Mary Jane Harris Jones

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Mary Jane Harris Jones

Mary Jane Harris Jones Mary Jane Harris Jones, 70 a lifelong resident of Tazewell, VA passed peacefully from this world to her Eternal Home on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, surrounded by her loving husband, Dennis and son, Jameson at their home. Born August 24, 1948 at Richlands, VA, she was the daughter of the late James Alexander and Elizabeth Irene Kinser Harris. Mary Jane was a faithful member of Concord United Methodist Church at Gratton, VA. She graduated from Tazewell High School in 1968, and finished her medical technology degree in 1971 from a dual program at Madison College and the University of Virginia. Mary Jane came to Tazewell Community Hospital in 1973, and retired there as Lab Manager in 2011. She greatly loved God, her family (especially her grandchildren), her church family, and her friends. Mary Jane enjoyed sewing, traveling, shopping (finding special gifts for those she loved), watching Hokie football, and spending time with her loved ones. She will be remembered additionally for her dedication to agricultural education and her leadership of the Tazewell County Farm Bureau Women's Committee. Many will remember her love, loyalty, passion, and strong will, which she displayed fervently and bravely during her cancer battle. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a special brother in law, William Harvey "Billy" Adkins.
She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Dennis Calvin Jones, their sons, Jameson Harris Jones of the home and Gregory Calvin Jones and wife, Shana of Bristol, TN; grandchildren Alexander Calvin Jones, Avery Caroline Jones, Anderson Thomas Jones, and Aniston Barnette; brother, James Robert "Bob" Harris and wife, Deanna of Tazewell, VA; nephew, James Robert "Jamie" Harris, Jr. and caring niece, Jennifer Harris Matney and family of Wardell, VA; several special nieces, nephews, cousins, in laws, and friends both here and abroad. The family would like to extend their sincerest thanks to friends and neighbors who helped her fully enjoy life after her life changing diagnosis, as well as special nurses, nursing aids, physical therapists, and doctors.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Friday, November 9, 2018 at Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell, VA where funeral services will be conducted at 11 AM Saturday, November 10, 2018 with the Reverend Emily Edmondson and Pastor Jim Scott officiating. Burial will follow at Concord Cemetery at Gratton, VA. Pallbearers are Jamie Harris, Jake Estep, Jason Matney, Jimmy Durham, Justin Matney, and Charlie Hart. Honorary pallbearers are Alex C. Jones, Norman Jones, II, and Anderson Jones.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Concord United Methodist Church Sunday School, 156 Old Place Lane, Tazewell, VA 24651.
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Published on November 7, 2018
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