Amy Marjean Jones (Wright) , Ms.
(1940 - 2010)

Amy Marjean Jones Ms. (Wright)
Nickname: Marjean

Virginia, United States of America
March 31, 1940

South Carolina, United States of America
April 21, 2010

Experiencing all that life has to offer.
Guest Book
I still think of you so often as I miss you and our conversations. Please watch over me and give me some of your strength to handle my problems with courage and grace. I love you as much today as when you were still with us. Rest peacefully my dear friend.
Brenda Jolly (Bff)
March 2nd, 2019
In her California days, I had the pleasure of working with Amy. She was a well respected professional. Just this week, I saw her TN address in my Roll-a-Deck and Googled her name. More than surprised to learn of her passing. This is a wonderful memorial site and it's nice to see how many people enjoyed Amy's friendship.
Mike Hippler (California Co-worker)
January 24th, 2018
Another birthday in Heaven is coming soon...the 31st. I think of you so often. Missing you, loving you and hope you have a wonderful birthday. Watunga!
Brenda Jolly (BFF)
March 26th, 2016
Hi my BFF....thinking of you especially this month as you would be the big 75 on your birthday, March 31.
Time has not been of any help to ease the grief I feel for you leaving us way too soon. As you know, Mom left me December 19th and we buried her Dec. 23rd...Hope you have found each other and are looking over me. I love you and miss you so much! WATUNGA!
Brenda Jolly (BFF)
March 28th, 2015
Merry Christmas in heaven for the 5th year!Remembering you with love in my heart always, dearest friend!
Brenda Jolly (friend)
December 9th, 2014
Just wanted to let you know I still love and miss you so terribly!! I would give anything to have you back in my life....watungaz1
Brenda Jolly (friend)
June 14th, 2014
Just wanted you to know how much I still miss you, my dearest friend. I was hoping to have some closure by scattering some of your ashes at the lake....we had so many great times there, didn't we? But then, we had a great time any time we were together. Oh, If I could just her your voice once more saying, "Hey You!"...watunga, dearest friend.
Brenda Jolly
August 2nd, 2011
Watunga!! It is lake time, sweetie and I think of the fun times we had there together. You remain in my heart and deepest thoughts!
Brenda Jolly (friend)
June 22nd, 2011
It seems I have always known Marjean though we didn't meet until college. It was instant friendship! We were also college roommates. We were both education and library science majors. Marjean was 2 yrs. older than me as she came to Madison after she and Billy were divorced.(her 1st marriage right after high school).We were roommates in summer school and our jr. & senior yrs. We roomed together for our student teaching in Fairfax, Va. We both graduated in Jan. and both landed teaching jobs in Va. Beach and we lived together then, too.
Because Marjean was older...she could have her car at college.In our junior yr.,we were elected to go to a library science convention for future librarians in Iowa City,Iowa..the University of Iowa. Marjean drove;we were sooo excited. Well....we arrived a day late as we decided to tour along the way! What should have been a 5 day trip turned into 10, but we had a ball! While we were in college, we coined a phrase, "Watunga!" and we used it phone calls, letters (before the internet days) and then in emails!
In Nov. 1964, Marjean was my Matron Of Honor in my wedding. She was now married to Woody..(D'Arcy Woodfin Jones). After their divorce, Marjean began her 'traveling' days as I called them. She lived and worked in Atlanta,Germany, Goose Bay Labrador,California, Tenn.,and Philly. She was finally retired when she moved to Belle Island, NC, and then Florence,SC.She was a certified Master Gardener and loved going to those events. I always went to see her and vice versa when possible. I never made it to Ca. as my kids were little, nor overseas. I never got to Florence either as I am now my mom's primary caregiver. But...I went every where else she lived!
My sons always knew Marjean as "Aunt Marjean"...she was so much a part of my life and family.
I teased her all the time about her moving so much because my address book was all scratched through with her diff. addresses and phone numbers. I told her that I would buy a new book and I would do her name in pencil!! And I did!
Whenever a hurricane was forecast...Marjean came here!
We always had so much fun...with or without electricity,etc. We didn't need anything but each other's friendship, hurricane or not! We always found something to 'make do' or DO!
We identified our relationship as "Sisters"...and always said that when we got OLD, we would each sell our homes and buy something near the water and we would live together and take care of each other. Marjean and I always talked at least once a month by phone....whether it was Labrador, Germany or California. It never mattered. We talked! We always ended our conversations with "I LOVE YOU"...and we knew we were loved by each other. I am so glad that I was able to tell her,"I love you,Marjean",when I phoned her the night before her surgery.I meant it and I will always love her. She was my 'sister' and my best friend. She was well-read and so knowledgeable about so many, arts, name it! She brought life into my life.
For her 65th birthday...I surprised her with a poem I wrote for her and put it on my website.
Suzanne already posted it on this site. Her untimely death hit me like a ton of bricks. I still cry as I miss her so very much and I still have a difficult time talking about her in the past which is why it has taken me so long to post on this beautiful memorial site.
I hope my tears will soon become smiles and then giggles as I remember our sisterhood. Marjean's wishes were to have her ashes spread over water, so every time I see a body of water, I will know she is close by.. as it is said that every drop of water on earth meets together at one point in time so she will be there with me.
So Marjean,my dearest confidant, best friend and sister...remember I will always love you. Keep the gates open for me, sweetie...for one day, I will come to see you again and we will have our drink of wine!

