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Janet Jones

August 31, 1948 — June 14, 2023


Janet Sue Neill Jones, age 74 of Cherryville passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2023, at Atrium Health Cleveland.  She was born August 31, 1948 in Cleveland County to the late J.B. and Margie Sisk Neill.  Janet was a lifelong member of First Wesleyan Church in Cherryville.  She was an elementary school teacher for 31 years in Bessemer City.  Janet loved watching sports and was an avid Duke fan.  She knew everyone and if she didn’t know someone, she made it her mission to find out every detail about them.  She loved people and never met a stranger.  Her greatest joy in life was her two precious grandchildren.


Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Thomas E. Jones, Jr.; son and daughter-in-law, Neill and Katie Jones; grandchildren, Jaxson and Kynzie; sister, Beth Sain; brother, Randy Neill and wife, Candace; niece and nephews, Nicole Sain, Jason and Erica Neill, and Kyle Neill; sister-in-law, Jeana Neill; great nephew and niece, Kaiden and Remi.


A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 12:30 PM at First Wesleyan Church with Rev. Mark Poe officiating.  The family will receive friends from 11:00 to 12:15 prior to the service at the church.  


A private inurnment will be held at Cherryville City Memorial Cemetery Columbarium.


Memorials may be made to First Wesleyan Church – AC Fund, 800 N. Pink St. Cherryville NC 28021.


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