Nancy Taylor Jones

Published 4:46 pm Friday, November 8, 2019

Nancy Taylor Jones was called home on November 8, 2019, after a valiant battle with cancer. Nancy was a native of Elizabethton and remained there to raise her family her entire life.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, James Paul Jones Sr.; her parents, John R. and Irene W. Taylor; and sister, Roma Jean Taylor.
Nancy was a graduate of Happy Valley High School. She made long-life friendships there which she continued to enjoy throughout her life. She spent 34 years working for United Telephone Company in Elizabethton. She was blessed with many friendships through work and to be able to retire at an early age to spend time with family.
Nancy embodied the true meaning of faith, family and love during her life. She attended Big Springs Church of Christ and rarely missed a service until her illness. She loved worshiping and spending time with her church family. She especially loved cooking meals to share during church events. She would also attend other women’s Bible study groups to further her faith. Nancy adored her family and cherished time either by sharing a meal, taking a girl’s shopping trip or just talking. She was always thinking of others and putting their needs first. She demonstrated her servants’ heart and love for others by cooking meals, phone calls and visits to friends and family in need.
Survivors include her son, James P. Jones Jr. (Susie Conner); daughter, Angela Harkleroad (Randy); two granddaughters, Haley and Isabella; brother, Robert Taylor; and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the special friends and family who blessed her life with calls, cards, food and prayers. You were truly a blessing to her and us. A special thank you to Caris for the wonderful care during this time.
The family will have a celebration of life service at 1 p.m. Monday, November 11, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. David Tysinger and Mr. Glen Layfield, ministers, officiating. The Eulogy will be given by Randy Harkleroad and Clyde Carter. Graveside services will immediately follow the ceremony at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Randy Harkleroad, Jimmy Taylor, Lynn Taylor, Bill Taylor, Glen Shaw and Ronnie Wampler. Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie Taylor, Jack Cole, Steve Hayes, Les Cole, Phil Wampler, Eddie Glenn, Barry Glenn and members of the Class of 1958, Happy Valley High School. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Big Springs Church of Christ in Elizabethton. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website at
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Jones family.

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