Doris Y. Jones, 61, elementary school teacher

February 12, 2004

Doris Y. Jones, who taught in city elementary schools for more than 30 years, died of colon cancer Friday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Northwest Baltimore resident was 61.

She was born Doris Yvonne Greene in Hendersonville, N.C., where she taught and coached basketball at a high school after earning a bachelor's degree in education from Winston-Salem State University in 1964.

In 1965, she began teaching at Baltimore's Cherry Hill Elementary - where she met her future husband, Joseph Thomas Jones, a fellow teacher. The couple married the next year.

Mrs. Jones transferred to City Springs Elementary, where she became a mathematics specialist, test coordinator and summer school principal. She retired last month because of failing health.

She was an active member of the National Association of University Women and Winston-Salem State University Alumni Association.

Mrs. Jones was a tenpin bowler and a member of the Woodlawn Scramblers League. She was also a member of the Revelers social club.

She enjoyed entertaining and preparing Southern-style dishes for family and friends.

Services will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at the First Apostolic Faith Church, 27 S. Caroline St.

In addition to her husband who retired as vice principal of Furman L. Templeton Elementary, Mrs. Jones is survived by two daughters, Monica Michelle Jones and Miriam Marie Jones, both of Baltimore; a stepson, Joseph Thomas Jones Jr. of Baltimore; a brother, Charles Greene of Greensboro, N.C.; a half-brother, Charles Haynes of Tacoma, Wash.; and five grandchildren.

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