Thursday, August 9, 2012

In Remembrance: Rebecca Ransom Jones

Mrs. Ellen Rebecca Ransom Jones, wife of Jennings A. Jones, for whom our college is named, passed away on Thursday, August 9, at the age of 99 years and 1 day.  Mrs. Jones was predeceased by her husband.

Mr. and Mrs. Jones, and the philanthropic foundation which they established, were extraordinary benefactors to the college, the university, and the community at large. They were very involved in educational philanthropy at all levels, pre-K through college, and provided the start-up funding for many noteworthy endeavors in the community.

Mrs. Jones was an avid and well-known horticulturist with a special affinity for roses.  She was also quite dedicated to animals and was especially supportive of the Jesse C. Beesley Foundation.

The faculty and staff of the Jennings A. Jones College of Business at MTSU are deeply saddened at  the passing of a dear friend and benefactor, Mrs. Rebecca Jones. 

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