Katie P. Jones



Mrs. Katie Pridgen Jones, 85, passed away Wednesday evening, September 6, 2017, at Lenoir UNC Health Care. Born October 27, 1931, she was 5th of five children of Holden and Anna Hart Pridgen. A native and lifelong resident, of Greene County, Katie was proud of her home county and treasured its people. A retired Teacher’s Assistant with the Greene County Schools, she viewed it a privilege to have helped mold young lives. Her strong Christian faith began as a child at Rainbow United Methodist Church where she was active and enjoyed its youth work. As an adult, she became a member of Free Union OFWB Church where she was active in many church ministries and enjoyed serving the church with her talents and creativity.

In addition to her parents, Katie was preceded in death by her husband, Robert T. “Ham” Jones; son, Robert Edwin “Eddie” Jones; and siblings, Beatrice P. Dail and William Pridgen.

Surviving are her children, Kathie Jones Davis and husband, Jimmy of Kinston; Michael Thomas “Mike” Jones and wife, Tammy of Walstonburg, and JoAnna Jones Dail and husband, Tim of LaGrange; daughter-in-law, Jean Flynn J. Bowen and husband, Robin of Snow Hill; brothers, John Robert Pridgen of Snow Hill and Aubrey Pridgen of Texas; grandchildren, Shannon D. Deaver and husband, Jerry of LaGrange, April M. Davis of New York, Blake Jones of Walstonburg, Katelynn M. Jones of LaGrange, Holden Jones of Atlantic Beach, Drew Jones and Anna Robin Bowen, both of Snow Hill; great-grandchildren, Ethan Lane, Taylor Lane, McKayla Carmon, McKenzie Carmon, Alexis Jackson and Addison Jones.

Funeral Services will be held 7 PM Friday, September 8, at the chapel of Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service with Reverends Stephen Prescott and Jonathon Whitford officiating. Committal Services will be held privately.

The family will receive friends on Friday immediately following the service and other times at the Jones residence. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Free Union OFWB Church, 2573 Firetower Road, Walstonburg, NC 27888. Online condolences at www.taylor-tyson.com