Grace Lynn Jones

Born in Gainesboro, TN on July 8, 1924

Departed on December 9, 2013 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Grace Lynn Jones Age 89 born July 8, 1924, died December 9, 2013. She is survived by her son, Mike Jones (Jackie) of Hendersonville, TN. and her daughter, Dottie Sue Jones Willis (Wayne) of Louisville, KY. Left to cherish her memory are five grandchildren: Damon Willis (Melissa), Justin Willis (Kerry), Todd Jones; Lauren Jones Long (Chad); Carden Willis (Courtney). She leaves behind nine great-grandchildren: Jackson, Gracelynn, Wyatt, Clark, Campbell, and Abilene Willis; and Shelby, Addison, and Hayden Long.

Born in Gainesboro, TN., Grace Jones was preceded in death by Charles William Jones, her husband of 69 years; her parents, Dillard and Jenny Sue Lynn, and her brother, Troy Lynn. She is survived by one brother, General Clyde Lynn, of Morehead City, NC, as well as a loving niece and four nephews. She was a member of Riverside Drive Church of Christ. She served as president of the Inglewood Elementary School PTA and retired from the Tennessee National Guard Armory. A graduate of East Nashville High School, Grace also attended Watkins Institute, where she developed skills in children’s sewing and Southern cooking that her family will always remember. She was the wind beneath the wings of the Jones family, a caring listener and smiling supporter. She was the epitome of grace who showered boundless love and selfless generosity upon each of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

A Life Celebration will be held 12:00pm Friday at Hendersonville Funeral Home with Billy Akin officiating. Burial will follow at Hendersonville Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 5:00pm – 8:00pm Thursday & 11:00am – 12:00pm Friday at HENDERSONVILLE FUNERAL HOME 353 Johnny Cash Pkwy Hendersonville, TN 37075 (615) 824-3855

10 Comments to Grace Lynn Jones

  1. Rosie Young says:

    Dottie, thoughts, prayers and love are being sent to you and your family. Beautiful mother and beautiful family. Eternal blessings upon your mother and may God’s love and grace guide Grace home. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care.

  2. Debbie Femi says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. What a wonderful role model your mother was. Memories cannot be erased and I know you have many to cherish. God bless you and your family.

  3. Diane Kirkpatrick says:


    From your many loving comments at Book Club I know how much your mom and dad meant to you and to your sons. I recall Wayne saying they were the perfect grandparents. I pray for God’s blessings and peace to comfort you as you grieve. Your friends care about you.

  4. Elizabeth Dinkins says:

    Your mother sounds like a wonderful woman, Dottie–an inspiration for creativity, resilience, and love. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May peace and love be with all of you.

  5. Kevin Thomas says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your mom. She sounds like a lovely person. Peace for her and to you and your family. You are all in my thoughts.

  6. John Sizemore says:

    I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. It immediately caused me to reminisce of my mother. I must say the words in describing your mother resonated so closely words I would say about my mother. I think it is just the nature of our moms; wonderful, thoughtful, compassionate, nurturing, and on and on. This is what a mother is about and it certainly sounds like your mother was no different and even just a bit more special.

    My thoughts are certainly with you.

  7. Alice Stewart Shehane says:

    Dottie Sue, I’m so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. My mom is 102 and I will be spending Thursday with her (it’s her birthday.) I will try to come to visitation or the service on Friday, but in case I can’t, I want you to know that you and your family will be in my prayers.

  8. JOYce says:

    May the promise of God’speace and comfort pour down on you and your family! Our prayers will follow you on the days to come!

  9. Sally Wise Meador says:

    Dottie Sue,

    I was so sorry to hear about the death of your mother. She was always such a sweet lady. I was out of town and not able to come to the funeral home, but I will keep you in my prayers. My mother passed away a few years ago, and I know what you are going through. Bless you.

  10. Suzanne Koch Harrington says:

    Dottie Sue,

    My computer has been down for nearly a month, fixed today, and I have just seen Linda’s email about your mother. I am sorry to hear she is gone and regret that I did not get to visit with her. I think of you and Mike often. Give him a hug for me. Blessings to your family.

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