H.M. Patterson & Son-Oglethorpe Hill Chapel

4550 Peachtree Road Ne, Atlanta, GA


Margaret Newell "Margy" Jones

March 28, 1957January 11, 2020

Margaret Newell “Margy” Jones, 62, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at home in Brookhaven, GA.

Margy was born in Syracuse, NY to the late Lawrence Meriwether Jones, Sr. and the late Margaret Hanlon Jones, on March 28, 1957. She graduated from Fayetteville-Manlius High School, Manlius, NY in 1974, and from Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA in 1978. She then resided in Buffalo, NY, Tucson, AZ, Guttenberg, NJ and Houston, TX, before moving to Atlanta, GA in 1996.

Over the course of a 30+ year professional career, Margy excelled in sales, marketing and management roles with companies such as Shearson/American Express, New York, NY; Computer Task Group, Buffalo, NY; GC Services in Secaucus, NJ and Houston, TX; and Equifax in Atlanta, GA and St. Louis, MO.

Margy enjoyed traveling, with the Middle East, Spain, France, England, Italy, and Austria, among her favorite locales. She had a special passion for the beach, as she and her husband were married on October 29, 1992, on Ka’anapali Beach in Lahaina-Maui, Hawaii. They also owned a Gulf Coast beach home on Cape San Blas in the Florida Panhandle, and would vacation annually in the Caribbean, most notably in St. Thomas, USVI. She was an active volunteer with The Junior League in Tucson, AZ, North Bergen, NJ, Houston, TX and Atlanta, GA, and served as a Deacon at her house of worship, Oglethorpe Presbyterian Church. Margy enjoyed playing tennis and, more recently, pickleball, and also took up yoga and became a certified yoga instructor. And, she was a true canine enthusiast, who loved and cared for her dogs over the years: Onyx, Nikki, Bailey, Skyler and Riley.

Margy is survived by her loving husband, David P. Dengos; her brother, Captain Lawrence Meriwether Jones, Jr. USN (ret), (Barbara); her nephew, Thomas Meriwether Jones II, (Mary Margaret) and their four children; her niece, Lieutenant Jennifer Lynn Jones, USN and fiancé Lieutenant Benjamin L. Putbrese, USN; along with her husband’s brothers, Richard Dengos, Sr. and Andrew Dengos, Jr., and sisters, Barbara Wilson and Andrea Maxick, and their families.

Visitation will be 5:30 to 7:30 PM Friday, January 24, 2020 at H.M. Patterson & Son-Oglethorpe Hill Chapel, 4550 Peachtree Rd. NE, Brookhaven, GA 30319.

Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Oglethorpe Presbyterian Church, 3016 Lanier Drive, Brookhaven, GA 30319.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Margy’s memory may be made to Oglethorpe Presbyterian Church.

Margy’s family wishes to extend sincere thanks to the caregivers at Vitas Hospice and Kadan Homecare (especially Talipha Charles), for their excellent care and kindness.


  • Oglethorpe Presbyterian Church


  • Visitation Friday, January 24, 2020
  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 25, 2020


Margaret Newell "Margy" Jones

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Jim Wolfe

January 24, 2020

My sincerest condolences to Dave and family. I go way back with Margy, having worked with her at GC Services in NJ, where we lived within a mile of each other, and then Margy hired me into Equifax in 1995. I will always cherish my memories of Margy as a hard charging executive who lived life to the fullest!

Kim Musi

January 18, 2020

Sending my sincerest condolences to Margy's family and husband David. I had the distinct pleasure of working with Margy over the course of many years at Equifax. When I think back, I remember Margy being a strong, intelligent, spirited woman while being kind and generous with her laughs and smile. I never had the chance to get to know her very well personally but her beautiful, warm smile will forever be etched in mind.

Mike Connelly

January 16, 2020

Although I never met Dave's best friend Margie I can say she and Dave are presents we give to ourselves.

Sincere condolences to Dave and his lifelong partner's family and friends.

-- Mike Connelly

St. Petersburg FLA

Lou Diana

January 16, 2020

Margy was a very special person that I had the pleasure of working closely with for 16 years. She had an enthusiastic approach, whether sizing up an opportunity or solving a problem. She was a consummate professional at work but was also a pleasure to socialize with after hours. Margy was equally comfortable and accepted as 'one of the guys' or sharing time with the girls.

My heartfelt sympathy to Dave and Margy's family as my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Vince Corica

January 16, 2020

I had the great joy of working alongside Margy at our beloved Equifax for more than 12 years. Authentic in all she said and did, the growth and morale of the people on her team was her first priority. Her teams, buoyed by her leadership, then went into the marketplace feeling motivated and prepared, consistently achieving their targets. Margy never confused power with greatness, which made her an invaluable mentor and coach to colleagues seeking the best answer rather than a popular answer.

Margy’s work-life harmony as she built a magnificent career was enviable. Her joyous adoration of Dave, her devotion to her Mother, her pride in her family, and the way she cherished her dogs showcased the deep beauty of her heart.

Margy...when I reflect on what a loss it is to not have you with us anymore, I will smile as I envision you and your Mom holding hands in Heaven, guarded by Skyler and a spectacular canine posse. You will be missed, but surely not forgotten.

Christy Williams

January 15, 2020

The first time I met Margy was 20 years ago in Charlotte. She walked into the Bank of America Equifax team meeting in her black pant suit and commanded the room. She always provided sound advice and guidance.
Then later, after her retirement I’m glad we connected via Facebook. I thoroughly enjoyed pictures of the dogs, trips and I will miss her sunset pictures most of all.