Christine Eunice Slappey Jones, 103 years old, passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2020.
She is the mother of Maj. Bobby M. Jones, M.D. USAF Flight Surgeon, Missing-in-Action 11-28-1972. She is preceded in death by her husband Marvin Joseph Jones; brothers and sisters-in-law, Lennick and Lorraine Slappey; George and Opal Slappey; Bascom D. and Juanita Slappey; Donald Slappey; and by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Ralph Eubanks, Nancy and Chris Brice, and Martha and Howard Stripling.
She is survived by her daughter, Jo Anne and Rudy Shirley; grandchildren, Bobby and Tish Shirley, Rhett and Megan Shirley, Chrissie and Trey Coe; great-grandchildren, Mac, Graham, Claire, Ford, Gus and Libby; and by her brother, Joseph (Buddy) and Margie Slappey.
Christine was raised on a farm in Andersonville, Ga. She catered out of her home in Macon for over 30 years and taught many bakery owners all over the southeast. She and her husband Marvin became very involved with the National League of POW/MIA Families in Washington, D.C. shortly after Bobby became Missing-in-Action in South Vietnam.
Services will be held at First Baptist Church in Dalton, Ga. on Saturday, Feb. 29, at 11 a.m.
Family will receive friends from 9-11 a.m. in the church atrium.
Visitation will also be held at Riverside Methodist Church in Macon on Sunday, March 1, from 2-4 p.m.
The family requests no flowers be sent but donations may be made in Christine’s honor to: National League of POW/MIA Families, 5673 Columbia Pike, STE 100, Falls Church, VA 22041.