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Dr. Kathryn Anne Richardson Jones

Dr. Kathryn Anne Richardson Jones
  • March 20, 1963 - April 5, 2017
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to
  • The Zucker Family School of Education Original Mission Scholarship
    171 Moultrie Street
    Charleston, SC 29409
  • Susan G. Komen Lowcountry
    50 Folly Road
    Charleston, SC 29407
  • or
  • First Baptist Church of Charleston Regeneration Building Fund
    48 Meeting Street
    Charleston, SC 29401

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“Dr. Richardson was an inspirational leader and teacher mentor. Her kindness, spirit, and enthusiasm for helping others become better teachers serves...Read More »
1 of 33 | Posted by: Daniel Batkins - Charleston, SC

“Kathy's Mother Shirley and my Mother Billie are first cousins. The Richardson family girls were always like first cousins to us. Our fathers were...Read More »
2 of 33 | Posted by: ellen anderson - Fort Lauderdale, FL

“Kath's sweet, kind spirit will live forever in my memory. I will always love her!! ”
3 of 33 | Posted by: Celia Bond - Tullahoma, TN

“We are so incredibly sorry for this family's loss of such an amazing woman. We are praying for her and for her entire family. God Bless. ”
4 of 33 | Posted by: Josh & Anna Bateman - FL

“Wes, Allyson, Whitney, Rob, James and John,As You know you Wife and Mom was an Amazing person; we will miss her so much!!!!!!! Please know that you...Read More »
5 of 33 | Posted by: Don Still - Lilburn, GA - Family

“So sorry for you loss. Mrs. Jones was an awesome lady and a great teacher at Statesboro High. I am a 1991 SHS graduate and still remember how sweet...Read More »
6 of 33 | Posted by: Dawn Burnsed - Statesboro, GA

“We had surgery for breast cancer around the same time. We came back from surgery, sat together over coffee, and discussed how bad we felt, but we...Read More »
7 of 33 | Posted by: Sara Fernandez Medina - SC

“We have lost a lovely lady who lived her faith in Jesus and was a very dedicated mother, wife, and educator. I am glad to have known her and to be...Read More »
8 of 33 | Posted by: Caren Daniel - Charleston, SC

“A very lovely lady in every sense of the word. It was my pleasure and a blessing to know Kathy in the short time that I did to see what a dedicated...Read More »
9 of 33 | Posted by: Caren Daniel - Charleston, SC

“I was saddened to see Kathy's obit in the Statesboro newspaper today. I remember you, Wes, from way back at King Finishing where you worked with my...Read More »
10 of 33 | Posted by: Shari Barr - Statesboro, GA

“To Wes Jones and family sorry about your loss what a beautiful lady she was ”
11 of 33 | Posted by: William Smith - Statesboro, GA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
12 of 33 | Posted by: Marty Waters - Statesboro, GA

“Mrs. Jones was one of my favorite teachers of all time. She was so patient and kind. It was evident that teaching was her true calling. I am very sad...Read More »
13 of 33 | Posted by: Sasha Bell - Statesboro, GA

“I am so sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. I graduated from high school with her in Statesboro. She was such a sweet person. My prayers are with you...Read More »
14 of 33 | Posted by: Felice Riggs - Friend

“Wes, Jamie & family, may you find comfort in the Lord through this time, Kathy's infectious smile and grace will be missed by so many! ”
15 of 33 | Posted by: Hawk Moore - James Island, SC

“I have fond memories of this beautiful lady with whom I worked at Statesboro High School. She always had a radiant smile and kind heart. The...Read More »
16 of 33 | Posted by: Brenda Brannen - Statesboro, GA

“Ms. Jones was such a wonderful teacher. She inspired me so much! She was my favorite teacher the one person that has always stuck out all of these...Read More »
17 of 33 | Posted by: Marina Hogan - Bremerton, WA

“I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to your family. May God comfort your hearts in this time of sorrow. 2 Thess 2:16-17 ”
18 of 33 | Posted by: Donna Marie

“I worked with Kathy on ethics programs at The Citadel. She had a contagious smile, a caring attitude, and was always willing to help. She will be...Read More »
19 of 33 | Posted by: Grant Goodrich - Charelston, SC

