|Birth: ||Oct. 23, 1944|
|Death: ||Oct. 15, 2006|
Ellen B. Jones, Portsmouth
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006
Ellen Louise Buxton Jones, 61, of Sterling Point, the widow of Robert "Bob" Jones, passed away Oct. 15, 2006, at her home. Mrs. Jones was the daughter of the late George Edward Buxton and Ella Louise Moore Buxton of Portsmouth. Ellen was devoted to her companions of many years, Nell, Cocoa, Lucky and Sweetie who will miss her dearly.
Mrs. Jones leaves to cherish her memory her brother, Bruce, his wife and three daughters of Sterling, Va.; her aunt, Louise Buxton of Portsmouth; her cousins, Brian, Larry and Craig Buxton, also Paul Buckwalter and Virginia Weedon of Portsmouth, Bud and Martha Janet Cummins of Waterview, Va.; her devoted friends, Carole Garrett and Al and Joanne Spires who cared for her so lovingly through her illness, and many other dear friends and acquaintances in the Tidewater area.
She was a native of Portsmouth but raised in Tenafly, N.J. Ellen received her degree from Averett College in Danville, Va., and also attended the Katharine Gibbs School in New York City. She was a member of Monumental United Methodist Church in Portsmouth. Mrs. Jones was a legal secretary in New York City prior to her return to Portsmouth, where she has been active in her husband's real estate firm and in various volunteer groups. In addition to being a skilled businesswoman, Ellen served on numerous community boards in the Tidewater area. Ellen was a faithful friend and her generosity and kindness benefited many in the community and will be missed.
A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Monumental United Methodist, Portsmouth, with the Rev. Dabney Walters and the Rev. Dr. Larry Buxton officiating. A reception at the church will follow and precede a brief graveside service at Olive Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sturtevant Funeral Home, 5201 Portsmouth Blvd., Portsmouth. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ellen's memory to the Portsmouth Humane Society, 2704 Frederick Blvd.
Robert Allen Jones (1935 - 2004)
Olive Branch Cemetery
Maintained by: Dottie
Originally Created by: Gare Kunert Allen
Record added: Oct 17, 2006
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