Lewis Ellington Jones
October 14, 1935 – December 26, 2019
Lewis Ellington Jones, 83 of Phenix City, Alabama passed away Thursday, December 26, 2019. Graveside Services with Masonic Rites will be held at 11:00 A.M. CST (12pm EDT) at Greenwood Serenity Memorial Gardens in Montgomery, Alabama. Lewis was born at Old Hubbard Hospital in Oak Park and was raised in Montgomery, Alabama. He was educated in the public school system of Montgomery, graduating from Forest Avenue Elementary School, Cloverdale Jr. High School and from Sidney Lanier High School in 1954 with a Science and Math Diploma. He is an alumnus of the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University) School of Architecture. He received his letter and Key in Music and was a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia National Music Fraternity. After a short stint in the Army, he settled and set up an architectural practice in Phenix City, Alabama where he and Barbara now reside. Lewis has been active in the civic activities of the area including membership in the Chamber of Commerce and tenures as president of the Rotary Club, as Master of Wilson Williams Masonic Lodge #351 F. & A.M. and as member in the Sons of the American Revolution. Lewis has always been extremely interested in the history of the area and has contributed his time and efforts to the recognition and preservation of its historical aspects. He has worked for many years with the Russell County Historical Commission and with other historical entities. He prepared and submitted for approval the Historic Districts of Phenix City in the late 1970's and they were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 by the U.S. Department of the Interior. He helped establish the Pintlala Historical Association in Montgomery County, Alabama and was a charter member. His applicable family heritage data is on file there. He is the son of the late Benjamin Ellington Jones and Lela Wathan Taylor Jones; other than his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Barbara Aiken Jones, his son, Sean Chandler Jones and sisters, Lela Carroll Jones and Lessie Ruth Deal. Survivors include his sister, Alice Jones Honel (Richard) of Montgomery, AL, nieces and nephews, Charles Franklin Thrailkill (Debbie), Heather Honel Baker (Dusty), Jacob Barrett Honel (Rosee'), Genevieve "Gennie" Elizabeth Honel and numerous cousins.
- Graveside Service Saturday, January 4, 2020