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Laura D. Jones peacefully left this world on Sept. 12, 2015 with her family at her side.

She was born in Nashville, Tennessee on Nov. 6, 1913 to Eileen and David Deathridge. Laura was predeceased by her husband Ellis B. Jones, her sister Beffins and brothers David and Walter Deathridge.

She is survived by her son E. Baird Jones and daughter-in-law Pat Bell of Lanexa; grandson Beau Jones and his wife Cara of Raleigh, N.C.; granddaughter Elizabeth Young and her husband David of Weston, Massachusetts; great-granddaughters Ellis, Becket and Reace Jones and Madeline Young; sister-in-law Betty Deathridge; and nieces and nephews.

Laura spent most of her life in Nashville. She was employed by Bell Telephone until her marriage to Ellis in 1938. She was a charter member of Belle Meade Methodist Church and was an active member of the church until 2007 when she moved to Williamsburg to be closer to her son.

Upon arrival in Williamsburg, at the age of 94, she would not hear of moving into a retirement community. Instead she purchased a home in Colonial Heritage where she happily decorated her new home, tended her flower gardens and attended any and all social events offered in the neighborhood.

She especially enjoyed all of her wonderful neighbors on Old Lock Road and her Thursday morning trips to Lowe’s to peruse the newly arrived plants. At the age of 99, she finally turned in her car keys and moved to Spring Arbor where she lived until moving in with her son and daughter-in-law in the fall of 2014.

The family would like to thank BrightStar Healthcare and their wonderful CNA’s Tina, Michele and Linda and Hospice Community Care, especially Katie and Marlena, for the care and compassion shown to Laura in her final year with us.

A memorial service and interment will take place in Nashville, Tennessee.