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Billie Marie Jones Weddington Cantrell
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Billie Marie Jones Weddington Cantrell of McMinnville passed from this life on Tuesday, May 4, at NHC Nursing Home in McMinnville with her son by her bedside following a lengthy illness.

Billie was the fourth child born to Wesley Brown Jones and Maudie Earline Jaco Jones on Wednesday, June 16, 1943. She was the only one of her siblings born in Santa Monica, Calif., during the short time her family had left Warren County and her father was working for Douglas Aircraft during World War II.

In addition to her parents, she is proceeded in death by nephew Ransom Eugene Jones and the father of her children and love of her life John Roy Weddington Sr. During her life Billie was a devoted Christian, homemaker, mother, sister, aunt and “Kissy Nana.”

Survivors include her children John Roy Jr (Mary) Weddington, Paul Wesley (Jennifer) Weddington, grandchildren Nyoka Desimae (Frank) Jefferson, Josephine Austina Weddington, Damaris Gabrielle (Dru) Kaegi, Cassie Michaela Spitzer, Kinsey Marie Weddington, and JonPaul Wesley Weddington, great-grandchildren Andera Rosalyn Jefferson, Drake Ryan Jefferson, Carter Rain Jefferson, Savannah Raylyn Jefferson, William Joshua Tuttle Jr., and Tuesday Gwyneth Jean Kaegi, siblings John Ransom (Joyce) Jones, Ruth Lee “Midge” (Donald) Patterson, Shirley Hampton (Delores) Jones, Charles Hugh Jones, Wesley Eugene (Ann) Jones and Clinton Ray Jones, and several nieces and nephews.

We would like to thank NHC nurses and staff for the wonderful care, compassion, and kindness they showed our mother through her illness. Serving as pall bearers will be Ray Patterson, David Patterson, Terry Patterson, Monty Jones, Randy Craven, Larry York and David Bratcher.

Visitation was held Wednesday, May 5 and Thursday, May 6, at Grace Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, 594 Short Mountain Road in McMinnville. Funeral service was Thursday, May 6 at 3 p.m. with Nathan Jones and Anthony Wanamaker officiating. Interment followed at Garden of Memory Cemetery in Morrison.

Layne Funeral Home of Altamont was in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) May 7, 2021