Shirley Edlin Jones

Published 11:04 am Thursday, January 26, 2012

COVINGTON, Tenn. — Shirley Edlin “Miss Shirley” Jones, 65, of Covington, Tenn., passed away on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Covington Funeral Home chapel. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

“Miss Shirley” retired from the Tipton County School System, having spent 19 years, four months teaching at Brighton Elementary School. Prior to Tipton County she taught in Mississippi, including the Vicksburg area, having spent a total of 35 years in her teaching career.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt and attended the Covington Church of Christ.

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She is survived by her husband, John Jones; two sons, Eric Jones of Covington and Chase (Donna) Jones of Manchester, Tenn.; one sister, Linda (Kenneth) Randolph of Atoka; three grandchildren, Walt Jones, Drew Jones and Blake Jones; three nieces, Robyn Randolph, Jessica Randolph and Susan Randolph; one great-niece, Caley Randolph; and one great-nephew, Luke Randolph.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifton and Jean Edlin; one sister, Rita Smith; and one nephew, Todd Randolph.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation or a breast cancer research center of the donor’s choice. Friends may sign an online guestbook at