Mrs. Ellen “Jitter” McVey Jones, 74, of Green Road, passed away Tuesday afternoon, April 8, 2020 at her home. She was the daughter of the late Lincoln and Myrtle Broughton McVey born on January 28, 1946 at Woollum.
Jitter was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed deer hunting, fishing and ginsenging.
In 1961, she united in marriage with Raymond “Shinebug” Jones and to this union six children were born.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Marietta “Rita” Smith; two sisters, Bertha Sprinkles and Martha McVey; two brothers, Jeffery McVey and Lincoln McVey Jr.; a sister-in-law, Christine McVey and a brother-in-law, Donnie Keene.
Survivors include her loving husband, Raymond Jones of Green Road; five children, Michael Jones and wife, Linda, of Corbin, Lynn Hoskins and husband, Jerry, and George Jones and wife, Betty, all of Green Road, Virgil Jones and wife, Threesa, of Barbourville and Tabatha Hoffman and husband, David, of Cranes Nest; siblings, Brenda Buell and husband, Danny, of Jarvis, Florene Beagan and husband, Joe, of Michigan, Lela Hacker and husband, R. V., of Tedders Creek, Agnes Keene of Green Road, Randy McVey of Scalf and Virgil McVey of Barbourville; 16 grandchildren, Tonya, Robbie, Misti, Christella, Natasha, Brandon, Raylee, Adaline, Rayden, Sadie, Savannah, John Ray, Bradley, Jordan, Jaylen and Nick; a host of great grandchildren; among other loved ones and dear friends.
A private family funeral service will be conducted in the chapel of the Knox Funeral Home Sunday, April 12 with Rev. Owen Smith officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Blevins Cemetery.
Casket bearers will be her family.
A drive-thru visitation will be held at the funeral home Sunday between 12:30 and 1:30 P.M. The family asks that you remain in your cars while driving through.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Bluegrass Hospice Care, Dr. Raju N. Vora, Natasha Johnson and Charles Drury for their loving care.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Knox Funeral Home.
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