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Shirley Canada Jones

Shirley Canada Jones, 66, of Skipwith went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, in UNC Hospital, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Mrs. Canada was born in Nathalie on March 17, 1943 to the late Floyd A. and Mary B. Canada. She was a 1961 graduate of Mary Bethune High School, Halifax, and a 1965 graduate of Virginia State University, Petersburg, with a B.S. degree in mathematics. She also was a 1982 graduate of Longwood University, Farmville, with a M.S. degree in school administration. 

She taught in the public schools of Mecklenburg, Halifax and Lunenburg counties for a total of 28 years until her health diminished, and she retired in 1993.  She also presently was serving as treasurer of the Mecklenburg-Brunswick Retired Teachers Association.   

She was a devoted member of Cherry Hill Baptist Church where she served as president of the youth ministry and as president of the women’s missionary.

Cherishing her memories are her husband of 44 years, Charles E. Jones of Skipwith; two sons and daughters-in-law, Adrian Jones (Jodi) of Leesburg, and Ron Jones (Gillian) of Bristow; three grandchildren, Adriana, Jada and Joshua Jones; two sisters, Christine Garrett and Connie M. Jones, both of Nathalie; two brothers, James A. and Johnnie E. Canada both of Nathalie; and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

Funeral services for Mrs. Jones will be conducted 11a.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at Cherry Hill Baptist Church, Buffalo Junction, with Rev. Dr. Herman Lundy delivering the eulogy and Rev. Waverly Brown Sr. officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family received friends Sunday evening from 6 until 7 p.m. at C. H. Harris Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to her favorite charity, United Negro College Fund, P.O. Box 10444 Fairfax, VA 22031-8044, or on-line at

Arrangements are by C. H. Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Clarksville. Online condolences may be expressed at