Mary Ellen Jones, 47, went to live with Jesus surrounded by family on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Southern Pines Senior Living after a three year struggle with dementia. Ms. Jones was born to the late Roland Knight Jones and Hazel Moore Jones on May 12, 1971 in Tallahassee, FL. Funeral services will be held at Whiddon Shiver Funeral Home on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 4:00pm with Elder Terry Barnard and Rev. Andy Daughtry officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 3:00pm - 4:00pm. Mary Ellen was a true angel on Earth and was loved by so many that knew her. She was born with Down Syndrome and throughout her life had an unconditional love for everyone she met. She enjoyed singing and dancing and was a true performer for her family and friends. Mary Ellen was very special to all at Southern Pines her last three years. She will be missed. Survivors include her mother Hazel M. Jones of Thomasville, a brother, Roland K. Jones Jr. (Linda) of Wewahitchka, FL, a sister, Sherri J. Downs (Reese) of Tallahassee, FL, two sister in laws, Sherry Jones of Perry, FL and Lila L. Jones of Boston, GA. She was preceded in death by her father and two brothers, Al Jones of Perry FL and Kenny Jones of Boston, GA. Guests may sign the online register at www.whiddonshiverfuneralhome.com.
Published on September 12, 2018