Mary Frances Jones

April 20, 1930 - December 12, 2019
Mary Frances Jones

Mary Frances Brown Jones passed away peacefully on December 12, 2019 in Wilmington, NC.  She was born on April 20, 1930 in Washington, NC.  She graduated from Washington High School in 1948, and from Woman’s College in Greensboro in 1952.

Mary was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and the Eastern Star Washington chapter number 7.  She taught school for 20 years having taught at Fort Bragg, NC; Bad Tolz, Germany; and Washington City Schools.  She worked at brown Library for 20 years, serving as Interim Director twice.

In addition to her family and friends, Mary loved playing Bridge, reading, and cats.

Survivors include daughters Beth Brown Canning and Cathy Brown Steele, both of Wilmington, four grandchildren, and one great grandchild.  She also leaves behind her beloved cat, Kovu.

Memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Washington, NC, or to Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Wilmington, NC.

A memorial service will be held at a late date.

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  • December 18, 2019
    Bill Waters lit a candle:
    Lit since December 18, 2019 at 12:52:25 PM

  • December 18, 2019
    Edward Harding says:
    Beth & Cathy, as former neighbors in Washington Park, I was so sorry to learn of your mother's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this difficult time.

  • December 20, 2019
    Virginia Roy lit a candle:
    Lit since December 20, 2019 at 12:20:30 PM