“So sorry to hear this! Thoughts and prayers for you all! ”
20 of 33 | Posted by: Barbara Griffin Scobey - SC

“Wes, we are so sorry for your loss. We wish we could be with you and your family during this time of sorrow. Know that we will be with you in spirit....Read More »
21 of 33 | Posted by: Frank & Nancy Mendenhall - Rogers, AR

“Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. We have you in our thoughts. ”
22 of 33 | Posted by: Aram, Zelda and Rik Gulledge

“Dear Wes, Allyson, Robbie, Jamie, Whitney, and John Thomas. Tony and I want you to know how much Kathy meant to us. She was our friend and sister in...Read More »
23 of 33 | Posted by: Terry Ward Tucker - Charleston, SC

Joel & Patti Harris “Kathy epitomized all that is meant in Christian, servant, mother, wife & for Patti and I ...friend. When I could be discourage in the calling - she...Read More »
24 of 33 | Posted by: Joel Harris - Union, WA

“I was saddened to hear the news. Kathy always had a smile and positive attitude. She was an inspiration to anyone who knew her, and I am grateful...Read More »
25 of 33 | Posted by: Jennifer Altieri - Murrells Inlet, SC

“We are very sorry to hear of Kathryn's passing. Though we met her only briefly through the Citadel, we will always remember her kindness and...Read More »
26 of 33 | Posted by: Jay & Tammi Bateman - PA

“Kathy was a colleague and a dear friend. I had the privilege of working with Kathy in STEM initiatives in the state when we were both faculty...Read More »
27 of 33 | Posted by: Dr. Paula Gregg - Lexington, SC

“Dr. Jones treated us (her students) as if we were blood. Can't thank her enough for the support she provided as an instructor and mentor. I'm so...Read More »
28 of 33 | Posted by: John Brosch - Fayetteville, NC

“Kathy was a dear friend, colleague, and smiling face on our campus. We will miss her and will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. ”
29 of 33 | Posted by: The Citadel Human Resources Office - SC

“In the Fall, I visited with Kathy and in the course of our conversation, I told her about a minor workplace challenge. I was amazed when Kathy...Read More »
30 of 33 | Posted by: Elizabeth Connor - Charleston, SC

“I'm so sorry for your loss. ”
31 of 33 | Posted by: Clara Hibbs - Statesboro, GA

“Kathy was both a coworker and a friend. She was loved by all who knew her, and she will be missed so very much. My thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
32 of 33 | Posted by: Alice Hambright - Charleston, SC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! ”
33 of 33 | Posted by: John and Maria Tucker - SC


Dr. Kathryn Anne Richardson Jones, 54, of Charleston, South Carolina, wife of Dr. Wesley M. Jones, Jr., entered the presence of God Wednesday, April 5, 2017. The family will receive family and friends Friday, April 7, 2017 in J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Her Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 8, 2017 in First Baptist Church of Charleston, 48 Meeting Street at 4:00 pm.

Kathryn was born March 20, 1963 in Portsmouth, Virginia, daughter of the late Dr. Charles Robert Richardson and Shirley Ann Gulledge Richardson. Dr. Jones held four degrees from Georgia Southern University to include a B.S. in Science Education, a Master's of Science in Education, an EDS in Science Education and an EDD in Curriculum and Instruction. She served as a college professor at the Citadel in the Zucker Family School of Education. Kathryn was a member of First Baptist Church of Charleston.

She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Dr. Wesley M. Jones, Jr.; two daughters, Allyson Marie Jones, and Whitney Kathryn Jones all of Charleston, SC; three sons, CPT Robert Wesley Jones, 1LT James Albert Jones both of Ft. Bragg, NC, and John Thomas Jones of Charleston, SC; three sisters, Teresa Louise Sonne, P.E. of Houston, TX, Linda Gail Weber of Atlanta, GA, Carol Elaine Carson, DVM of Simpsonville, SC, and many extended family members.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to The Zucker Family School of Education Original Mission Scholarship, 171 Moultrie St, Charleston, SC 29409, Susan G. Komen Lowcountry, 50 Folly Road. Charleston, SC 29407 or First Baptist Church of Charleston Regeneration Building Fund, 48 Meeting Street. Charleston, SC 29401.