Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home

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Shirley Faye Jones

June 18, 1934May 14, 2020

Shirley Masters Jones, age 85, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Carolina Caring in Newton. She was born June 18, 1934 in Marion, NC, she was the daughter of the late Hubert Earl and Della Summy Masters. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Jones in August of 2012. Shirley graduated from Gardner Webb University as well as Appalachian State University earning “Summa Cum Lande” honors. She retired after 25 years as a kindergarten teacher, where her children adored her! She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Frederick; sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Sharon Jones of Moravian Falls, NC, Rusty and Christy Jones of Charlotte, daughter, Robin Jones of Charlotte; three grandchildren, Trevor Horne, Lacie Jones and Mason Jones all of Charlotte; and two sisters, Doris Landrum of Columbia, SC and Jane Wells of Pensacola, FL. A memorial service will be held at Trinity Baptist Church in Newton at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, PO Box 4, Newton, NC 28658.


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Jacquelyn Hendricks

May 23, 2020

Retired 4th grade teacher of South Newton Elementary School, I taught with Shirley for many years. I am so sorry to learn about her death . Her students and fellow teachers loved her. She was always like a ray of sunshine, brightening up everyone’s day . I never say her that she was not smiling. I hope to be at the Memorial service later in the year.

Love, Jackie

Herman & Reidie Eagle

May 21, 2020

We have such fond memories camping with Fred and Shirley with the Carolina Travel Trailer Club. Shirley was always a joy to be around. Our hearts go out to Fred and the Jones family during this time of loss. Herman and Reidie Eagle

Susan Reinhardt

May 21, 2020

Our deepest sympathy and prayers to Fred and the Jones family. Shirley was one of the most kind and loving ladies ever. Her bright smile always lit up the room. She was such a caring, hard working, and devoted educator. The notes that she wrote to my son when he was in kindergarten were so special that I have saved them for many years. I thank God for the gift of Shirley to this world.

Jeana Gladstone

May 21, 2020

I will always remember Aunt Shirley for her stories and her laughter. She was so full of love and life. I know she is laughing with her mother and other loved ones up in heaven now. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this season.
Jeana (Wells) Gladstone

Julie Hughes

May 20, 2020

Dear Uncle Fredrick and family,
We love you and are praying for you during this season of grief. Aunt Shirley was such a wonderfully loving and encouraging person. She supported our mission and prayed for us. We are so thankful. We will all be together one day. May God be with you to comfort you.
Love from Bill and Julie in Thailand

Linda Hamrick Williams

May 19, 2020

Shirley was a wonderful lady. Linda and I were great friends in high school. I remember so fondly Shirley and Fred always welcoming me into their home in Shelby and being so kind. Shirley had such a beautiful smile, bright eyes, and loving nature. Prayers for Fred, Rick, Robin and Rusty and families.

Brian Tiddy

May 18, 2020

Rusty, my thoughts and prayers go out to your family during this difficult time. I love you my man!!

Erin Finney

May 18, 2020

Robin and family, We are so sorry for your lost. You are in our prayers and thoughts at this time. 🙏

Love, Erin and Jerry Finney

Stephen Kirby

May 17, 2020

Dear Fred and family...Judy and I share your loss. Shirley was always such a joy to be around. We will miss her always smiling face when we visit Trinity.

Cathy Kowalczyk

May 16, 2020

Rusty, Christy, Lacie, and Mason,
I know your hearts are hurting and broken, but I want you all to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire Jones family. I will always remember Shirley as the elegant and fashionable woman with the beautiful smile and truly generous heart. Heaven has gained another angel.
Much love,
Cathy Vick Kowalczyk and family


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