Frances Jones

Born in Portsmouth, VA on July 8, 1923

Departed on February 11, 2017 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Frances Roberts Jones, age 93 of Hendersonville, peacefully passed away February 11, 2017.  Frances was born July 8, 1923 in Portsmouth, Virginia.  Although preceded in death by her parents, Penelope Macrae Roberts and Calvin Archer Roberts and husband, William Jones, she is survived by their 3 children; Penny Mcwhirt, Bill Jones(Kit), and Tim Jones(Debbi). Frances’ memory will live on as family and friends remember her many talents. Frances was known as an exceptional cook, who was famous for her sensational fried chicken. She was a devoted homemaker with a green thumb, who sincerely enjoyed gardening. Frances was enchanted by bird watching and treasured her collection of pig figurines. However, Frances’ 6 grandchildren; Jennifer McWhirt, Teresa McWhirt(Ken), Scot McWhirt, Amy Vann(Cliff), Hannah Ripani, and Caren McFall(Nathan), 11 great-grandchildren; Sarah McWhirt-Toler(Clay), Amanda Musgrave, Sean Kennedy, Abby Kennedy, Rebecca Vann, Maggie Vann, Cale Vann, Tristan Ripani, Laurel Ripani, and Annabelle & Juniper McFall were her biggest joys.


A Life celebration service will be held in the Chapel of Hendersonville Funeral Home on Friday, February 11, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. officiated by Pastor Heather Harriss. Visitation will be held on the day of the service from 1 p.m. until the hour of service. Interment will be held at Beech Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers donations may be made in loving memory of Mrs. Frances Jones to Highpoint Hospice, 575 East Bledsoe Street, Suite 9, Gallatin, TN 37066.


Hendersonville Funeral Home, 353 E. Main St., Hendersonville, TN 37075, 615-824-3855.

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6 Comments to Mrs. Frances Jones

  1. Ann Houghton
    February 12, 2017 8:35 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

  2. Josie
    February 12, 2017 11:19 pm

    My family and I are very sorry for your loss. We are praying for all of you.

  3. Nannette Martin
    February 13, 2017 3:30 am

    I was thinking about your beloved grandmother just this past evening…wondering how she was, Jennifer. I want you to know that I very much enjoyed seeing her many pictures on social media. Her sweet smile revealed an even sweeter disposition in those pictures and it was easy and wonderful to see just how much you all loved her. Thank you for sharing this most special lady with all of us.

  4. Janita Baker
    February 13, 2017 8:56 am

    My condolences to everyone in Nannie’s family. It was a very special gift to know her these past ten + years; she was such a generous and delightful woman and I always enjoyed my visits with her. She had such a wonderful laugh and she always made sure I had a bag of cookies for my flights home. She loved her family so much and loved sharing photos of everyone with her visitors. She will always have a very special place in my heart.

  5. Marci
    February 13, 2017 3:41 pm

    I just read the obituary and was thinking how fortunate Frances was to have known 11 great-grandchildren, either in pictures or in person, not to mention her wonderful children and grand children. She was blessed!!

  6. Shirley Allen
    February 13, 2017 9:19 pm

    Shane, Braedan and I send our condolences. What a sweet woman. Cherish all of the wonderful memories.

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