Lillie Sumner Jones, 92, of Fruitland passed away Sunday, September 5, 2010 at Elizabeth House. A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, she was a daughter of the late Soloman Jefferson Sumner and the late Carrier Huntley Sumner. She was also the wife of the late Gordon Jones who died in 1989. She was a graduate of Edneyville High School, and a member of Fruitland Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Larry Gordon Jones and his wife Janet of Cramerton, NC, Douglas Edwin Jones and his wife Wendy of Flat Rock; three grandchildren, Melissa J. Leonetti and her husband Thomas, Ryan Douglas Jones, Matthew Dawson Jones, a step-grandson, Phillip B. Luther and his wife Christina; a great granddaughter, Anna Marie Leonetti; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be at 2:00 pm Wednesday, September 8, 2010 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Mortuary. Rev. Steven R. Jones will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 pm prior to the service in the chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.