Brenda Jolly (friend)
June 16th, 2010
I met Amy in 1988- she was Stella's next door neighbor and I was in love with Stella's son. We spent many hours at Amy's- she always made us feel special. Last year, she hosted my son and a few of his frat brothers during spring break. She was one of the most loving, giving people I have ever met.
Robin Polito-Shuffer (friend)
June 15th, 2010
I met Marjean in 1995 when she moved to Fairview, Tennessee. I had been on vacation and when I came home, she was my new neighbor. I went to welcome her to the neighborhood and she invited me in. I hesitated, telling her that I needed to unpack - she said "that can wait!" and it did! We became close friends. Later, in 1997 I re-married. Marjean gave me a bridal shower and was also in my wedding. Majrean was a nice person - we always had fun. We talked about the many different places she had lived. She was so smart and giving. One time she loaned me money so that I could get something that I really wanted - she trusted me and loved me. We always told each other that and we were both true to our hearts when we said it. One of my memories about her kindness is about a little boy that lived down the road from us. The boy really had nothing and somehow he and Marjean became friends. Every Saturday morning the two of them would go to drop off the trash and she would take him to McDonald's as well as pay him for helping her with the trash. When she moved away, both the boy and I misser her. He would walk by her old house and sometimes walk through the yard looking at her garden. I have many good memories of my friendship with Marjean. Even though we were in different states, we stayed in touch. Recently my daughter and I visited her in Florence. We had so much fun going to a "sweet potato festival". Now, I'm glad we made the effort to visit her. I spoke with her the Sunday before her surgery and she told me not to worry. She said that she would be fine and that one day she might go dancing again and that she would be able to visit me later this year. She always enjoyed cooking and during our visit she cooked "FrogMore Stew". She shared the receipe with me and everytime I make it, of course, I will think of her. Marjean was a dear friend that I loved very much.

