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Zenobia Rolander (Brown) 'Inkey' Jones

April 30, 1955 ~ October 13, 2020 (age 65)

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Zenobia Rolander Brown Jones began her earthly journey on Saturday, April 30, 1955 in Southampton County, Virginia. She was the last of five children born to the parentage of Louis Samuel Brown, Sr. and Erma Rebecca Key of Yale, Virginia.

At an early age, ‘Inkey’, as she was fondly known by many, developed an interest in reading. Every morning, she would read a verse or two in the bible, before going off to school. While still wet behind the ears, she joined Calvary Baptist Church of Yale, Virginia.

During her High School years, Zenobia met the love of her life, James Lawrence ‘Buck’ Jones, Jr. and they united in Holy Matrimony on September 29, 1973. Within their loving union, they welcomed two wonderful children, James, III and Tamara. This marriage flourished for over forty-seven years.

Throughout her wonderful years, Zenobia was an immaculate housekeeper and a dynamic cook, until her health began to fail. She could not only make a pot jump off the stove, but as most would say, they would talk back to you too - Oh that Pound Cake and that Rice Pudding! During Zenobia’s journey, she earned an Associate’s Degree in Accounting from Richard Bland College (Summa Cum Laude) in 1975. After developing a love and ability to compute numbers, she decided to further her education in 1984 receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from St. Leo College in 1986 (Summa Cum Laude). She was employed for over thirty-five years with various positions within the US. Department of Defense; while receiving the Exceptional Performance Rating and Performance Award for six consecutive years. She successfully welcomed retirement on May 10, 2010.

During Zenobia’s pastime, she loved to read mystery or romance novels, cooking - up a storm and enjoying the company of family and friends. Two of her favorite authors were James Patterson and Danielle Steele. On numerous occasions, you could find her either reading a book or watching Lifetime Movie Network. Nothing filled her heart with joy more than being of service to the Calvary Baptist Church of Yale, Virginia, where she held the position as the Chief Financial Secretary. She was also a faithful member of the Missionary Ministry, as well as, the Christian Education Ministry.

“Upon life’s journey, we are given opportunities to plant seeds of goodness, seeds of kindness, and seeds of blessings that bestow our hearts, our work, and our being. For those that sow the fields with loving generosity, so shall they reap the abundant harvest of eternal life.” On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, after an extended period of illness, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, was called home to be with the Lord; while in the serenity of her home. Her seeds are well sown, her service on earth is complete, and she now experiences the victory and triumph of eternal life. She now rejoins those who preceded her in death: parents, Louis and Erma Brown; sisters, Audry Brown, Eva J. Brown and brother, Louis S. Brown, Jr.

Precious memories, Oh how they will forever linger in the hearts of: her loving husband, James Jr. of the home; two wonderful children, James L. Jones III (Sharonda) of Prince George, Virginia and Tamara R. Jones of Petersburg, Virginia; two grandchildren, Matthew Smith of Hampton, Virginia and Jasmine Jones of Prince George, Virginia; one sister, Marilyn Edwards of Washington, District of Columbia; one great-aunt-in-law, Elizabeth Lewis of Jarratt, Virginia; one brother-in-law, Clinton Jones of Bowie, Maryland; four sisters-in-law, Joyce Brown, Rita Plummer, Barbara Cooper-Jones and Kimberly Saunders; a host of special nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.


Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit Mrs. Jones' tribute wall to share memories, extend condolences and to order floral tributes, as sentiments to the family.  


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to the family of Mrs. Zenobia Rolander Brown Jones.

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October 16, 2020

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Knox-High Mortuary, Inc.
568 Halifax St.
Emporia, VA 23847

Graveside Service
October 17, 2020

1:00 PM
Jefferson Cemetery
JARRATT, Virginia 23867

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