Reverend Doctor Queen Elizabeth Jones Torres of Pleasant Hill, North Carolina was born in Greensville County, Virginia on August 28th, 1946. She was called home to be with the Lord while at Chippenham Hospital in Richmond, Virginia on July 31st, 2023 after a brief illness.
Queen was the daughter of the late Wallace Edgar Jones and Queen Ester Garner Jones who resided in Greensville County, Virginia. She was also the sister of the late James Wallace Jones. She is survived by her only sister, Elsie Louise Jones Meertens (Kenneth), her husband Reverend Cesareo Torres, her children Kimberley Kaye Bevier Royal (Ernest, deceased), Katrina Louise Bevier-Hunter (Tejan), Queen Marie Torres, Pastor Jaime Torres (Gloria), Maria Janette Torres, Magaly Rodriguez (Samuel).
Left to cherish her memory are the grandchildren she raised at home: Laura Sadette Ford Williams (Miles), Ernest Alexander Bevier (Hailey), Christopher Alexander Bevier, Devonte O’Neil Peebles, Anthony Wayne Harrison, Jr., Kayrisma Elizmarie Sadette Harrison, Conye’ Maurice Davis, Ky’saan Alexander Bevier, Tejan Hunter, Jr., and Joss Jehari Torres Pass. Queen will also be remembered by grandchildren who loved her from afar: Nakiralee Nichelle Torres (Michael), Jaime Brandon Torres, Valeria Torres, Sarai Torres, Cristina Lee Velez Morgan (Terry), Cristian Joel Andino Torres, Cristopher Brandon Andino Torres, Samuel Rodriguez Jr. (Natasha), Yadiel Samuel Rodriguez (Emely) and Juan Carlos Rodriguez. In addition, she leaves behind a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
Queen attended Greensville County Schools, but continued her education in Newburgh, New York, graduating from Newburgh Free Academy. She attended BOCES Community College in Orange County, New York and attained an accreditation from dental school as a Dental Hygienist. She worked as a Teacher’s Assistant in Newburgh, New York. She was also a Production Inspector and Printer for Star Expansion in Mountainville, New York where she retired after working 27 years. Later in life, she achieved her Bachelor’s Degree, and at the age of 60, she earned her Doctoral Degree (Magna Cum Laude) in Sacred Theology from the Interdenominational Bible Institute in Lawrenceville, Virginia, proving you are never too old to achieve. She also received several recognition awards for her work of service at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Emporia, Virginia where she was ordained and served as an Associate Minister.
Queen enjoyed many things including writing poetry, talking with family and friends, gardening, crocheting, keeping up with fashion and world news, cooking, being a homemaker, watching sports, learning about the history of her people, studying the Bible, serving as a Missionary where she visited the sick and shut in, teaching New Members Classes, Vacation Bible School and Adult Bible Study, being the Sunday School Superintendent as well as attending and supporting the church. She also enjoyed supporting her children and grandchildren during their academic, athletic and career achievements.
Queen had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. She was an amazing leader and a fantastic storyteller. She was tough, fun, sweet, discerning, honest, witty, hard working, strategic, empathetic, extremely intelligent, sophisticated, productive, strict at times, creative, eloquent, joyful, humble, insightful, classy, caring, dependable, loving and responsible. She spoke her mind and was great at execution. She could have a mean streak when disappointed and could be a handful at times. Queen would tell you when you were wrong and would stand up and defend you when you were right. She was a great speaker and preacher. She could light up a room and had a Word to share with everyone. She would do anything for those she loved. She had the biggest heart and will be remembered as a strong woman, who was devoted to the Lord as well as her family, friends and church congregation. She emphasized the importance of education and encouraged all around her to succeed in their desired fields and pursue their Godly purpose in life. Queen is also remembered by those who knew her well as a confidant, encourager, councilor, advisor, second and third mom to many, Soldier for the Lord, Daughter of the King and a Child of the Most High God. In the end, she was a Queen of Hearts.
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