A memorial service to celebrate the life of Anne Lapsley Jones, 73, of Camden, SC, was held Monday, December 4, 2017 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Rev. John Hallman officiated. The family received friends Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made to Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Surrounded by her children and devoted husband, Anne died peacefully Friday, December 1, 2017. She was born in Charlottesville, VA, the daughter of the late Elmer John Lapsley and Lorraine Yancey Lapsley. A graduate of Virginia Intermont and Radford University, Anne went on to teach elementary school for 20 years. She was much beloved by her students. Anne’s teaching career began at age 8, when she and her life-long best friend, Sara McAllister Joyner, “taught school” in her basement. Always a colorful and sassy personality, she would pass out art supplies, reprimand, and lead these first students on nature walks in her red high heels.
For the past 51 years, Anne and the love of her life Steve shared a life filled with genuine joy and happiness. They were high school sweethearts: she the cheerleader, he the football team captain. They shared a love of traveling, gardening, and entertaining friends and family in their bright and cheerful home, which reflects Anne’s love of flowers and all things pink and green. Anne especially loved summer trips to Blowing Rock, NC, and Kennebunkport, ME, and winter trips to their beach getaway in Windy Hill, SC. Anne was also known as Mom, Nana, Gin, and Rooney.
Anne is survived by her husband of 51 years, Stephen Lee Jones; children, Anne Porter Southworth (Jack) of Richmond, VA, and Stephen Spencer Jones (Julia) of Vienna, VA; and her granddaughter, Anne Conway Southworth.
She was a member of Bethesda Presbyterian Church.
Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is coordinating the arrangements.