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Miranda Story "Randy" Jones


1934 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Miranda Story "Randy" Jones Obituary
Miranda "Randy" Story
Jones
June 26, 1934-
July 21, 2018
Atlanta, Georgia- Mrs. Miranda "Randy" Story Jones, 84, died on July 21, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, August 12 at 4:00 p.m. at Edgewood Presbyterian Church, 3617 Macon Road, Columbus, with the Rev. Barry Ferguson officiating. Mrs. Jones had donated her body to the Medical College of Georgia for research and education.
Mrs. Jones was born on June 26, 1934 in Macon, GA, the daughter of Elias Dominey Story and Fay Rabon Story. Her family moved to Columbus in 1950, and she was a graduate of Columbus High School. She worked as a supervisor in the traffic department of Southern Bell, both in Columbus and with Potomac Bell in Cumberland, MD before marrying W. Herbert Jones in 1958. For several years she enjoyed her role as homemaker and mother. In 1978 she joined the administrative staff at Edgewood Presbyterian Church, where she was an active member and an ordained elder. In 1982 she joined the staff of the Pastoral Institute, retiring in 1999 as Coordinator for Education Programs, and in that year she was named to Women of Distinction in Health by Soroptimist International of Columbus. Mrs. Jones was a member of the Columbus Museum and the Columbus Historic Foundation and was a patron of the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University. She was a life member of the Medical Center Auxiliary which she served as president in 1972 and 1973. Over the years, she was an active volunteer for many organizations, including the Concharty Council of Girl Scouts, the PTAs at Wynnton Elementary and Columbus High Schools, Callaway Gardens, and The Pastoral Institute. She enjoyed music, theater, history, art, gardening and travel. Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, her siblings, Ruth Story Willis, Timothy Alexander Story and Sara Will Story Fallaw, and nieces Sondra Story Woodson and Melanie Ruth Register.
Survivors include her daughter Melissa Fontaine and son-in-law Frank Briscoe of Atlanta, and very special friends James and Debra Johnson of Columbus and godchildren Kendall J. Kim of Suwanee, GA and Kyle Johnson of Fairfax, VA. Other nieces and nephews include Fay Willis Gafford and Paul Perrmann of Albany, GA, Matthew B. Register of Asheville, NC, Justin D. Lamb of Marietta, GA and Cynthia Woodson Ead of Pulaski, TN.
Those who will mourn her as friends are too numerous to mention individually. Her caring nature and giving spirit touched the lives of all who knew her. Her final months were made better by the presence of her caregiver, Lynn Wallace, of Austell, GA, as well as the staff of Hospice Atlanta.
Memorial gifts may be given to the Pastoral Institute, 2022 15th Avenue, Columbus, GA 31901; Thornwell Home for Children, PO Box 60, Clinton, SC 29325-9972, or Edgewood Presbyterian Church, 3617 Macon Road, Columbus, GA 31907-2531, in memory of Miranda Story Jones.
Published in Columbus Ledger-Enquirer on Aug. 8, 2018
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