The Obituary for Mary Ernestine “Teeny” Kendall Jones (Lee County)


Mary Ernestine “Teeny” Kendall Jones

Mary Ernestine “Teeny” Kendall Jones was born on August 17, 1943 and passed away February 18, 2021.

Tenny is survived by her son Benjamin Jones & wife Chrissy Jones; her daughter, Kathryn Strickland & husband Benjamin Strickland, as well as her sister, Marcheta “Keeta” Kendall; Her best friend of many years was Clara Ogletree, and she remained congenial with her former spouse, Stanley Jones, the father of Benjamin & Kathryn. An animal family member, the last of many, is Lulu, a Shi-Tzu, also survives her.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon at Auburn United Methodist Church Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

A Memorial Service will be held at Auburn United Methodist Church on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 12:00 Noon.

Teeny Jones conquered severe childhood asthma and spent her adult life as a Registered Dietician, first working with the underserved rural poor of central Alabama, later as a well-jonmrespected member of the EAMC Nutritional Services staff. She was an open advocate for the dignity and humanity of AIDS patients in a time and place where that was controversial. She was known for her gentleness, her compassion and her integrity. She was a survivor of childhood traumas, and raised her own family in a safe, loving home filled with unconditional love. She shared her love of animals, nature, music and books with her children. She was a good friend, a successful professional, and a great mom. Her light touched thousands in many different ways, and in turn those lights are still touching others, a gentle flame that continues to show this suffering world a path of Love, Kindness, Reason and Empathy. Her life was shortened by lifelong tobacco addiction, and she passed before her family was ready to say goodbye. She was a fervent, well-nigh fanatic follower of Auburn University Football. The only time her family ever heard her utter curse words was during AU games, at least once every Iron Bowl 🙂 War Eagle, Mom.

Frederick-Dean Funeral Home of Opelika, AL is directing.