Ella Reynolds
Ella Reynolds (Tennessee Friend)
June 15th, 2010
June 12th, 2010
I met Amy while working at a Law Firm in Atlanta during the 1970's. Amyy was the head of the Law Library. She and I new each other not so well but we kept in touch through her friend Suzanne Crowe. Suze will miss her and so will I.
Connie Mckenna
June 9th, 2010
My wife (Ella)and I will miss her very much. She was one of the best friends we both ever had and a fine neighbor when she lived by us in Fairview Tennessee.
June 6th, 2010
Marjean was a wonderful friend of mine and my mothers actually i met her through my mother ella reynolds. we both love her so much we went to visit her last October in sc had a wonderful time which is not hard to do with Jones that is what we called her . I miss her so much use to talk to her by phone atleast every week or every other week will never forget you jones , love connie
Connie Dorton (Friend)
June 4th, 2010
Amy and I worked together in Atlanta in the 70's and have stayed in touch over the holidays. She was a lot of fun.
Melanie Tucker-Bealmear (friend)
June 1st, 2010
I have know Marjean for 36 yeaers +, I loved her so much, she will be missed, I am so very sad, and I can tell you she was the best friend in the world. She was my sister. I loved her.
Rose Fiumara (Friend)
June 1st, 2010
I have known Marjean since about the 5th grade at Kempsvile school. On May Day Marjean, Doris Humphries( Serano) and I put on a show at the May Day celebration at school twirling our batons. I even had copies of a picture of the 3 of us in our uniforms made and gave Marjean & Doris copies...they were pleased with them.
When we were in grade school I invited Marjean over for the weekend on Mother's Day. Her Mom had died. We got up early and tried to boil some eggs for my Mom on Mother's Day and we made a mess, but Mom ate everything anyway. Funny how you never forget small things like that in your life.
I saw Marjean when she came to the re-unions we had for Princess anne High School. I talked to her for quite a while at the 50th re-union. It is really sad for us to lose such a great lady.....She will never be forgotten....we love you Marjean and may you be having a great party in heaven!!!!!LOVE, JENNY PAT
Jenny Pat ( Hudgins) Smith (School Friend)
May 31st, 2010

Marjean and I have been friends since we were seven years old. Her family moved to Kempsville in the former Princess Anne County of Virginia, now Virginia Beach. They lived just three houses down the country road from us. We were so excited because we could play together.
Those many years ago were the beginning of wonderful, exciting, and sometimes sad times. We played in the dirt, got sick, sick, sick from smoking those long cigar things that hung from a tree in her yard. We had so much fun going to the soda fountain to enjoy Coca-Cola floats; we rode the bus to Norfolk to see the movies. We were truly independent young girls, we thought. We picked strawberries on Jenny Pat’s dad’s farm. He paid us five cents per quart. We thought this was fabulous. Time continued to roll on and we continued to enjoy experiences in high school and college. We took 4-H Club trips to Virginia Tech; we flew, on our first airplane flight from Washington, DC to Norfolk, Va. When we completed our college education, off we went to the northeast for a traveling experience. Vi Clark went with us and we truly had a great time. We had an unexpected but very special opportunity to see Jackie Kennedy and Caroline in a tiny bookstore on Cape Cod. The secret service agents were kind enough to allow us to go into the building. We were thrilled. We also road bicycles on Martha’s Vineyard; had to ride back to town on a garbage truck because our legs would not carry us another inch.
Marjean was in our wedding and she and Don, my husband, became fast and endearing friends. Later, Marjean began her travels all over the world. It was so difficult to keep up with her but finally, she went to California where she stayed for many years. She always came to see us between her excursions to foreign lands so we were always able to enjoy lisenting to her tales of adventure.
Don and I had the wonderful pleasure of visiting her in many of the places she lived. We got to see so much more of Marjean when she moved to Currituck, NC. At that time we still lived in Virginia Beach. After we moved to Elon, NC, she came to see us several times. Two very special visits will always stand out with Don, me, and our family. She spent a wonderful Thanksgiving with us where all of us renewed our bonds as an extended family. Marjean knew my two sisters very well; both of them and their families were with us for this day. All of us had not been together in years and years. What a glorious event. She was here with us last June for another family event in which we celebrated birthdays, farm days, families, and friend days. She was so excited that she got to meet all of our grandchildren at one time. She said they were her precious little friends. We will always cherish her as a member of our family; a wonderful gift.
Marjean, we miss you our dear and precious friend. We know that God is holding you in the palm of his hands. What a blessing.
Doris DeSarro
Doris DeSarro (life long friend)
May 31st, 2010
What a shock. Barry and I never knew how sick she was, Marjean was always about avoiding talk about her health, she'd divert the conversation to something more fun. Always lots of plans and travels. She enjoyed life to the hilt. We'll miss her so much.
Blaire Oslander (Friend & co-worker)
May 31st, 2010
I met Marjean through her childhood friend, Doris, and we enjoyed each others company. I shall always remember being in her home after her surgery, clearing the ants outside and driving all around Florence. But, most of all, I will rememnber when she spent the night with me last June and at 12:00 midnight, the two of us were still enjoying a glass of wine, talking and laughing about the most interesting experiencfes. Yes, Marjean will be missed, I am sure, by all of her friends through the years.
Anne Maynard (friend of Doris Desarro)
May 30th, 2010
Marjean was a special lady. I lived at her house(rented a room) from her when she lived in Fairview, Tn. I worked 3rd shift and she worked 1st. So, we shared our days experiences each afternoon. Always lots of laughter, always a great friend. The world has lost one of its finest.
Rita Stisher (Friend)
May 29th, 2010
This is so out of the blue for Blaire and I since we thought we had talked her into visiting with us thi ssummer here in LV. We are so very sad and ao ver blue. She will be in our minds and hearts forever.
Barry Oslander (Good Friend)
May 29th, 2010

