Jon Jones Montgomery

February 8, 1947February 29, 2012

MONTGOMERY, Jon Jones, 65, of Bon Air, graduated from this life to the next. Jon was one of the longest known survivors of multiple myeloma, a type of cancer. Strong willed and determined, she still dreamed dreams and had plans. Her will was stronger than her body and she succumbed to a stroke and died at Johnston-Willis Hospital. Jon was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Scott Jones; and her sister, Margaret Magill. She is survived by her devoted and loving husband, Leslie "Skip" Montgomery, Ph.D; her son, John Montgomery and his wife, Maureen; and their children, Emily, Sophie and Evan, all of Colts Neck, N.J.; her daughter, Margaret Elliott and son-in-love, Billy; and their children, Grayson, Georgia, William and John, all of Camp Lejeune, N.C. Jon worked for many years as a licensed professional counselor and she touched many lives through her practice. She was very proud to have served on the Board of the American Mental Health Counselors Association. She was a long-term member of Salisbury Presbyterian Church and was blessed with many wonderful opportunities throughout her life including meeting Mother Theresa and Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. She loved to garden and spend time at Trices Lake, but her true love was her children and grandchildren. Her remains rest at the Huguenot Chapel of Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Road, where the family will receive friends from 2 to

4 p.m. Sunday. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Salisbury Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the James River Association or Operation Smile. Online

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Sharon Spacek-Balas

June 11, 2012

I knew Jon didn't have much more time when Alex told me he ran into you. But I did not know how near the end was. Jon was a very strong person. I'm sure you know it but you did the right thing to give yourself more time with her during her last year. I will forever remember the glass in her office with the ice that never melted and her spunk and generous spirit. I hope you are taking care of yourself and carrying on with your grandchildren.

jonathan fraser

April 23, 2012


You worked with my sons, Ian and James, for several months. Your care and compassion have permanently impacted our family for the better.

I spoke once your wife once, recently, at length and we enjoyed an open and thoughtful conversation about relationships and care for children, especially boys.

We are saddened by your loss and can only offer joy in knowing, honoring and celebrating the life that you two enjoyed together.

The Frasers, Jonathan, Ian and James (Richmond)

Daliane Brown Fulgham

March 10, 2012

Dear Skip and family,
The news of Jon's passing is so sad. She was such a wonderful vibrant caring woman. We had many great conversations back in the "old days". She will be missed by many.

John Cox

March 10, 2012

My deepest sympathy goes out to each and every one of the family.I am sorry I could not be there in person to hug each one of you. While the beach will not be the same or as bright, the sky and stars will be! Her friendship and spirit will be greatly missed by me and many others.

Linda Largen- Tavares

March 9, 2012

I will be forever touched by Jon as she helped me during a very difficult time in my life. Her skill and compassion at reaching and touching the heart were a real gift. I am so grateful that our paths crossed. I know she will continue to live in the hearts of the many lives she touched. Peace I pray for you Skip and family. Jon was truly a remarkable woman.

Cece Stevens

March 6, 2012

Dear Skip and family,
It was very sad to read about Jon's passing. At your 25th HHS reunion you both looked so happy and she looked as beautiful as she did when we were all in high school. You and your children and grands have her life, light and love to share and keep in your hearts.
Cece Davis Stevens, Henrico, VA

Donna Pynchbek

March 5, 2012

Dear Skip, I was fortunate to be able to reconnect with Jon at several High School dinners last year. I know that at these times words seem inadequate, but I want you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Her amazing spirit was an inspiration to us all.

Very sincerely,
Donna Pynchbek

Jill Sweeney

March 4, 2012

Skip and Family,
Although I did not know Jon, my thoughts are with you and your family, as you often spoke of her, your children and grandchildren. I am very sorry for your loss; Jon sounds like she was a strong and wonderful woman. Your life examples were a great help to me during a difficult time.

Richard Niedermayer

March 4, 2012

Dear Skip and Family,
I was so sorry to read of Jon's death. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these difficult times. I am grateful to have known her as a part of the Southampton and Bon Air community, our swim team days and our high school days together. I especially remember days at the Pony Pasture and really enjoyed her articles reliving the history of such. May God give you and your family comfort and bring you peace.

Martha Gibby

March 4, 2012

Jon was a prayer warrior. Those of us at Salisbury Presbyterian Church, who prayed for and with Jon gained strength ourselves with each prayer. Jon knew the meaning of life and the meaning of death and feared neither. Her spirit was constantly with her precious family, and still is today. Those who reached out to Jon gained fortitude and strength themselves, plus insight in an unfailing faith. We mourn Jon's graduation into a new life, but we will miss her, for in sharing her struggle, she gave others strength and the ability to look for seeds of hope. Is a privilege to pray for Jon and a privilege to pray for her family. Godspeed Jon.