Mary Jane Kenney Jones

February 24, 1945November 16, 2021

Ms. Mary Jane Kenney Jones of Saint Simons Island, GA, and formerly longtime resident of Athens, passed away Tuesday, November 16, 2021.

She was the daughter of the late Wilson and Lucy Dillard Kenney and was married to Mr. Charles Joseph Jones, III for 21 years, who preceded her in death.

Her professional career included Athens Academy Lower School and over thirty years at the University of Georgia Athletic Department and Bulldog Club. She was a longtime member of the Alps Road Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include her children, Kimberly Jones Maupin and her husband, James, of Saint Simons Island, Cheryl Jones Jackson and her husband, John, of Burbank, CA and Charles Jones IV of Athens; siblings, Martha Kenney Yount, James Kenney, and Nancy Kenney Webb, and her husband, John; grandchildren, Mary Anna Maupin Morrison and her husband, McDonald, and their son, Maupin James Morrison, all of Saint Simons Island, Frances Kate Maupin of Fort Pierce, FL, Chandler Jackson of Pasadena, CA, and Anna Jane Jackson of Burbank, CA; brother and sisters-in-law, Howard Guest, Jr. and Keith and Dede Parsons Guest; many nieces and nephews and their families.

A celebration of Jane’s life will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at the Alps Road Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. Bob Bohler officiating. Interment will follow in the Oconee Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday, November 22, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., at Bernstein Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Keith Guest, Howard Guest, John Jackson, James Maupin, McDonald Morrison and John Webb.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at or Alps Road Presbyterian Church, 380 Alps Rd., Athens, GA 30606.

Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation

    Monday, November 22, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021


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Mariette Farrow

November 23, 2021

Memories are a beautiful thing, remember the good times! So sorry for the loss of Ms. Jane. Prayers for all of you. Much love, Don and Mariette

Ann Montgomery Pitts

November 17, 2021

Kim, Cheryl and Charles,
We're so saddened to hear about "Mama Jane". She was a true steel magnolia...a gracious Southern lady who could often surprise us with her sharp wit and great sense of humor!! We hope that the many happy and loving memories of her will ease the pain of your loss. My favorite memory of her is when she caught the bouquet at our wedding!! She was so excited....I'll never forget her face!! Love to all of're in our hearts and on our minds as you get through the next week and beyond!