Today is a special day-
One you can call your own.
On this day (more than a few years ago)...
Is the day that you were born.

We met while in college,
And became instant friends.
We lived together as roomies,
'Till those days did end.

Our friendship has remained
Long past our college years.
We've shared many things
With much laughter and few tears.

No matter where we went in life
Our friendship meant so much.
Whether phone calls or emails,
We always stayed in touch.
Oh, how proud I was
When I retired that May-
To know you had traveled far
To share my special day.

Whenever we're together
We have so much to share.
You and I are truly blessed
Knowing the other is always there.

That you were there for me
Has always been that way
I was always there for you;
The same holds true today.

So dear friend from years ago-
When meeting that September,
On your birthday both of us
Have moments to remember.

written from Brenda's Heart

March 31, 2005

Brenda Jolly (Friend - Colonial Heights)
May 29th, 2010
Doris Humphries came to me at Madison College and asked me if Marjean could room with me.This certainly was not an exciting idea to me. I said okay. WOW, am I happy I did. Let the fun begin!!! We became the very best of friends.We have had so many great time throughout all these years. We were together for the ups and downs. I broke up her last marriage. I told her she could not get married again without my approval.My brother, sister , son and daughter thought so highly about her for she was part of their lifes too. Marjean was a upbeat happy camper to the end. We are all blessed to have her in our lifes.May we all toast her with our many cocktails we will have in the future.Love to you all'
Vicki Braun (Friend - St. Michaels, MD)
May 29th, 2010

I to have been wondering what to do to say good by as it just all seems so incomplete for a woman that was so full of life and living.

