Jimmie Lee Jones
was a long time resident of Albuquerque with her husband Robert Davis
Jones who preceded her in death in 2006. Originally from Anson,
Texas she met and married Bob Jones, both from early Texas families.
They moved to Gallup, NM in the early 50’s and finally to
Albuquerque in the early 1960’s. Jimmie lived through some tough
health challenges in her time. An early breast cancer survivor in
the 60’s and finally years of kidney dialysis, she liked to brag
that she was the longest living dialysis patient at Lovelace Clinic.
She was a strong woman and her pioneer stock was very evident.
Jimmie was a resident of
Los Colinas Retirement Village until 2014 when she moved to Frisco,
NC and the home of her daughter, Brenda. Her friends and family were
amazed that she wound up at the beach after spending her life in the
arid southwest! She enjoyed seeing the rain and storms that come with
beach living and the beautiful azaleas, crepe myrtles and camellias.
Jimmie leaves behind three
children and their spouses – Linda and Cleve Pillifant of Palmyra,
Virginia, Joel and Jennifer Jones of El Paso, Texas, and Brenda and
Albert Buciorelli of Frisco, North Carolina. She felt blessed to have
lived to see her children marry and have families. She is survived
by 5 grandchildren – Andrew and wife Tiffany Pillifant, Melissa and
her husband Courtney Whitehead, Jessica, Bobby and Brett Jones and 6
great-grandchildren - Jacob, Lael, Nathan, Ruby, Oscar and Miles.
At Jimmie’s request
inurnment with Bob at Santa Fe National Cemetery will follow at a
Memorial donations can be
sent to American Cancer Society Reach to Recovery Program or American
Kidney Fund for Bioartificial Kidney Research.
Funeral Services, Inc. is entrusted with arrangements.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at
Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. 6917 S. Croatan
Hwy. Nags Head, NC 27959