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Amanda Lee Jones, 84, one of the first cooks at Virginia Beach General Hospital

Amanda Lee Jones
Amanda Lee Jones

Amanda Lee Jones, 84, a native of Princess Anne County (Virginia Beach), made her final journey to be with the Lord Monday, July 9, 2018, at home surrounded by her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lela Tyler and Joecephus Etheridge; husband, Dabilet M. Jones Sr.; eight siblings; and one grandson and two great-grandchildren.

She was a faithful member of Morning Star Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Eugene K. Austin. She loved God, prayed for her family every day, and stood on the strong principles and values of the bible. She was president of the Deaconess Board until her health prevented her from serving on the first building fund committee and mistress of ceremonies for numerous programs. She attended Princess Anne Training High School (Union Kempsville High School). She held several positions throughout the city of Virginia Beach including a clothing presser for Snow White Laundry and a home health aid. However, Amanda’s passion was cooking. She worked briefly as a cook for Virginia Beach Public Schools. She was one of the first cooks for Virginia Beach General Hospital. Later, she went to cook for the Virginia Beach City Jail.

Amanda leaves to cherish her memories 10 children; daughters, Vivian Diane Johnson (William), Icarress Gardner, Minister Cynthia Kay Jones (Carvin), Cindy A. Coston, Nikki D. Wheaton, Barrita C. Golden, all of Virginia Beach, and Sandy D. Magee (Sedrick) of Sumrall, Mississippi; sons, Terry L. Tyler (Pauline), Barry A. Coston and Jerry A. Coston of Virginia Beach; 20 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Thaddeus C. Ashby (Lisa) of Nashville, Tennessee; one sister, Dorothy Owens of Virginia Beach; two sisters-in-law, Corine Tyler and Florence Tyler, both of Virginia Beach; along with numerous other family members and friends.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, July 13, at Beach Funeral & Cremation Services Inc., 4456 Bonney Road, Virginia Beach. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m, Saturday, July 14, at Morning Star Baptist Church, 4780 First Court Road, Virginia Beach.

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