Teresa Ann Jones

May 18, 1958 - February 12, 2024
Teresa Ann Jones

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It is with deep sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Teresa Jones, who departed from this world on February 12, 2024. Born on May 18, 1958, Teresa was a beacon of light and strength to those who knew her, and her absence leaves a void that can never be filled.

Teresa was predeceased by her beloved husband, Richard Jones, whom she married in 1973 and cherished until his passing. She was also predeceased by her parents, Pete and Lilar Etchison. Despite the pain of these losses, Teresa remained strong and exuded an indomitable spirit that inspired those around her.

She is survived by her devoted daughters, Dea Smith and Terri Jones, who were the apple of her eye. Teresa will also be deeply missed by her siblings;
Paula Pyle, Jennifer Murdock, Steve Etchison, Jaywill Etchison, Lynette Bright, and Mike Etchison. She also had three grandchildren; Michael Smith, Trey Williams, Sophia Woolard and one great-grandchild Atticus Smith whose lives were forever enriched by her presence.

Known for her love of the beach, tanning, and fishing, Teresa was a vivacious woman who loved life's simple pleasures. She was a great fan of Stephen King's books and found solace and excitement in the pages of his thrilling narratives. Teresa also had a beautiful voice and cared deeply about singing, often sharing her melodious tunes with those lucky enough to hear.

Teresa's favorite color was green - a reflection of her love for life and nature. She was often described as strong, a trait she wore proudly like a badge of honor. She believed strongly in respect and constantly preached the importance of honoring one's commitments and acknowledging the worth of others.

Teresa Jones was a phenomenal woman whose memory will forever reside in the hearts of those who knew her. Her legacy of love, resilience, and respect will continue to guide and inspire her family and friends. Rest in peace, Teresa, till we meet again.

A service to celebrate the life of Teresa will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service, with a potluck-style reception to follow at the same location.

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Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is honored to assist the Jones family.

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, February 25, 2024
2:00 PM

Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Service - Directions
4500 US Highway 264 East
Washington, NC 27889
2529754500

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  • April 02, 2024
    Elizabeth “Doogie” Mason says:
    Teresa was a very special patient that became a very dear friend through the years. I retired 3 years ago and we keep in touch for a while. I am just seeing this today and my heart is broken! What a dear sweet woman she was and I will miss her. I think of her often! What a fighter she was! Love and prayers go with all who knew her

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    Allysen says:
    Atticus never met his great-grandmother, but prayers for all the people whose lives she touched.

  • February 25, 2024
    Gary C Lewis says:
    I am sorry to hear of the passing of Teresa, we and the family go way back, her brother Steve taught me how to play the guitar and we fished a many of times her father fixed some of the best fish stew you ever ate. Loved the whole family, prayers goes out to each and everyone.

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    Sandy Winstead Hadley says:
    Heartbreaking to hear of Teresa passed. I have fond memories are seeing her perform at their practice building and at live shows. Had the pleasure of running lights for her band one New Year's Eve back in the 80s. I'll never forget what a fun time we had that night. Such a beautiful soul, inside and out. She will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of meeting and knowing her. Sending lots of prayers to her family and dear friends. God Bless. Sandy Winstead Hadley

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    Mary Hooks says:
    I used to hang out with Teresa when we were younger. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. She was a wonderful person. Mary Hooks. Weaverville, NC.

  • February 21, 2024
    Mary Hooks says:
    I am so sorry to hear of Teresa's passing. I hung around with her when all of her family had a band. She was an awesome singer. I'm just sorry that I didn't keep up with her. She was a wonderful person. Mary Hooks, Weaverville, NC.

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    Elaine Harrington says:
    Anyone who knew Teresa knows what a stronge person she was. The last years of her life were spent fighting her disease. With each setback, hospital stay. and round of treatment she fought back and tried to enjoy the little extra time it gave her. I admired her courage. I hope she is at peace and suffers no more.