Phyllis Irene Jones, 67, of Athens, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday morning, May 30, 2020, at Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens. Phyllis was a native and lifelong resident of Athens and was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Johnnie Roberts Jones Dennis Kenneth; along with her stepfather, Lawrence Dennis. She attended Clearwater Baptist Church until her declining health prohibited her from going. Phyllis was a friend to all and touched the lives of everyone she met. Survivors include two uncles, Richard Roberts and wife, Martha, and Earl Roberts, and one aunt, Ruby Houston, all of Athens; several cousins and so many friends she made while at NHC of Athens. She also has special step-cousins, Tommy and Geraldine Fugate of Rhea County. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 3, from noon to 2 p.m. at Ziegler Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Idlewild Cemetery with the Rev. Garry King officiating. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. The visitation and graveside service will be in accordance to the CDC guidelines for social distancing. If you are unable to attend the visitation or graveside service, reach out to the family at Ziegler Funeral Home of Athens has been entrusted with the care of Phyllis Irene Jones.

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