Leona Edwards Jones

Leona Edwards Jones, 101, died Sunday, March 30, 2014 at her residence under the care of Savannah Hospice.
The Effingham County native was born Sept. 26, 1912 to Andrew and Ivy Edwards of Clyo. She was a member of Mizpah United Methodist Church, where she had served as Sunday school secretary for many years. She had worked at the Effingham Hospital as a nurse's aide and was an Avon representative from 1983 until her death. She had been a member of the Eastern Star Clyo Chapter and Clyo Homemakers Club.
She was predeceased by her husband, George E. Jones Sr., her parents, and nine siblings. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ernest and Lynette Jones; two daughters and son-in-law, Judy and Buddy Rainey, and Jennifer Hadwin; seven grandchildren, Edwin Jones, Angie Gaskin, Susie Collins, Morris Rainey, Karyl Harris, Thomas Rainey and Jody Hadwin; 10 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
A special thanks to her caregivers, Wanda Edwards, Jerrie Sutton, Joyce Willette, Lynn Herron, Lydia Miller, Kathy Emanuel and Sandy Guyton.                 
Visitation was Monday, March 31, from 6-8 p.m. at Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home.
The funeral was Tuesday, April 1, at 11 a.m. at Mizpah United Methodist Church.
Burial followed at Mizpah United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Remembrances may be made to Mizpah United Methodist Church.

Published in Effingham Herald from Apr. 5 to May 5, 2014