Isabelle Austin Jones

Isabelle Austin Jones, 99 of Warrenton, VA passed away on April 16, 2019 at Countryside Home for Adults, Pratts, VA.

She was born on May 22, 1919 in Vineland, NJ, a daughter of the late Alexander D. Austin and Anna Hunsberger Austin. In addition to her par- ents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Capt. Herschel B. Jones, USMC (Ret.) and her sister, Camille Austin Moss.

Mrs. Jones attended Juniata College in Penn- sylvania. In 1961, following her husband’s retire- ment from the United States Marine Corps, she and her husband moved to Warrenton where he served as Chief of Police for many years until his retirement. She was a beloved piano and organ teacher in our community and served as the

Organist at the Warrenton Presbyterian Church for 28 years and also was the accompanist for the Warrenton Chorale for over 25 years.

She is survived by her children, Deborah J. (Paul) Christensen, Homasassa, FL, Melanie J. Reil, Warrenton, VA, Janet J. Corbin, Reva, VA and Dr. David M. (Pamela) Jones, Hickory, NC; seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

Isabelle practiced a lifetime of selfless devotion to her family, her church, and to her community. A cherished and beloved mother and grandmother, she also loved music and was a popular teacher of many piano and organ students.

She lived her life with a cheerful outward optimism, fueled by a great inner faith and strength of character. Always full of encouragement for others, she was generous with kind words, wise experience, a caring heart, and a welcoming home. Her loss is deeply mourned, but her life was an inspiring example to all who knew her.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 20 at the Chapel (Old Sanctuary) at Warrenton Presbyterian Church. Interment was at War- renton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Warrenton Presbyterian Church.

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