Mrs. Emily Croom Jones, age 74, died Sunday, March 25, 2018, at the Palliative Care Unit of Vidant Medical Center. A native of Greene County, she was born January 10, 1944, the daughter of Herman G. Croom, Sr. and Mattie Edwards Croom.
A 1962 graduate of Greene Central High School, she won a state typing contest and the School Bus Driver Rodeo both her senior year; those accomplishments aided in her securing scholarship money to complete her post-secondary education. In May of 1965, she graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in Business Administration and soon began a teaching career that would span more than forty-four years. During her tenure Emily taught two years at New Hope School in Goldsboro, thirty-two years in the Greene County Schools, and nine years at Greenville Christian Academy.
Her greatest passions were serving her Lord as a pianist for many years at Ormondsville OFWB Church, teaching and nurturing children, and cherishing every moment spent as a grandmother with her only grandchild, Savannah. Simply, she was devoted to her Lord, family, and friends.
Left to cherish Emily’s memory are her husband of 54 years, Julian Jones, Jr; daughter, Caroline Jones Cunningham and husband, Jerry of Walstonburg; granddaughter, Savannah Grace Cunningham, a freshman at UNC Chapel Hill; sisters-in-law, Angela Barger of Abingdon, VA and Leigh Ann Croom of Pikeville; brothers-in-law, Joe Lotts of Abingdon, VA and Mike Shea of Jacksonville; nieces and nephews, David Croom and wife, Beth of Pikeville, Edward Croom and wife, Phyllis of Kenly, Kathryn Farrior and husband, Buck of Pikeville, Julie Amburn and husband, AJ of Houston, TX, Lisa Cole and husband, BB of Jacksonville, David Hawkins of Jacksonville, and George Barger and fiancé, Brittany Pilon of Abingdon, VA; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
In addition to her parents, Emily is preceded in death by her brother, Herman G. Croom, Jr. and sister-in-law, Jean Jones Shea.
Funeral services will be held at 7 PM Thursday, March 29, at Ormondsville OFWB Church. Committal services will follow at 11 AM Friday, March 30, at the Snow Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Thursday evening following the service and other times at the Jones residence in Maury. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to Ormondsville OFWB Church, 3745 Ormondsville Road, Ayden, NC 28513 or Brooks Frizzelle Memorial UMC, PO Box 225, Maury, NC 28554. Online condolences may be made at www.taylor-tyson.com
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Praying for the family. May God give you peace and comfort during this most difficult time. Kenny and Carol McDaniel; Sybil Harris
Submitted by Kenny and Carol McDaniel on Mar 27 2018 07:35:19 PM
Mr. Jones you and your family are in our prayers.Sorry for the loss of your love one.
Submitted by Freddie and Dianne O'Neal on Mar 27 2018 07:24:20 PM
Julian and family, Emily and I shared so many things in life. Our teaching together for so long; planning and performing music at church where she would practice and practice a selection until it was perfect. I loved Emily for her strength and faith and I am so thankful she is finally at peace.
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Mrs. Jones was my favorite teacher of all time. She was kind, patient and had a great sense of humor dealing with us pre-teens. I will always remember her fondly as being an intricate part of my "wonder years". May Jehovah's promise found in Revelation 21:3,4 that soon will come the day of no more death, pain nor tears bring you some comfort.
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Our loving thoughts and prayers and sincere condolences to her family.
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So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for the family.
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