Kathleen Jones

Born in Jacksonville, FL on January 28, 1907

Departed on November 13, 2006 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Jones, Kathleen Isabelle Platt, 99, died on November 13 in Nashville, Tennessee. Member of St. George's Episcopal Church, Nashville. She was born in Jacksonville, FL, on January 28, 1907, to William Arthur Platt and Elizabeth Scruggs Platt. She graduated from Florida State College for Women in 1928 and taught for several years in Duval County School System. She then joined the staff of the Episcopal student center, Ruge Hall, at her alma mater in Tallahassee. It was through this church work that she met the Rev. Girault McArthur Jones, Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church Pass Christian, MS. They were married July9, 1935. He was called to be Rector of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in New Orleans, LA, where they moved in 1936. They remained in New Orleans when he became Bishop of Louisiana in 1949 and lived there until his retirement in 1969. They moved to a home they had built in Sewanee, TN and spent 23 years of their retirement there before moving to Richland Place Retirement Center in Nashville in 1993. A gentle, soft-spoken woman, she will be remembered for her kind and gracious manner, her enjoyment of all that her life had given her, and her ability to make and keep friends over many years and around the globe. She was an excellent correspondent and kept up with people from all areas of her life, including girlhood friends. She will particularly be remembered in Sewanee for her bread making and her tatting, a needlework skill learned in childhood and perfected in retirement with snowflake ornaments, one of which was displayed one year on a White House Christmas tree. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband of 63 years, a sister, Hazel Platt Mclellan, brother, Arthur William Platt, and son-in-law, David A. Corey. Survived by two daughters, Virginia Jones Callicott and husband Duncan Callicott of Franklin, TN, Elizabeth Bettie Jones Corey of Knoxville, TN; three granddaughters, Emily Callicott Boylan and husband Thomas J. Boylan, Jennifer Engle Seger and husband Steven E. Segar, all of Franklin, TN, and Elizabeth Bryan Callicot of Portland, OR; five great-grandchildren, Wlliam Girault Segar, Edward Alden Seger, Hannah Catherine Boylan, Kathleen Harley Seger, and Thomas Ayden Boylan, all of Franklin, TN; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. A memorial service will be held at the Chapel of the Apostles of the School of Theology, The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, Monday, December 4, at 1:30 p.m. with burial following in the University Cemetery. Visitation will precede the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana Office of Disaster Response, 1623 7th St., New Orleans, LA 70017 or Caries Hospice. WEST HARPETH FUNERAL HOME 6962 CHARLOTTE PK 615352-9400

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