Mary Joan Jones
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Mary Joan Jones
  • April 28, 1937 - May 29, 2014
  • North Carolina

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Mary "Joan" Jones, age 77, of Morganton, went home to be with the Lord early Thursday morning on May 29, 2014. She was born the daughter of the late Harvey James Graham and Hettie Pearl Dale Graham on April 28, 1937 in Burke County. Joan was a member of Amherst Baptist Church. She enjoyed baking cakes and growing flowers. Joan was a loving caregiver to her son Marlen for over 60 years.

Along with her parents, Joan is preceded in death by her husband, Elmore Jones; and four brothers and five sisters.

Those left behind to cherish her memory include two sons, Jesse Jones of Morganton and Marlen Jones of the home; a daughter, Joanelle Scronce and her husband, David of Morganton, a sister, Frances Crawley and her husband, James of Morganton; six grandchildren, Joshua Scronce and his wife, Donna, Matthew Scronce and his wife, Tracy, Jacob Scronce and his wife, Maggie; Elijah Jones, Tyler Jones, and Terri Shook and her husband, Blake; four great grandchildren, Hannah, Caleb, Katelyn and Carson. Joan is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Amherst Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold Joplin officiating. Interment will follow at Gibbs Chapel Wesleyan Church. The family will receive friends on Saturday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Kirksey Funeral Home.

Kirksey Funeral Home of Morganton has the honor of serving the family.