Margaret Mary Jones, age 65, passed away peacefully on October 4, 2018 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC. She was the wife of Timothy Jones, with whom she shared 44 years of marriage.
Peg was born in Norristown, PA, on September 4, 1953. She was the daughter of Daniel and Marie Hilferty. She graduated from Wissahickon High School, class of 1971. Peg started her retail career early on at Genuardi’s Family Markets. After nearly 30 years there, she went on to work for Foulkeways at Gwynedd, a retirement community, as an aquatics director for 10 years, a job she loved dearly. Upon moving to North Carolina, she worked for Lowe’s Foods until retirement.
Peg’s desire to help others was apparent in the charitable work she did within the community. Over the course of her life she dedicated her time and energy by helping and volunteering with the Variety Club Camp, Special Olympics, Super Cooper’s Foundation as well as many more. She will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. As the matriarch of the family, she was known for hosting family dinners, holidays, birthdays, and special occasions. Peg was known for the passion she had for exercising, traveling, baking, sewing, and the love of the outdoors. Her enthusiasm for life and her contagious smile will be remembered by all.
Left to carry on and cherish her memory are her husband Timothy Jones, daughter Carly Jones, son and daughter in law, Jeff and Crystal Jones, grandchildren Reesey Lindsay and Bradley Jones. She is also survived by her brothers, sisters, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends. Margaret will be greeted in heaven by her parents, Daniel and Marie Hilferty, her brother, Patrick Hilferty, grandchildren Gabriel and Brayden Jones, and her beloved pets Skippy, Midnight, and Butters.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday October 13, 2018 from 1 pm – 3 pm at Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to charities closest to Peg’s heart, which include: Super Cooper’s Little Red Wagon Foundation 710 Market Street, Suite 45 Chapel Hill, NC 27516, Make-A-Wish Eastern NC, 2880 Slater Road, Suite 105, Morrisville, NC 27560, and Give Kids The World, 210 South Bass Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746.Please share memories and condolences with the family by clicking on the ” Post a Condolence ” tab below.Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington NC 28403. 910.791.9099