Elizabeth Frances Jones

June 26, 1934October 22, 2013
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Elizabeth Frances Jones of Williamsburg, Virginia, passed away on October 22 after a brief, but difficult bout with pancreatic cancer. She was 79 years old. She was born on Staten Island, NY, as Elizabeth Frances Hunter. She graduated with honors from Albany State Teachers College in New York in 1954. She was then awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and spent a year studying and traveling in Italy. From 1956 to 1959 she was a graduate student in Classics at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, attaining a PhD in spring of the latter year. At Chapel Hill she also met and married Julian Ward Jones, Jr., a native of Fredericksburg, Va., and a fellow student of the Classics. In 1961 she came with her husband to Williamsburg when he obtained a position as a professor at the College of William and Mary. A few years later she embarked on a long teaching career at Christopher Newport College (now Christopher Newport University), retiring in 2001. She is survived by her husband, Julian Ward Jones, Jr.; two sons, Gordon Bradford Jones of Falls Church, Va, and Douglas Ward Jones of Williamsburg. Also by one daughter-in-law, Presie Supremo Jones, and two grandsons, Xavier Jones and Zachary Jones, all of Williamsburg. A funeral service will be conducted at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg, Va. 23188, on Sunday, October 27, at 3PM. Flowers may be sent to this address. Notes of condolence may be left for the family at


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Maria Teixeira

November 9, 2013

I came across this notice and felt I needed to give my deepest sympathy. It has been many many years, but I still think of you all with fondness. Your generosity will always be remembered. I hope your memories bring you peace at this difficult time. Much love to you.


November 6, 2013

Professor Jones--Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. I am sorry to be so late with this. Just found out from the Med Soc newsletter. Hoping to see you on the 16th. --Si vales, valeo. Raymond Cormier

October 30, 2013

Dear Ward, Gordon and Douglas, We've been out of touch for a long time, but I wanted to express my deepest sympathy to you all. I was so sorry to hear about Liz' passing. I always enjoyed her quick wit, great sense of humor and gift for telling a good story. She was a very special lady and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. With love, Lynn (Hunter)

Lily Panoussi

October 29, 2013

Dear Ward, Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Liz was quite a lady; I will always remember her sharp wit, her love for Latin and Italy, and her zest for life. I will never forget that she loved to speak Latin at the parties! and I've always thought that the epitome of marital bliss must be when the couple still likes to read Latin together after so many years together. We hope that your many memories of her will keep you comfort at this difficult time.

Travis Hall

October 28, 2013

My deepest condolences. It was a joy to be in her classes. She will be missed

David Winn

October 28, 2013

Liz was a special teacher with a passion for sharing. She will be missed sorely. I hope that it is a comfort for her family to know how much she was appreciated by her students and colleagues.
David Winn (Fredericksburg, VA)

Micheal Iannuzzi

October 28, 2013

Ward,Gordon and Doug,
Words are hard to express my sorrow for the loss of Liz. It is shocking and upsetting to accept her passing. She is a person I have known my entire life and she will be very much missed. At least we all know that she doesn't have to suffer through a terrible disease for long periods of time. Please know that my families thoughts and prayers are with you and we hope you will get through this difficult time. Look forward to seeing you at Thanksgiving.
Mike Iannuzzi and family.

October 27, 2013

Liz was one of the first people I met and worked with at CNU. Her students always praised her courses and her. My condolences to her family. Mario D. Mazzarella

Cheryl Mathews

October 27, 2013

Liz was always a delight to be with and an admirable colleague. She was especially helpful to me when I first joined the CNC faculty. Please accept my deepest sympathies.

Elizabeth Carter

October 27, 2013

Dear Doctor Jones
Doctor Elizabeth Jones will be missed by all at Williamsburg Motors. We love her and hope you will find comfort in the days ahead. She will be missed.
Yours Friends