Mary Ann Jones

January 31, 1944 - May 28, 2023
Mary Ann Jones

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Mary Ann Patten Jones, age 79 a life long resident of the Oakley Road Community in Castle Haye passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2023 at Novant New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Mary Ann was born in Wilmington on January 31, 1944 to R. C. Patten and Eva Mae Burton Patten. Remembered are her parents; her husbands, Thomas Avison and Daniel L. Jones; her brother, Cliff “Dinky” Patten and her sister Barbara Patten Burgess all who preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughters, Tonya Lagman (Joe), and Hope Cunha-Brown (Marilyn); stepsons, Thom Avison, Danny Jones and Brian Jones; grandchildren Romie, Jon, Zachary, Kelsey (Abe), and Jonathan.

Mary Ann graduated from New Hanover High School Class of 1962. She was a former Girl Scout Leader, enjoyed TarHeel Basketball, the beach, camping, reading and music (especially Elvis), and she always supported many local charities. She worked at Parkers Food Stores, Hughes Brothers Tire Service and retired from Shchaefer Buick BMW.

A Memorial service is planned for 7 pm Thursday, June 15, 2023 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

Remember Mary Ann with memorial donations to The Humane Society, Disabled Veterans, or Saint Labre Indian School.

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  • June 14, 2023
    Joyce Spencer lit a candle:
    Lit since June 14, 2023 at 6:29:57 PM

  • June 08, 2023
    Carolyn and Hurley Evans says:
    Mary , We are going to miss you, especially your smile. You are gone but not for gotten. I am going to miss the good times at the family picnics and the parties at Schaffer Buick .

  • June 08, 2023
    Carolyn and Hurley Evans lit a candle:
    Lit since June 8, 2023 at 6:00:51 PM

  • June 07, 2023
    Hilda says:
    I will see you later my dear life-long friend. You are truly one of life’s kindest souls and a bright morning star. I will remember our childhood, high school escapades and our adult reminiscing often. Go rest high on your mountain my friend.

  • June 06, 2023
    Allen Luper says:
    So sorry to hear this, I worked with Mary Ann at Schaeffer for a few years. I hope you are playing Tiddlywinks with manhole covers on the golden streets of heaven!!