April 25, 1944 – July 26, 2020
Connie T. Jones, 76, passed away on July 26, 2020.
Born in Atlanta, GA, Connie grew up in Columbia, SC, and Charlotte, NC. After graduating South Mecklenburg High School, Connie attended then-W.C. (now UNC-Greensboro) for a year-long program in Business and Secretarial Services. After spending four years as an Air Force wife during the Vietnam War, Connie moved back to Charlotte (and to civilian life) with her husband and two children.
After being a stay-at-home Mom for many years, Connie returned to the workforce in Administrative and Office Management capacities in a number of industries before spending the most time in Corporate Real Estate. Due to declining health, she lived in Pittsburgh, PA for approximately one year, until moving briefly back to Charlotte in Spring of 2020.
Connie’s hobbies included reading, sewing, puzzles, and knitting. She also enjoyed socializing with her family, fellow church-goers, and friends in her much-beloved Starmount neighborhood. Her love of the North Carolina mountains led her to visit frequently with her late husband. She loved to laugh, and had a great sense of humor.
Mrs. Jones is survived by her daughter, Debra Jones, of Charlotte, NC; son, Michael Jones and daughter-in-law Emi Jones of Pittsburgh, PA; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Jones, of Charlotte.
A private family service was held on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at McEwen Funeral Home in Pineville, NC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hospice & Palliative Care, Charlotte Region, Charlotte, NC.
Online condolences may be shared at www.mcewenpinevillechapel.com
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July 31, 2020
July 30, 2020
You were my favorite neighbor on Starbrook Drive! I only lived there a few years and we met when you were out walking and I was mowing my yard. Our brief talks in my yard then turned into Saturday morning visits in your dining room. You were the spunkiest Southern Woman I had ever met!
I'm glad we stayed in touch after I moved back to Arizona in 2019. I thought about you more often than you knew. You were a beautiful person, inside and out.
To Connie's children, daughter-in-law and grandchildren....my sincerest condolences to you all. Your mother and grandmother spoke so highly of all of you. She was so proud of each and every one of you.
July 29, 2020
I'll miss you, Connie.
We were raised like sisters during WWII while our fathers were away in the service. Your mother, Christine, and my mother, Frankie, shared a bedroom at our Grandparents Westmoreland house in Atlanta. Our cribs were next to our mothers. I still feel that sisterly kinship, although we eventually were raised in different states.
When I was eight, my family visited yours, and I stayed about a week longer. I even went to school with you one day. Doing this gave me my first airplane flight-- on Eastern Airlines, flying by myself from North Carolina to Atlanta, and seeing the world for the first time from an amazing perspective.
I am so thankful we visited you last year when we went through Charlotte in October, and shared a few phone calls and text messages when you moved into assisted living. You seemed to be pleased with your new living arrangements.
Someday, I will see you again.
July 29, 2020
I am heartbroken! Connie and I have been friends for over 50 years and always had a good time together, sharing a meal at the cafeteria, or other places! Playing canasta with our husbands who have gone before us, sharing holiday meals and birthday parties and we even visited her when she was in Oklahoma while Ronnie was in service. We had a great time there!!
She was always so thoughtful, sending cards and knitting scarves for my granddaughter and me.
Even now I want to send her a text or a call to chat.
She, Ronnie and Larry are catching up on all the news in heaven right now and I envy them that .
Love you my dear and our next conversation will be in heaven.