Nellie V Jones

January 9, 1926March 11, 2018

Nellie “Nell” Greenway Jones was born in Gainesville, Georgia on January 9, 1926. She passed away on March 12, 2018. A consummate wife, mother and homemaker, Nell was an excellent cook and enjoyed taking care of her family. She was a lifetime member of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs and an accredited flower show judge. She was an avid sports fan who enjoyed watching and discussing football, baseball and golf. Nell was preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years, Backman “Johnnie” Jones and her beloved dachshund “Binky.” Nell is survived by her two children, daughter Virginia Jones Dodd and husband Steve, son Backman Johnnie Jones, Jr. and wife Teresa Thomas. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Tiffany Melovich, Jessica Longwell, Lindsey DeBevoise, Lucy Bowers, Haney Dodd, William Dodd, Maddie Thomas, Niki Thomas and six great-grandchildren, Luke Melovich, Owen Melovich, Ava Longwell, Emery, Drew DeBevoise, Parker Bowers. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, March 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Gardens of Memories in Tampa, FL.


  • Graveside Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Nellie V Jones

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Cathy Madden

March 24, 2018

Dear Johnnie and Jenny Rae,
I just wanted to say that you both have been in my thoughts and prayers these past few weeks. I’m so sorry for your loss but at the same time so happy for Nana’s release to a better place with no pain or worry. No matter the situation it’s so tough losing our parents.....they were our strength, our creator, and best advocate.
I wish you both strength and comfort in the days ahead but rest assured Nana is more than likely driving Papa crazy again!!! 😜
Sincerely, Cathy