Peggy Queen Jones, age 79 of Fernandina Beach, Florida went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 6, 2018.
She was born on March 2, 1939 in Asheville, North Carolina and lived most of her young life in Hoboken, Georgia, where she was the captain of the girl’s basketball team. She married Robert P. Jones on June 6, 1957 and they moved to Fernandina Beach, Florida in 1958.
Her family remembers her as one of the hardest working women you would ever meet and nothing was too hard for her to tackle. Peggy was self employed, owning a cleaning company and also painted houses. She was also a beautician at Beach Beauty Salon for a while and a homemaker.
She is preceded in death by her parents, David and Mabel Queen; her brothers, Jimmy, Johnny, Rex, Mitchell and a sister, Syble.
She leaves behind, Her husband of 61 years, Robert P. Jones; her daughters, Robin Jones and Debby Portier of Fernandina Beach, Florida; sisters, Shirley (Major) Knippers of Nahunta, Georgia and Dorothy (Carroll) Cox of Brunswick, Georgia; sister-in-law, Bonnie Queen of Everett, Washington; grandchildren, Bobby (Gina) Fertgus, Angel Portier and Rowdy Portier all of Fernandina Beach, Florida; four great-grandchildren, Josh, Sarah, Lydia and Bobby.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 am until the hour of service at Oxley-Heard.
Services will be at 11:00 am on Monday, December 10, 2018 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard with Reverend Pat Ennis officiating.
She will be laid to rest in Hoboken Cemetery in Hoboken, Georgia at 3:30 pm later that day with Reverend Hilton Morgan officiating.
The family requests that memorials be made in her name to; Families in Transition (FIT), C/O Nassau County School Board, 1201 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina beach, Florida 32034