Marguerite Gaskin Jones

Marguerite Gaskin Jones, age 90, died early Friday, June 19, 2015 in Thomasville Medical Center. Born November 11, 1924 in Johnston County she was the daughter of the late Willie Monroe and Maggie Lee Vinson Gaskin. She was preceded in death by her former husband, Joseph Medwyn Jones. Marguerite was a graduate of Peace College of Raleigh and Flora McDonald College of Red Springs. She taught school in the Johnston County School system for approximately 33 years. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and of Chapter 121 Order of the Eastern Star in Smithfield. Marguerite was devoted to her family and especially her grandson, Jeremy; attending nearly every baseball game he ever played. She loved to travel, and loved her dogs, Maggie, Molly, and Macie.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 27, 2015 in Riverside Cemetery in Smithfield. The family will receive friends at Robbin’s Nest Restaurant in Selma following the service.

Surviving are her son, Monroe Reid Jones of Tarboro; daughter, Gale Jones Trevathan and husband Steve of Rocky Mount; grandson, Jeremy Lee Trevathan of Rocky Mount; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to Bark for Life, c/o Pet’s Best Friend, 1071 North Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC 27804.

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