was at home in the sunshine and often would be found enjoying time outside. Her laugh was infectious and love for her family and friends was evident. Her protection over and determination for those she loved and what she stood for was evident to anyone who knew her.

Doris Rowitha Jones died with her family, securely at 5:30 a.m. on December 26, 2017. She will live on through those who knew her, as her determination to hold firmly to the truth and her intentional, active love defined her best.

Doris is survived by her husband of 42 years, Ernest Macon Jones, Jr; two sons, Ray Jones (Christi), and Michael Jones (Jodi); grandchildren, Graham, Mary Stewart, Ellis, Hannah, and Bria Jones; and her sister, Johanna Greene.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105, or to The Humane Society, 121 Humane Lane, Columbia, SC 29209.

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