Columbus, Ohio

Mary was born in Duplin County. She grew up on a small farm in the Scott Store community. She attended B. F. Grady School. She left home as a young girl and traveled some. She settled in Jacksonville, NC for many, many years, where she worked in management. She left Jacksonville, moved to Columbus, Ohio where she spent the last 45 years of her life, also worked in management in a hotel chain until she retired. She attended Columbus First Free Will Baptist Church until her health started to decline. Mary will be missed and the memories we all have of her will be cherished forever in our hearts.

She is survived by a daughter Rosemary J. Velazquez of Mount Olive, 3 grandchildren, Joshua Maynard, Demetria Velazquez, and Veronica Velazquez all of Mount Olive, 5 great-grandchildren. Her siblings, 2 sisters, Fannie Brock and Melver Machamer and husband Ken of Mount Olive, 2 brothers, Robert Jones and wife Deborah of Deep Run and Tony Jones.

Preceding her in death are her parents Ralph and Estelle Jones, 2 sisters, Mildred Jones and Baby Girl Jones, a brother Ralph B. Jones, Jr. and a grandson Feliciano Javier Velazquez.

Services are being provided by Pink Hill Funeral Home at Pink Hill, Visitation will be Wednesday night May 24, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning May 25, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow afterwards at the Jones Family Cemetery in the Scott Store community.