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Obituary for Jean Jones

(Jean Jones) Jean Ashley Jones, 75, wife of the late Frankie Jones, passed away unexpectedly, on Saturday, April 13, 2024.

Born in Anderson County, on December 28, 1948, she was a daughter of the late Herbert Clyde Ashley Jr., and the late Margie Looney Ashley.

Jean was a 1967 graduate of the newly built BHP High School. She was also the school’s first Homecoming Queen. After graduation, she attended Lander University, where she earned a degree in Elementary Education. She later attained her Master’s Degree from Clemson University. After college, Jean returned to her beloved Anderson County School District 2 where she spent a 37 year career as a teacher at Marshall Primary School in Belton. She loved her students and often tutored them privately in her home, along with many other District Two students. She also enjoyed keeping up with her educator colleagues in the Alpha Delta Kappa Educators Sorority.

For many years, Jean was a member of Mt. Bethel Baptist Church, but since the death of her husband, she has been a member of Belton First Baptist Church, where she was active in many areas of church life. She enjoyed activities with the Senior Adult Group and the fellowship of her Sunday School Class, King’s Daughters.

Jean never liked to sit idle. Often she could be found volunteering with B.I.M.A (Belton Interfaith Ministry Association), or the Honea Path Food Bank.

She and her beloved husband, Frankie, were married for 52 years, until his death in 2020.

She is survived by her son, Scott Jones (Wendy), grandchildren, Luke Jones (Brooke), Logan Jones (Carlee), Lance Jones (fiancé-Helen McElhannon), and Lily Jones.

She is also survived by her brothers, Tony Ashley (Helen), and Herbert Ashley (Janice).

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Ricky Ashley.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at Belton First Baptist Church, 105 Brown Avenue, Belton, S.C. 29627. Rev. Nicholas Kirby will officiate the service. Burial beside her husband will follow at The Garden of Memories.

The family will receive friends in the church parlor prior to the service from 12:30pm – 1:45pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Belton Interfaith Ministry Association or Belton First Baptist Church.

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