Jeanette Jones, 86, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Adair County, died Friday, May 12, 2023 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
Jeanette was born November 2, 1936, in Columbia, KY, the youngest child of Sallie O. Patterson and Theron B. Ingram. She accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age. She attended and graduated from Jackman High School in Columbia, Kentucky, May of 1955. She was married soon after high school to Russell Jones, a soldier in the United States Air Force, stationed in multiple states and several countries overseas while raising an ever growing family with 5 children. After lovingly raising her children Jeanette pursued a career with The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles where she retired after 20 years of exemplary service, earning multiple awards and recognition for her dedicated work. Soon after retiring with her children grown Jeanette and Russell purchased their first luxury item, an RV, and travelled extensively across the country celebrating with family and friends from coast to coast. This adventure ended when Russell went home to Our Lord October of 2017. Jeanette then continued to serve as Matriarch to her family in Ohio providing unconditional love and support to all until her last day. Jeanette lived her entire life putting family and friends before herself. She lived modestly and humbly by choice. To be witness to this was truly amazing.
Jeanette often stated, “The only thing I really want is for her family to live a life of love and to always do the next right thing in the name of our Lord and savior.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a grandchild, Allan Truman.
Five children - Abraham Jones of Columbus, Ohio; Russell Jones Jr. of Hilliard, Ohio; Jeanene Truman and Martin Williamson of Columbus, Ohio; Timothy and Teresa Mojica Valdez Jones of Reynoldsburg, Ohio and Randy Jones of Columbus, Ohio
Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren - Dominique Tharp of Columbus, Ohio; Benjamin Jones and Nicholas Jones of Hilliard, Ohio; Vlices Garcia, Cindy and Leo Garcia, Timothy Jones II , Jakob Jones and Zachary Jones all of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; Maliya Gavin, Arionna Tharp and Camerin Tharp all of Columbus Ohio.
Funeral service – Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Rev. Howard Britt delivering the Eulogy
Burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery
Visitation after 12:00 P.M. Sunday
Casket Bearers: Roy Ingram, Timothy Jones II, Jakob Jones, Zachary Jones, Camerin Tharp, Randy Jones
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements