Evelyn Jones, 95, of Wheeling passed away comfortably at home surrounded by the love of her family on August 6, 2022. She lived a wonderful, charmed life. Her personal mantra, one she joyfully lived by, was “keep on moving.”
Evelyn, and her husband, Lambert T. “Red” Jones, founded Red Jones Auto Mart-Fiat, and the Airport Limousine Service, Inc. Evelyn was instrumental to the success of the businesses even as she raised their children.
Near and far she was always on the go with family and friends. Noteworthy is a unique journey of forty days and nights when she and Red made their way on their trawler from Jacksonville, FL, through Lake Okeechobee, the Caloosahatchee River, the Gulf of Mexico to the Tenn-Tom Waterway, then to the Ohio River, and finally to Wheeling. In so many ways their lives together were like this – Captain and First Mate. She was, whenever she needed to rise to the occasion, quite the clever captain. In her retirement years, she wintered in the south Florida sunshine where she loved to walk on the beach. Mickey Mouse had no greater fan than Evelyn, and she paid him many visits.
Evelyn was predeceased by her husband, Lambert T. “Red” Jones.
Left to miss her are her three children, Lambert T. Jones II (Marian), Linda Jones (Diana Harmon), and Jenifer Marshall; her grandchildren, Melissa Lambert Marshall and Tyler Jones.
At Evelyn’s request, there will be no visitation. A private memorial celebration of Evelyn’s life will be in the future. Condolences to the family can be made at www.kepnerfuneral.com.
Arrangements by Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Wheeling, WV 26003 (304-242-2311).
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of our sweet Evelyn, may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Words are inadequate to express our gratitude to Amedisys Home Health and Hospice Services.