Louise Evangeline Greer Jones

Greer family with grandchildren

Louise Evangeline Greer Jones (known as Evangeline) was the only child of Conly Greer and Mary Carr Greer.  She was raised at River View Farm and attended Albemarlie Training School, where her mother was principal.  After graduating from ATS in 1932 she went on to receive her Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics from Virginia State University and her Master of Science Degree in Home Economics from Cornell University.  She married Hinton Jones in 1938 and moved to Nashville, TN in 1945.  Evangeline and Hinton Jones had four children, three of whom spent time living at River View Farm with their grandparents.  It is through the recollections of her living children that Ivy Creek Foundation continues today to collect memories of life at River View Farm. 

 

The following is an article Copyright © 1982 by Robert Brickhouse, published in The Daily Progress newspaper (Charlottesville, Virginia) on September 12, 1982.  It contains an interview with Evangeline and Hinton Jones, Sr on a visit to the Ivy Creek Natural Area.

Daily Progress: Nature Preserve is Ex-Slave’s Legacy

 

The following is a transcription of the funeral services for Mrs. Jones:

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