Charmian  Jones

Obituary of Charmian Lee Jones

We mourn the loss of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Charmian Lee Jones, who passed away on May 9, 2024. Known as “Lee” to many, she served as a dedicated nurse for over 20 years at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital’s School of Medicine. She was a beacon of light in the lives of the countless people she loved and served.


Lee demonstrated unwavering compassion and care towards her patients and colleagues throughout her professional life, often going beyond her duties to ensure their comfort. She was awarded numerous appreciations and accolades, and her colleagues admired her grit and tenacity, while her patients cherished her gentle and reassuring demeanor.


As a devoted mother, Charmian instilled strong values in her children. Her incredible patience, understanding, and endless love shaped the individuals they are today.


A person of deep faith, Charmian believed in generously giving her time and resources. She was always the first to provide both physical and emotional care for others, bringing warmth, kindness, and love to every interaction.


We will miss Charmian’s love, her laughter, her sense of adventure, and her ability to make everyone feel special while always being impeccably dressed and coordinated in her sun-shining style. As we navigate this difficult time, we take solace in knowing that her legacy of love and service will continue to live on in the hearts of those she touched.


Charmian was one of eleven siblings and is predeceased by 8 siblings, twin sisters from Charlotte NC Elizabeth and Catherine, Dorothy (Boo) from New Jersey, Francine, David, Royal, Leatrice all from New Haven, CT, and Gloria (Fanny) Charlotte, North Carolina.


Charmian is survived by her husband Doctor Dee Jones, children Demeca Washington (Kevin) and Dedrick B. Jones, II, grandchildren Taylor Gay (Martrez), Jairus Washington, and Dimetrius Schormann. Among those cherishing her memory are her sister St.Dr. Loretta McClure of Connecticut, her brother Mr. John McClure of Florida, and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.


In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be directed in Charmian's name to The SPCA of Winston-Salem.

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