OBITUARY

Leslie Ann Jones

April 3, 1956March 5, 2018

Leslie Ann Jones, age 61, of Knoxville, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, March 5, 2018. She was born on April 3, 1956 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Leslie graduated from Young High School in 1973. She was a faithful member of Good Samaritan Center of Hope. She was a former partner of her father's insurance agency, Newton Jones Agency for 31 years. Leslie had the most caring and nurturing heart. She faced and overcame a number of struggles in her life thanks to the grace of the good Lord and the amazing staff at Serenity Ministries. Leslie was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Newton Jones and Maxine Nash Jones. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Rachael Lindsay Willis (Ryan); granddaughter, Savannah Willis; sister and brother-in-law Jennifer Jones Asbury (Stewart); nephew, Jim Asbury; aunt, Helen Nash; several special cousins who were like brothers and sisters to her. The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to Cynthia Russell, the staff and all of the residents at Serenity Ministries for their care and unconditional love. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Serenity Ministries c/o KARM, 418 N. Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917. Family will receive friends on Friday, March 9, 2018 from 10:30 AM until 11:00 AM at Woodlawn Cemetery with the graveside service to follow at 11:00 AM, Rev. Stephen Earle officiating. Condolences may be offered at www.berryfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 9, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, March 9, 2018
REMEMBERING

Leslie Ann Jones

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Carol Abba

March 9, 2018

I was heartbroken to hear that Leslie has left us! She was such a wonderful lady and I was blessed to know her for a short while. Praying for her family and friends as they grieve in the days ahead. May the God of all comfort wrap His arms around you!

Butch Inman

March 9, 2018

Jennifer,
So sad to hear of the passing of your sister. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Butch Inman

Janice Ford

March 8, 2018

My deep sorrow at your loss. Prayers for each of you as the coming days will be difficult. May His love surround you in comfort.
I have special memories of teaching Rachel in Sunday School.
Janice Ford.

Carol Ottaviano

March 8, 2018

The Lord blessed me with a special friendship with Leslie in the past 18 months. Each week, I could count on her greeting me with a big smile and a huge hug. I loved seeing how Jesus changed Leslie from the inside out! He led her down the path of total dependence on Him. As she totally surrendered to the Lord, she received the promised freedom that comes in dying to self and trusting in Him! What a testimony! Leslie showed me what all-out dependence on God really looks like. I will miss her greatly, but we have that blessed assurance that she is now face to face with the Lord, and at peace in His everlasting arms. Alleluia! Amen!

Janie Richards

March 8, 2018

Jennifer and family, I'm so very sorry to hear about Leslie. She was always so sweet and kind to me, every time I saw her. She was a beautiful lady and will long be remembered. My sincere condolences to everyone, God bless you all during this sad time.
With love..

Vickie Pittard Raines

March 7, 2018

I will always remember growing up together at South Knoxville Baptist Church. Leslie and I got in trouble a few times acting up in church. Our Moms set us straight. Leslie was a fun , loving and crazy teen. I’m sorry we lost contact for a good while. Jennifer and family I am so sorry and love you all.

Mindy Baker McKechnie

March 7, 2018

Leslie lived across the street from my grandmother on red bud when I was a child. Leslie, in my young memory, remains warm and friendly and welcoming and beautiful.

Katrina Fox

March 7, 2018

Thought of Leslie many times thru the years after growing up in church together. I will always remember her smile, humor and laugh. Wish I could have reconnected to laugh again about the time she and a friend were going to frost my hair and ended up giving me a bad bleach job! Her eyes were huge in dismay with the end result but we laughed until we cried. A sweet soul is gone too soon. You were very special in many ways. Rest in peace my longtime friend.

Caitlyn Caywood

March 7, 2018

When I first came to serenity. I was nervous as can be and Leslie was right there to make me feel welcome. I loved her so much. She will be missed. Thank you Lord for taking her home to be with you. I am thankful for the 14 months I've known her.

Cheryl Shepherd

March 7, 2018

My first memory of Leslie was at Serenity in the community room. I walked in and she was standing on the couch cleaning the blinds. Leslie's gift of hospitality came through in making people feel welcomed at Serenity with a clean house, plants in the garden, and a smile on her face. She welcomed all those who came to start their journey to a healthy life. Leslie found a lot of freedom and restoration during her time at Serenity.

Our loss is Heaven's gain!