Velva Jean (Lawson) Jones, 79, of Dunwoody, GA

Velva Jean (Lawson) Jones, 79, of Dunwoody, Georgia passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on May 5, 2019.

Velva was born in New River, Tennessee on September 18, 1939 to the late Clyde Lawson and Marie Williams Lawson O’Dell.  Velva attended Huntsville Elementary and High School through junior year; then graduated from Alcoa High School.  She attended Carson-Newman College.  She was a member of Wieuca Road Baptist Church.

She worked for Delta Air Lines in Knoxville, Tennessee before moving to Huntsville, Alabama where she went to work for General Electric Aerospace Division supporting NASA and later transferred to Atlanta, Georgia with General Electric.  She retired from GE in 2004.

Velva was preceded in death by her husband, Walton (Wally) Wallace Jones; parents, Clyde and Marie Lawson O’Dell; grandparents: John L. Lawson (Esther); Frank Williams (Kezziah); step-son, Russell Jones.

She is survived by her daughter, Julie Jones Ohnstad (Sean), and her grandson, Zachary; her brother, Steve Lawson and special friend, Sheri West;  nieces: Tami (James) Barrett; Tina Smith, special friend, Kent Jackson; great nieces, Rebekkah and Olivia Barrett, and great nephews, James III (Trey) Barrett, and Cade Smith; stepson, Jeff Jones (Jennifer); Philip Jones (Kathe) step grandchildren, Brooke Lee (Zach); Caroline Jones, Ryan Jones, Rachel Jones, Daniel Jones, Murphy Jones (Meghan), and great step-granddaughter, Abigail Charlotte Lee; a host of cousins; uncle, Gene Williams of Brooks, GA and many friends.

This obituary is provided as a courtesy of Jones & Son and West-Murley Funeral Homes of Oneida, TN.