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Theodore M. "Ted" Jones, 81, of Stafford County died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Hughes Home.
Ted was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Emmett and Mary Elizabeth Jones, and his brother, Robert Emmett Jones Jr.
Survivors include his brother, James L. Jones of Fredericksburg, and his children, Ellen Mason Cunanan and her husband, Steve, and their children, Zachary and Caroline of Newtown, Pa., James Phillip Jones and his wife, Heather, and their children, Cole, Ryan and Campbell of Williamsburg and Stephen Aldridge Jones and his wife, Karen and their daughter, Darby, of Chesapeake; his sister, Patsy Chewning and her husband, Stanley of Rockford, Ill., and their children, Stanley Jr. and his wife, Betsy and their children, Daniel, David and Sara of Woodbridge, Ill., and Todd Chewning and his wife, Becky from Rockford, Ill.
Upon graduation from James Monroe High School in 1949, Ted began working in the family grocery store, W. D. Jones and Brothers, and along with his brother Bobby, operated the business until Bobby's death in 1979. Ted was well-known by all his customers for his pleasant manner and courteous service. Ted then worked at Fredericksburg Hardware and remained there until it closed in 2004.
A longtime fan of the New York Yankees and Washington Redskins, Ted was a member of the Fredericksburg Baptist Church where he served as a co-chairman of the church ushers for almost 30 years. He was known as "The Man By the Door" for his many years as greeter and operator of the church elevator. His love and kindness was appreciated by the church membership as many of them helped him celebrate his 80th birthday.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.
A service will be held at
In lieu of flowers, contributions should be submitted to Fredericksburg Baptist Church, 1019 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, Va., 22401.
Online guestbook is at covenantfuneralservice.com.