I want to tell you how I met Amy. She bought the house next to me and all of a sudden I had a wonderful warm lady that was always smiling and cheerful. We got to be pretty good friends as she was always asking me to come over for a drink or sandwich or game. Amy introduced me to gung hoy fat choy, the stones or ruins (can’t remember which) and a couple of other ones. The first time she read my cards she told me I was going to come into some money. I told her great as I could sure use it for my son’s school tuition. Well guess what the next week I got a check in the mail that I was not at all expecting. This actually happened a couple of times when she did my readings. I was fortunate enough to have Amy as my neighbor for about 7 years… I think that is the longest time she could actually stay in one place. Over the next few years as she moved from place to place I was lucky to be able to go visit her. What a great host she was. Always had plans to go someplace and see something. One year after she moved to Tennessee I took my grandson to Disney World and Amy flew out for the weekend. She no sooner landed in our room than she got several brouchers of places we needed to go see as long as we were there. We started out taking each other out for our birthdays instead of giving birthday gifts. I remember one of the 1st times I took her out for her birthday and at the end of dinner I ask her what she wanted for desert… she looked at me and said “Darlin’ I don’t want desert I want a drink” we both laughed and then proceeded to have a few too many but a great time. I remember one night as when I was in bed I heard giggling and got up to see where it was coming from. There was Marjean about 11 at night with her roommate of the moment out in the front yard digging up some trees she had decided she did not want. I met lots of wonderful people through her. She was always trying to get me to retire. For my birthday this year I got a pen in the mail with a note saying “this is for you to use when you sign your exit papers. DO it soon. Maybe she knows something I don’t so I am going to rethink my plans for the next few years. I know everyone of you loved her and will miss her laugh. I don’t know if any of this makes any sense but I just wanted to say my world is so much richer for having known my wonderful “Southern Friend” Amy Marean Jones.
Stella Holguin (Friend - LA, CA)
May 29th, 2010
In 1975 I was the receptionist for a downtown Atlanta law firm and Marjean was Librarian for the 65 attorneys. Marjean lived in a large home with several other roommates. It was summer and time for a pool party at the house. That afternoon, Marjean invited me to her room for a smoke. Now, remember that it was the 70's and we all had a little "hippie" left in us. While in her room, we somehow managed to knock over a candle and burn the rug and curtains. After putting out that fire we proceeded to creat firestorms every where we went! We both had many other interests and we each went our own way but as I look back I see that we really accomplished (?) a lot during our time together. One Saturday night we went to the late night show of "Rocky Horror". Marjean drove her yellow VW and before getting out of the car (much to our surprise) several cute guys actually picked up the VW with us in it! During those days we found ourselves in the "Place on Paces" or "27 Birds" where we both met some pretty interesting characters. Marjean was a traveler! She lighted in many a place... Virginia, Laboradore, Germany, Japan, Australia, California, Georgia, Tennessee North Carolina and South Carolina (I'm sure there were more.) Naturally, the two of us made many road trips. Everything was an adventure... San Antonio (drove back with the VW full of Mexican Beer); Nashville(to drink a "Billy's Beer"); Kentucky (to go deep into a coal mine); The Poconos (to enjoy a major heat wave); Lancaster County, PA (to buy out Rice's Market); Venice Beach and Solvang, CA (to people watch); Rosarita Beach, Mexico (for good food and diversion); Ocracoke, NC (a drive down the beach); just to name a few. Marjean's friendship meant a lot to me. She was always there no matter what... with advice or to share the good times as well as the bad. She was good for a laugh, a loan, a matter, she was "game".
She shared her goodness and light with everyone she met. There was no one like Marjean to live life to the fullest. She will be missed.
Suzanne Crowe (35 Year Friendship)
May 28th, 2010
This is the memorial I set up for Amy Marjean Jones. To sign the guest book, click on the "Sign Guest Book" button below.
Suzanne Crowe
May 3rd, 2010
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""Hey You" weren't suppose to leave so soon!Oh how I long to here those words from you! Ironically, on the anniversary of your passing, I had to put Mom in Alz. unit. So I had a double whammy that day.I will always love you and I miss you!"
Brenda Jolly
April 22nd, 2011
"To continue my comment, I just want all of you to know there is such a void in my life. May her beautiful soul be having nothing but fun and joy. I truly miss my friend."
Vicki Braun
April 20th, 2011
"The old adage time heals perhaps is true, but one year is not long enough for me. I miss Marjean in so many ways. I want the phone to ring and hrar "hey" and then let the laughter begin. There were so many outstanding qualities she possessed."
Vicki Braun
April 20th, 2011
"I thought of you all day yesterday as it would have been your birthday...I think of you every single day and I miss our talks more than you will ever know.I still cry so often when I realize we can't talk anymore. I love you, my dearest friend & sis"
Brenda Jolly
April 1st, 2011
"Amy darlin' I got my pen ready to sign those retirement papers. Hard to believe your gone so long. HAPPY BIRTHDAY my friend"
Stella Holguin
March 30th, 2011
"I will miss here. We had a great friendship with work experiences and just fun places we traveled around the states. She was just part of our family and always interested in how my family was doing. I will miss here but remember all the fun times"
Ann Gullberg (Tuma)
June 13th, 2010
"I love you marg.. and will always remember your great saying (cool Beans baby) i miss you so much just to pick up the phone and talk to you would be so wonderful i love you always ,, connieDorton"
Connie Dorton
June 1st, 2010
"Marjean stole my heart she was a wonderful person i met her through my mother Ella. she was a great friend she was @ my wedding 13 yrs ago. the last i seen her was october we went to visit her in sc had so much fun.thats not hard to do with my girl"
Connie Dorton
June 1st, 2010
"YOu were the very best, I will miss you forever you were my sister. I love you"
Rose Fiumara
June 1st, 2010
"Amy Marjean Jones... One of the best people to have come into my life. I will always be the richer for it. You are loved and missed."
Stella Holguin
June 1st, 2010

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