Jean S. Jones

Published 8:04 pm Saturday, May 9, 2020

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Jean Audrey Stallings Jones died May 4, 2020 at her daughter’s home surrounded by her family. She was born January 20, 1938 and grew up in the New Hope community of Perquimans County. A graduate of Perquimans County High School in Hertford, she attended Kee’s Business College, married Fred Leigh Jones of Perquimans County in July of 1956 and was owner and operator of New Hope Rest Haven for twenty-five years. She grew up, raised her family in, and was an active member of New Hope United Methodist Church. She more recently worshipped at New Hope Christian Fellowship Church in Elizabeth City.

She is survived by children Jeanette Avery (Michael) of New Bern, Darlene Jones of Hertford, Tommy Jones (Kathy) of Hertford, Linda Dickens (Steve) of Greenville and Catherine Ansink (David) of Elizabeth City; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-grandsons on the way; and many nieces and nephews. Audrey was predeceased by husband Fred Leigh Jones; parents Carson Lee Stallings and Florence Rovena Morse Stallings; sister Ann S. Butt; brother Carson Lee Stallings Jr.; and grandson Jeremy Wayne Ivey.

The family will be at Audrey’s home over Mother’s Day weekend for a private celebration of life. Those who wish to make a donation in her honor may select the charity of their choice. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City is assisting the Jones family. You may express condolences to the family by visiting

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