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Barbara Boyd Jones


Barbara Boyd Jones, 88, a lifetime resident of Granville County passed away Thursday, June 4, 2020 at Maria Parham Medical Center after a long battle with COVID-19.

A native of Granville County, she was the daughter of the late Roy Benjamin Boyd and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Woodlief. She was a member of Peace’s Chapel Baptist Church. She worked in accounting, as well as home health with terminally ill children and as an LPN at Granville Medical Center.

Surviving are two daughters; Alice Jones Crowder (Jimmy) and Dorothy Jones Hicks, two granddaughters; Amanda Reese and Jennifer Crowder, a grandson Patrick Crowder and a sister; Joyce Boyd Wilkins (Roy) two great-grandsons; Brandon Tyler Crowder and David Reese Crowder, a great-granddaughter; Hailey Renee Crowder and many nieces and nephews that she treasured. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred D. Jones and a grandson Brandon Gregory Crowder.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 pm Sunday, July 5, 2020 in Peace’s Chapel Baptist Church by Rev. Bruce Brooks.


  • Gwyn and Vince Cardillo Posted June 5, 2020 3:50 pm

    She will be greatly missed by her family and community. She has gone to a better place that she richly deserves surrounded by all her loved ones that have gone before. Please give everyone our love. We look forward to seeing you again Aunt Bob.

  • Joni DeCosimo Posted June 5, 2020 4:17 pm

    Her faithful daughters Alice and Dorothy and grand children are in my thoughts. I will miss her!

  • Wade and Sandy Woody Posted June 5, 2020 6:37 pm

    A wonderful lady who was a Godsend to our family when my son, Trey was born with medical issues. She was not only his nurse but a great lifelong friend to our family. We know she is in heaven still looking after Trey. She will be truly missed.

  • Jane Lloyd Posted June 5, 2020 7:50 pm

    I am so sorry about Barbara’s passing. Dot Love you and your family. Prayers for all of you.

  • Kathy Boyd Posted June 5, 2020 8:38 pm

    Dot and the entire family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his loving arms around you all in this difficult time. Prayers and thoughts for you.

  • Debbie Kienzle Posted June 5, 2020 9:55 pm

    Aunt Bob you will always be the Matriarch of Cannady Mill and Joe Hamme. I am so very sorry you were alone during this horrific period of your life, but really you weren’t alone, God was right there and still is right there with you. Fly High my beloved Aunt and I know we will see each other again. Oh by the way Alice ,aunt Joyce and I had Chocolate pie in your honor. Dont be jealous we saved you a piece!! With loving thoughts and memories. I love you!

  • Rhonda Miller Posted June 5, 2020 10:29 pm

    Aunt Bob “you’re one strong lady my friend” RIP and we will see each other again To the family and friends I send my Love,Sympathy and Prayers. You’ll be missed. Love You always Aunt Bob. ❤😊

  • Cynthia and Family Posted June 5, 2020 10:35 pm

    Aunt Bob you will be missed! You had a heart of gold and I’ll cherish the memories I have with you. You no longer have any pain or sufferings and your now dancing in the sky! You may be gone now but you will never be forgotten, love you always!

  • Carolyn and Craig Morford Posted June 5, 2020 11:18 pm

    Bob was a wonderful neighbor and friend. Loved her and all her family as if they were mine. Spent many hours with all of you. Love you all.

  • Kimmi Dawn Jasensky Posted June 5, 2020 11:26 pm

    We will miss you Aunt Bob. May our love and memories help us celebrate your life. All my love to Alice and Dot.

  • Ferrell Newton. Henderson NC Posted June 6, 2020 11:59 pm

    Deepest condolences to you all. Mrs. Jones was a great lady who demonstrated genuine love for her family and community. May good memories sustain you and the peace of God comfort you during this difficult time.

  • Angela and family Posted June 7, 2020 11:26 pm

    We love you Aunt Bob and will miss you. I know you are in heaven with all who have gone on before us. Watch over those you’be left on this earth. It must be a joyous reunion!

  • Cathy Freeman Posted June 8, 2020 2:01 am

    I have fond memories of time spent with Aunt Bob and Uncle David- camping, fishing, at the coast, White Lake & Cherokee. Memories that will last forever!!

  • Lynn Forsythe Posted June 9, 2020 1:21 pm

    We will miss you dear cousin. You were a blessing to our family. Love and prayers to all.

  • Michael Arnold Posted June 9, 2020 5:47 pm

    I first met Barbara Jones during the hazardous waste incinerator protest thirty years ago. I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who was as disciplined, courageous, hard working and fierce a fighter than Barbara. She never stopped until it was over and the battle won. You could always count on her to show up (many times with her husband David and daughters Dot and Alice in-tow). I always enjoyed stopping in for some of her great home cooking as well as sharing our old ‘war’ stories when I was passing through. RIP Barbara, You were one special lady. (

  • Susan Lyon Posted June 9, 2020 7:38 pm

    Mrs. Jones is one of the nicest lady I ever met! She and her husband were the best landlords. When Tony and I met, we rented her mobile home. They were there whenever you needed them. This was about 18 years ago.. We had an ice storm one winter and Barbara had Penny’s open up and went and got a kerosene heater so we would stay warm. My she, David and her grandson, dance and sing in Heaven!

  • Jaima Teasley Posted June 9, 2020 8:42 pm

    I had the privileged of working along side Barbara for many months during the hazardous incinerator fight. She left a lifetime impression on me with her strength, courage and persistence. She did what she did for the love of her family and her community in an effort to keep them safe. . I considered her a true warrior of the people. May she rest in peace and know she is not forgotten .

  • Jimmy Posted June 9, 2020 11:44 pm

    Bob and David ,y’all welcomed me into your home! (Against you’re beliefs) for that I’ll always be greatful!! Thank you both for everything you have done for me and taught me ! Y’all are two of the strongest people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing! May the angels carry you to the heavens to be amounst your family and friends that have passed before! So y’all may have an enjoyable time looking over and watching after those of us here that will love you I unconditionally till it is our time to be with y’all once again!!!

  • Anonymous Posted June 10, 2020 2:21 am

    Such a special lady. Prayers for this family that they will have the faith in Jesus that they need to carry them through these times. No more suffering. Glad to have known her and thankful for the memories.

  • Joyce Posted June 10, 2020 6:18 pm

    This best expresses what I saw in my sister all her life. It is more blessed to give than receive Matthew chapter 25 verses 32-40.. You were so special to me….miss you so much!

  • Charlene B Medley Posted June 21, 2020 7:00 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I can remember her in the stands at Brandon and Patrick’s ball games. She was feisty. Barbara was a tough cookie. I will miss her.

  • Ella ‘ Lori ” Goulet Posted June 23, 2020 3:59 pm

    Barbara, became a dear friend and I will miss her greatly ! My thoughts & prayers are with Alice, Dot, and all the family .She loved and cared about everyone of you and there was nothing she would not do for any one of you ! She will always live on in the memories of all of those who loved her . We will see her again one day .Praise God !

  • Lori Adams Posted June 23, 2020 4:00 pm

    Thinking of your Alice, Jimmy, Patrick, Dot, and the rest of the extended family. My heart breaks for your loss and know I’m always here for you guys. I’ve had some great conversations with Barbara and I know she truly loved me and always welcomed me into her home. Love you guys!

  • Lori Forsythe Posted July 2, 2020 10:50 pm

    What a sweet lady! I use to work with her at the nursing home years ago. She was so kind and always smiling. It’s a small world Joyce because I didn’t know she was your sister. Praying for you and your family.

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