Wilma Jones

September 23, 1930 - March 12, 2019
Wilma Jones

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Wilma Jones, 88, of Hendersonville went home to be with the Lord in her sleep on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at her residence. A native of Greeneville, TN, she was raised in Chattanooga, TN and has been a resident of Henderson County for the past 47 years. She was the wife of the late Henry W. Jones and was also preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Thomason and brother, Don Caughran.

Wilma was in the banking industry for a number of years holding various titles from loan officer to branch manager. She was a very active member for many years at First Baptist Church in Hendersonville, including singing solo’s, and as a member of the choir. In her younger years she was very active outdoors hiking with her husband and walking around the neighborhood. Wilma loved to go shopping, especially for shoes. Traveling and working on crossword puzzles were some of her other favorite hobbies. Her most endearing passion was cooking, and she was exceptional at it. She especially enjoyed cooking for gatherings with her family.

Wilma is survived by her daughters, Joy Barker and her husband, Ron, Dianne Cammer and her husband, Kevin and Elaine Smith; son, Dale Jones; grandchildren, Jonathan Barker, Allison McInnis, Andrew Barker, Erin Smith, Jordan Smith, Jenny Barker and Dalton Smith; great-grandchildren; Nora Barker, Mattie Barker, Lindsay Barker, Colton Barker, Maren McInnis, Paisley Barker and Porter McInnis; nephews, Scott Thomason and Ross Caughran; nieces, Roseanne Caughran and Cathy Hamm.

A funeral service will be held at 2pm on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Hendersonville with Reverend Dr. Ron Barker and Reverend Wally Shamburger officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 pm until 2 pm prior to the service at the church.


Saturday, March 16, 2019
2:00 PM

First Baptist Church of Hendersonville - Directions
312 5th Avenue West
Hendersonville, NC 28739


Saturday, March 16, 2019

Shepherd Memorial Park - Directions
5045 Asheville Highway
Hendersonville, NC 28791

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  • March 15, 2019
    Joan Peterson, Orlando FL says:
    I remember sitting with Ms. Wilma in choir for many years as a teenager and college student. I have wonderful memories of The Messiah production. She was so beautiful, both inside and out. She and Henry were the most gorgeous couple! Praying for you all. I wish I wasn’t so far away or I would be there for her service.

  • March 15, 2019
    Don, Kathy, and John in Gainesville, Ga. says:
    Prayers for peace for the Barker family. Love to all.

  • March 15, 2019
    Alton Connor says:
    My heartfelt thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy to Wilma's family. May God's grace and peace sustain you all. In His Love, Alton Connor

  • March 16, 2019
    Sarah Holmes & Family says:
    I am so sorry to hear about Wilma. Even though I met her later in her life, I feel like I knew everything about her through the conversations with her sister Margaret and the wonderful and funny stories Wilma and Margaret would tell as they sat at the table on her visits to Georgia. Wilma was a beautiful lady inside and out and I know she is rejoicing Heaven as we speak with Henry and Margaret. My daughters also send their deepest sympathies.

  • March 17, 2019
    Lynnette Raines says:
    Wilma was always gracious. We worked at the bank together years ago and it was always great to see her throughout the years.