OBITUARY

Margaret "Sunshine" Jones

May 21, 1964January 9, 2021

Margaret “Sunshine” Jones, 56, was freed from her earthly body on Saturday, January 9, 2021. She has no more sickness, no more pain, and no more struggles. Her spirit is finally free.

Margaret was born in Macon, Georgia to the late LaVerne Lamb and Edward Smith and was preceded in death by her aunts, Lila Mae Garnto, Ellen Shiver, and Jannell Smith; and uncles, Marvin Lamb, and Willie B. Lamb.

Margaret grew up fast, and grew up hard, with life throwing its punches early on and often. Though each time she would get up and dust herself off, sometimes mentioning that she couldn’t go on, but somehow every day she did. Her determination to “not let life beat her down and win” has been motivation to countless many. She had numerous health issues that she dealt with throughout her life that made things difficult for her, but she didn’t let any of it stop her. No matter the darkness that surrounded her or that tried to overtake her, her beauty still bloomed, her light still shone, her faith still remained. Her faith didn’t come without questions and doubts, but at the end of the day she trusted Jesus.

Margaret was known to many as “Sunshine” for her bright sunshiny spirit. She made any room she went into light up. She wasn’t afraid to meet new people while out and about on her various adventures, easily striking up a conversation with a person nearby. Many of these conversations would turn into “therapy sessions” as she would later recall them because they usually involved you and her eventually baring your souls to one another. With Margaret being no stranger to pain and suffering, she was always willing to give advice or make someone laugh because she knew everyone faces battles unseen. She was always one to have fun and try to make the best out of any situation. Her quick wit in any situation would catch you off guard every time, and usually make you laugh.

She had a spontaneous personality and love for adventure that would send her on any number of trips with her husband and son. Joy riding down old country dirt roads was one of her greatest simple joys; whether this was in town or road trips hours away. Leaving with no destination in mind, the best ones were always found somehow. Riding the four-wheeler through the woods was something else that she found joy in. Margaret loved nature and animals, and any trip that highlighted them was a success, with nature parks, national monuments, and wildlife preserves being among her favorite places to visit. Other places she enjoyed to visit and spend time at were museums, historical sites, and educational facilities. But at the end of the day, whatever the trips and adventures were, or where they led didn’t matter so much to her, as much as it did just spending time with her son and husband.

She is survived by her husband, Danny Jones; son, Allen Watruba, II; brothers, Eddie (Gena) Smith, Wendall Howard, and Donald (Teresa) Howard; aunts, Bernice Sanders, and Fay Lamb Bell; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date due to the global pandemic. For now, and even after the service, celebrate her memory by being the sunshine in someone’s day. Take a walk in nature and observe all the wildlife around you. Listen to the chirping of the birds, the rustling of the leaves, and the babbling of a river, for in nature you will find her spirit.

In her memory and for the preservation of the parks she loved to visit and ones she never got to see, donations may be made to the National Park Foundation, at www.nationalparks.org/give.

Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Bass Road has charge of arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by her husband, Danny Jones; son, Allen Watruba, II; brothers, Eddie (Gena) Smith, Wendall Howard, and Donald (Teresa) Howard; aunts, Bernice Sanders, and Fay Lamb Bell; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Services

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Wayne & Mildred Gilbert

January 14, 2021

praying for the family.

Jeanna Coulter

January 13, 2021

What a wonderful spirit she had. Loved her from the moment we met. She introduced herself as Sunshine. That is so fitting for her. She will be missed. Praying for the family! 💜🙏

Daniel Jones

January 12, 2021

She was loved and will be greatly missed
But now she is free with no pain or sickness and with the Lord now so be in peace my loving wife u will not be forgotten

Hilda Shiver

January 11, 2021

Love you! Now you are not in pain! Memories from changing your diapers, carrying you on my side, going on trips to the Zoo and Six Flags, and always loving you! Prayers for all of our family, but especially for you Allen and Danny.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Painting by Rachel Tomazin, friend of Allen.

FROM THE FAMILY

Painting by Rachel Tomazin, friend of Allen.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Painting by Rachel Tomazin, friend of Allen.

FROM THE FAMILY

Painting by Rachel Tomazin, friend of Allen.

Biography

Margaret “Sunshine” Jones, 56, was freed from her earthly body on Saturday, January 9, 2021. She has no more sickness, no more pain, and no more struggles. Her spirit is finally free.

Margaret was born in Macon, Georgia to the late LaVerne Lamb and Edward Smith and was preceded in death by her aunts, Lila Mae Garnto, Ellen Shiver, and Jannell Smith; and uncles, Marvin Lamb, and Willie B. Lamb.

Margaret grew up fast, and grew up hard, with life throwing its punches early on and often. Though each time she would get up and dust herself off, sometimes mentioning that she couldn’t go on, but somehow every day she did. Her determination to “not let life beat her down and win” has been motivation to countless many. She had numerous health issues that she dealt with throughout her life that made things difficult for her, but she didn’t let any of it stop her. No matter the darkness that surrounded her or that tried to overtake her, her beauty still bloomed, her light still shone, her faith still remained. Her faith didn’t come without questions and doubts, but at the end of the day she trusted Jesus.

Margaret was known to many as “Sunshine” for her bright sunshiny spirit. She made any room she went into light up. She wasn’t afraid to meet new people while out and about on her various adventures, easily striking up a conversation with a person nearby. Many of these conversations would turn into “therapy sessions” as she would later recall them because they usually involved you and her eventually baring your souls to one another. With Margaret being no stranger to pain and suffering, she was always willing to give advice or make someone laugh because she knew everyone faces battles unseen. She was always one to have fun and try to make the best out of any situation. Her quick wit in any situation would catch you off guard every time, and usually make you laugh.

She had a spontaneous personality and love for adventure that would send her on any number of trips with her husband and son. Joy riding down old country dirt roads was one of her greatest simple joys; whether this was in town or road trips hours away. Leaving with no destination in mind, the best ones were always found somehow. Riding the four-wheeler through the woods was something else that she found joy in. Margaret loved nature and animals, and any trip that highlighted them was a success, with nature parks, national monuments, and wildlife preserves being among her favorite places to visit. Other places she enjoyed to visit and spend time at were museums, historical sites, and educational facilities. But at the end of the day, whatever the trips and adventures were, or where they led didn’t matter so much to her, as much as it did just spending time with her son and husband.

She is survived by her husband, Danny Jones; son, Allen Watruba, II; brothers, Eddie (Gena) Smith, Wendall Howard, and Donald (Teresa) Howard; aunts, Bernice Sanders, and Fay Lamb Bell; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date due to the global pandemic. For now, and even after the service, celebrate her memory by being the sunshine in someone’s day. Take a walk in nature and observe all the wildlife around you. Listen to the chirping of the birds, the rustling of the leaves, and the babbling of a river, for in nature you will find her spirit.

In her memory and for the preservation of the parks she loved to visit and ones she never got to see, donations may be made to the National Park Foundation, at www.nationalparks.org/give.

Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Bass Road has charge of arrangements.