Mary Lee Carter Jones

Sunday 25th of February 1934 - Friday 3rd of June 2022

Mary Lee Carter Jones

The family of Mary Lee Carter Jones, age 88, of Lexington KY sadly announces her passing on June 3, 2022 due to complications from a long illness. She was born February 25, 1934 in Danville, Kentucky to Loren and Thelma Bryant Carter.  Mary Lee was known by her family as “Pee Wee” being the youngest of 7 siblings.  Her two  brothers and four sisters predeceased her.  

She attended Danville High School and after graduation attended the University of Miami and the University of Kentucky where she met her husband, J. Douglass Jones.  She married Doug in 1955 and they enjoyed 66 years of marriage together before Doug passed away on April 1, 2022.  

Mary Lee was a devoted mother and is survived by her three children, W.Kenneth Jones (Danielle) of Tallahassee, Fl;  Judith K. Jones-Toleman (Clark) of Lexington; Stephen D. Jones (Laura) of Lexington; and daughter-in-law Laurie Jones of Tallahassee.  Mary Lee was the loving “Memommy to 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren that she adored.  

Mary Lee and Doug lived in several states before returning to Lexington and spent 40 years living in their Lexington home while their family continued to grow. Mary Lee and Doug were long-time members of Pisgah Presbyterian Church, Versailles KY.  She enjoyed many activities including beach vacations, gardening, playing golf, bridge and water aerobics. She was a life-long University of Kentucky athletics fan. She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts. 

A celebration of Mary Lee’s life will be scheduled at a future time. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Pisgah Presbyterian Church


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