Beatrice “Bea” Clifton Jones passed away peacefully at Johnston Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at the age of 88. A resident of Damascus, Va., Beatrice was born April 15, 1933, in Abingdon, Va., to the late Paul and Effie Clifton.
A lifelong member of Abingdon Baptist Church, and an active member of her Ladies Circle, Beatrice had a love for life that was only rivaled by the love for her family, created with her soulmate and best friend of 70 years, James “Jim” Jones. She was a volunteer at the Washington County Fairgrounds and enjoyed gardening and porch-sitting on their Breezy Hills Farm or visiting their favorite family getaway spot at Sunset Beach, NC.
Bea left a great legacy to cherish her memory, including her husband, James Jones, daughter, Reda Jones, granddaughter, Hannah Bush, and husband Bart, grandson, Nathan Farmer and wife Leah, three great-grandsons, Braylen, Isaac, and Emory, one great-granddaughter, Madelyn, three bonus great-grandchildren, Gavin, Marley, and Jameson, special niece, Patsy Akers and husband, Jimmy.
Beatrice was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Effie Clifton, brother, Mac Clifton, and two infant daughters, Maricia Jan and Teresa Cheryl Jones.
Visitation will be held at Abingdon Baptist Church on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at 1:00 PM, with funeral services at 2:00 PM., with Pastor Bill Bryan officiating. Committal services to immediately follow at Knollkreg Memorial Park mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Penny F. Garrett Sarcoma Foundation or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Frost Funeral Home & Cremation Services is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Jones.