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Margaret Hester Doan Jones

Mrs. Margaret Hester Doan Jones, age 87, of Meansville, passed away peacefully on February 21, 2024, at her home.  She was born in Ontario, Canada, the daughter of the late Arthur Leonard Doan, Sr., and Catherine Grace Shannon Doan. Hester grew up in Lewiston, NY, near Niagara Falls, where she met her husband, Ed Jones.  After they were married, she became a military wife for 22 years, moving her family to Army bases in the United States and Europe, finally settling in Zebulon in 1971. Hester was always active in her church and community. She was a member of Zebulon First Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years. She always showed the love of Christ by praying sweet, genuine prayers for her family and anyone in need.   
 
Hester worked at City Hall in Zebulon and City Pharmacy in Zebulon for many years. When her daughter was young, she was active in the Girl Scouts and was a scout leader. She loved to paint and became accomplished, with several paintings hanging in family members’ homes.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Douglas Edward “Ed” Jones, Sr., and her sister, Kathryn Scoville.
 
She is survived by her children:  Patti Maxedon (Ben), Doug Jones, and Leland Jones (Gandy); grandchildren: Kris Pope (Kendra), Shannon Turner (Brian), Carlos Maxedon (Zory), Javier Maxedon, Rafael Maxedon, Cisco Maxedon, Tatum Jones, Bayly Jones, Tasha Creamer (Ricci), Michelle Jones, Brittany Agnew (Jesse), David Romero, Maria Jones, Leila Jones; 17 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.
 
A Celebration of Life for Hester will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024, from 11
a.m. to 2 p.m., in the fellowship hall at Zebulon First Baptist Church, 15922 Concord
Street.  A graveside service will immediately follow at Eastview Cemetery in Zebulon. 
Pastor Matt Hinesley will officiate.
 
Moody-Daniel Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. 

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