Elizabeth “Lib” Park Jones of Lake Wylie, SC (formerly of Charlotte) answered Jesus’ call and passed from this life into Heaven on September 2, 2021. She crossed over peacefully surrounded by her family.
Lib, who was lovingly referred to as “Maw Maw” by her grandchildren, was born February 18, 1921 to Hilbert and Eltha Park. She brought with her a light and love for life. Her memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.
In addition to her parents she was pre-deceased by her beloved husband, James Edwin Jones, her cherished daughter-in-law, Harriett Massey Jones, and her beloved great-grandson, Gavin Slade Jones.
Lib married the love of her life, “Jim,” on May 21, 1939. Lib and Jim shared 55 beautiful years of marriage together. They embraced their years together enjoying their family, running their family-owned textile business, playing golf, dancing and traveling. Jim and Lib spent many years living and entertaining at The Carlton on Queens Road. They also enjoyed many years entertaining with family and friends at their home in Withers Cove on Lake Wylie.
Lib lived her life to the fullest and truly enriched the lives of those around her. Her heart was always open to her family and she leaves a legacy of love and faithfulness. She had a wide circle of friends and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Lib always had a smile on her face and was a treasure to those around her. Lib recently celebrated her 100th birthday and was surprised with a birthday parade of family and friends and was also honored as a Centenarian by Governor Henry McMaster of South Carolina.
Lib is survived by her sons, Robert Park Jones (companion Diane) and Richard Joel Jones (Jane). Her grandchildren were her greatest treasures in life, Robert Park Jones Jr. (Tawnya), Ashleigh Jones Allessio (Paul), James Edwin Jones (Kathryn), Richard Joel Jones Jr., and granddaughter-in-law Renay Jones, as well as her great grandchildren Kennedy Grace Jones, Alexa Faith Jones, Leah Hope Jones and Prestan Alexander Jones.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home, 4820 Charlotte Highway, Lake Wylie, SC 29710. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home, 4820 Charlotte Highway, Lake Wylie, SC 29710. A private interment for family will follow at Sharon Memorial Park Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Gavin Slade Jones Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, c/o BB&T, PO Box 5311 (585 Nautical Drive), Clover, SC 29710 or Levine-Dickson Hospice House, 8919 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28210.
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