Nancy Frances Johnson Jones


A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2022 in memory of the passing of Nancy Frances Johnson Jones. A program of remembrances, music, and persimmon pudding will begin at 11 a.m. at The Lamb’s Chapel, 415 Roxboro Road (Hwy. 49 North), Haw River, NC 27258. Pastor Ken Smith and Minister Debra Chandler will preside. Music will be sung by collective family and friends with time provided to those who wish to share personal stories.

Frances, known to family as Shorty or Frankie, was born in 1938 in Chatham County to parents Nancy Moody Johnson and James Dewey Johnson. She was the devoted wife of the late Thomas Winfred Jones, the love of her life. She is survived by their daughter, Janet, several cousins, in-laws, nieces and nephews and their spouses and children.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, James William Johnson (surviving wife, Nadine Lane Johnson) of Staley, NC, Elmer Douglas Johnson of Las Vegas, NV, and Baby Boy Johnson of the home in Bonlee, NC; sisters Annie Marie Thomas of Broadway, NC, Mary Dell Smith of Bear Creek, NC, their loving spouses; and several nieces, nephews, and a grandnephew.

Also left to cherish memories are the friendships and acquaintances made during many decades as a resident of Alamance County, NC. She will be remembered for her love of God’s creation, notably family, flowers, dogs and birds. And her fervent love for our country and it’s military sons, daughters, and their families. She was loved by many for her ability to comfort with a consoling or encouraging word, a helping hand, a shoulder to lean on, and the benefit of her personal faith in God, his son Jesus, and His Holy Spirit. To truly know her was to know that she cared and loved all. For these, and her “spunk”, she will be missed and not soon forgotten.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honor to a charity of your choice. She was especially fond of supporting men in addiction, women and families in crisis, and animal rescue groups.

Condolences may be offered online at or to the family at POB 1232, Graham, NC 27253.

Cremation arrangements entrusted to Piedmont Cremation & Funeral Service of Graham, NC.

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