MARJORIE CHRISTINE JONES MANAGBANAG, age 82, passed away on the 1st day of January, 2008 surrounded by her loving family and friends. With unsurpassed courage and determination, she bravely battled cancer. Marjorie was born August 6, 1925 in Goodlettsville, TN to Joseph Edmond and Mamie Gladys Berry Jones. She was the 4th of 8 living children. Known by her determined spirit and outspokenness, she was a loving wife, mother and devout grandmother and great-grandmother. She was known locally as a wonderful cook and had won many awards for her famous pastries, pies, cakes and canned vegetables. She loved gardening,canning, fishing and traveling to new and exciting places with her family and friends. Marjorie was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church in Goodlettsville, TN. She was preceded in death by her 1st husband, Murphy Palmer Jones who died in 1968, her parents, and 2nd husband, Retired Army Master Sgt. Edilberto Managbanag, who died in 2001, a son, Ronald Steven Jones, who died in 2006. Sisters Marie (Sis) Buntley from Detroit, Mi., Ruth Smith Stansbury from Goodlettsville, TN, brother, Edward (Pete) Jones from Goodlettsville. Marjorie leaves behind her loving children, son, Michael Palmer Jones and wife Nell Caldwell Jones and daughter, Kathy Renee Jones Presti, and daughter-in-law Brenda Whitsett Jones all from Fayetteville, TN, sisters, Katherine White from Bellevue, TN, Mary Helen (Mai) Reed from Louisville, Ky., Rebecca (Becky) Coker and Doris Whittaker, both from Portland, Tn. Grandchildren Brian Jones, Scott Jones, Michelle Jones Morrison, Christine Jones Hall, Brandy Hatley and Karrie Grimes, and 9 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Visitation with the family will be Thursday, January 3rd from 5 PM until 7 PM with a memorial service at 7 PM at Higgins Funeral Home in Fayetteville, TN. Brother Dennis Whitsett will officiate the service.
Marjorie Christine Jones Managbanag
August 6, 1925 -
January 1, 2008