Jones, Bette Carol, - 85, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, in-law, work colleague and friend to many went home to be with her Lord and Savior on February 11, 2021 in Hampton, VA. Bette was born in Wildwood, NJ, raised and educated in Cape May, NJ graduating from Cape May HS in 1953. After high school she attended and graduated as a Registered Nurse from the Methodist Episcopal School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA. (1960). Employed by Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News, Virginia for many years, she excelled both as a Nurse, Caregiver, Administrator and Director of the Hospice Program until her retirement in 2011. She was a special person who was a selfless giver of love and friendship, always putting others before herself. When not providing for others, Bette enjoyed being part of family gatherings, dinners with friends, grandchildren's school and sports activities, and watching the kids grow as young adults. She took many trips over the years to the Jersey area to visit family and friends, and loved to spend time in the Outerbanks of North Carolina with her loving husband of over sixty years. She is preceded in death by her parents Walter L. Ludwick and Lula M. (Key) Ludwick and Aunt Margaret E. Peck (Robert). Bette was devoted to her family and is survived by her loving husband Lt. Col. William M. Jones Jr., USAF (Ret), son Gregory M. Jones (Kimberly), and grandchildren Stephen, Lauren, and Katlynn (Dustin Pagans), Kim's mother Mary Ann Smith, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces/nephews, beloved friends and soon to have become Great Grandmother. Bette was a dedicated member of First United Method Church of Newport News, VA (FUMC NN) and took special joy in expressing her musical talents as a member of the choir. She was active in United Methodist Women, Bithynia Sunday school class, Circle 6 and Bible study. Bette inaugurated the first Parish Nurse Ministry at FUMC NN. In the Parish Nursing ministry her faith, vision, and professional skills as an RN supported our Ministers during visits to sick and shut-in members. Bette's funeral ceremony will take place on Friday (Feb. 26th) at 1pm and will be able to be attended via livestream. The livestream will be accessible at 12:50pm by simply clicking on this link at the designated time https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/21994131
Remembrances, in lieu of flowers, can be designated to First United Methodist Church, 10246 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, Virginia 23601 or choice of charity. (Spilker Funeral Home, Cape May, NJ) info and condolences: spilkerfuneralhome.com
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Published by The Press of Atlantic City on Feb. 23, 2021.