ALBANY -- Elizabeth Griffin Jones, 84, died Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Saturday January 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Hines Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 408 North Madison Street. Rev. Kenneth McMillan will officiate. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery.

Elizabeth was born in Albany, Georgia on February 14, 1928 to Jimmy and Willie Mae Griffin.

She was educated in the Dougherty County School System and graduated from Madison High School in 1945. She is a 1950 graduate of Albany State University and gave 34 years to the teaching profession at Carver Junior High and Radium Springs Middle Schools. She was a member of many clubs and organizations and was a very active member of the Albany State Alumni Association and Georgia Retired Educators. She was inducted into the Albany State University Hall of Fame, and also was a member of the Les Charmette Club and the Hollyetts.

Until her transition, she was a faithful and dedicated member of the Hines Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, diligently serving on the Stewardesses' Ministry and the Women's Missionary Society, as an usher and was an avid member of the Christian Methodist Women's Fellowship Church School Class.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband William G. Jones and a son Michael Jones. She leaves to cherish her memories her children, William G. "Pumpkin" (Patricia) Jones Jr.; Glynnis L. Sibley and Wyndolyn J. (Charles) Edwards all of Albany, three sisters, Janice (Richard) Blount and Alice Smith of Jacksonville, Florida and Ruth Gaines of Albany, Ga; brothers -in-law, Arthur L. Jones (Marguerite) of Chicago, James D "JD" Jones, and Arthur Lee Jones, both of Albany, sisters-in-law, Mary Hines of Albany and Johnnie Mae Griffin of Atlanta, a God-brother, Ed Lyons of Columbus, Georgia, 15 Grandchildren, 23 Great Grand Children, 3 Great- Great Grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

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The family will receive friends at 1008 West Lincoln Avenue.

Poteat Funeral Home

Albany 229/436-3615