Louise Evangeline Greer Jones

Louise Evangeline

(The following is a transcription of the funeral services for Mrs. Jones, granddaughter of Hugh Carr.)

Celebration of The Life of
Mrs. Louise Evangeline Greer Jones

FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 1996
11:00 A.M.
CLARK MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
FOURTEENTH AVENUE, NORTH AND PHILLIPS STREET
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
REVEREND JAMES R. KING, JR., Pastor
Officiating

The Obituary

Louise Evangeline Greer Jones was born on April 25, 1916 in Charlottesville, Virginia, the only child born to the union of Mary Elizabeth Carr Greer and Conley (sic) Garfield Greer. She attended Albemarle County Training School for her elementary and high school years, graduating in 1932. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics from Virginia State University in 1936 and a Master of Science Degree in Home Economics from Cornell University in 1938. She retired from Fisk University where she was a devoted employee for many years.

She was married to Hinton Claudius Jones in 1938. To this union four children were born, Helen Theodosia Lemons, Dr. Hinton Claudius Jones, Jr., Dr. Marilavinia Jones Halyard and Manfred Greer Jones. Her husband preceded her in death in June 1993.

Evangeline joined the Union Ridge Baptist Church in Albemarle County at an early age. She later joined Clark Memorial United Methodist Church after moving to Nashville, Tennessee in 1945.

Evangeline was a devoted wife, mother, daughter and friend who had many hobbies. She loved to travel, play bridge, attend social activities at Knowles Center and Hadley Park as well as visit with family and friends. She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

She is survived by four children, Helen Theodosia Lemons, Houston, Texas, Dr. Hinton Claudius Jones, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. Marilavinia Jones Halyard, Atlanta, Georgia, Manfred (LaVerne) Greer Jones, Boston, Massachusetts; eight grandchildren, Rita W. Cummings, Dr. Warren C. Lemons, Robert S. Lemons, Redie Lemons III, Dr. Enrico Guy Jones, Michelle L. Jones, Stanley Hemphill, Jr., Marcia J. Halyard; one great granddaughter, Tatiana Nicole Lee.

There Is No Death

There is no night without a dawning,
No winter without a spring,
And beyond death’s dark horizon
Our hearts once more will sing
For those who leave us for a while
Have only GONE AWAY
Out of a restless, careworn world
Into a “BRIGHTER DAY”
Where there will be no partings
And time is not counted by years.
Where there are no trials or troubles
No worries, no cares and no tears.
-Helen Steiner Rice