Doris Jones

Obituary of Doris Jones

Doris Louise Duffer Jones, 89, of Jacksonville, died Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at Jacksonville Skilled Nursing and Rehab in Jacksonville. She was born May 7, 1929, in rural Morgan County, the daughter of Charles LeRoy and Lucy Sample Duffer. Doris married Charles A. Jones on October 2, 1948, and he preceded her in death on April 18, 2012.

            Doris is survived by four children, Kay (husband, Glenn) Kafer, Diane (husband, Randy) Headen, and Terry (wife, Marcy) Jones, all of Jacksonville, and Dr. Kent (wife, Dr. Donna) Jones of Austin, Texas; ten grandchildren, Greg (wife, Rebecca) Kafer of Indianapolis, Indiana, Mike (wife, Jennifer) Kafer of Jacksonville, Jamie (wife, Katie) Headen of Jacksonville, Rebekah (husband, Glenn) Fuchs of New Berlin, Angela Alan of Springfield, Cameron (wife, Sarah) Jones, of Jacksonville, Madison Jones of Memphis, Tennessee, Holden Jones of North Hollywood, California, Sam Jones of Austin, Texas and Kayla Jones of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one infant sister, Carole Lee Duffer.

            Doris worked alongside her husband in the family business, Jones Meat and Locker, for over 25 years.  She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Jacksonville where she sang in the choir, a member of the “Lunch Bunch,” and a member of the Sulphur Springs Cemetery board, where she served as treasurer. Doris cherished her family and the time she spent with them. Baking with her grandchildren and cooking large meals for her whole family were some of the ways Doris showed her love. She loved to sew, china paint and travel with her husband. Doris was adored by her family and friends and they will miss her sweet smile, giving spirit and generous heart .

            A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at First Baptist Church in Jacksonville. The family will meet friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church.  Burial will be at Sulphur Springs/South Fork Mauvaisterre Cemetery near Pisgah. The Williamson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left online at Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church, Voice Ministries and Sulphur Springs Cemetery.