Allie Smith Jones

- June 6, 2019

Allie Smith Jones, 92, of Roanoke claimed the promise of the Resurrection Thursday, June 6, 2019. She was preceded by her parents, Waller H. and Gladys Epperson Smith; husband, Alton L. Jones, Sr.; daughter, Cathy Juanita Jones; brother, Wendell Smith; and a sister, Bonnie Culler.

Allie was a longtime member of Northview United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She was a former Sunday School Teacher and retired from Eli Lilly. She was a member of the Gideon Auxiliary, and the Lilly Girls. Allie also enjoyed cooking and being with her family and friends. She loved baking cookies for her grandchildren. She could often be found watching college basketball (especially Duke) and Major League Baseball on television. Alton and Allie also loved to travel, prior to his passing.

Surviving are her daughter, Linda Lee (Wallace) Newton; son, Alton L. "Chip" (Michele) Jones; grandchildren, Berkley Newton, Andrew (Julia) Newton, Davis Lee Jones, Paige Jones, Nicholas Jones, Jake Wales and Brady Wales; great granddaughter, Tessa Newton; brother, William H. "Bill" (Claudette) Smith; and sisters, June Martin and Marie Epperson.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorials be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 2019 in Oakdale Cemetery, Mount Airy, NC by the Reverend Buford Jessup. There will be no visitation. Arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home. 540-366-0707