Marilyn B. Jones, 86, Alexandria Bay

ALEXANDRIA BAY, NY –  Marilyn B. Jones, 86, Alexandria Bay, was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus and her beloved husband, Ted Jones, the morning of Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. She passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter, Elizabeth, in Haymarket, VA.

Born March 9, 1934, in Watertown, NY, daughter of the late John and Dorothy Tallon Brownell, she graduated from Alexandria Bay High School and then from the University of Rochester, with her RN degree.

She worked in medical offices throughout her career, ultimately retiring from Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, SC in 1996.

She married Harvey “Ted” Jones on June 15, 1957 at the Church of the St. Lawrence, in Alexandria Bay with Rev. David Talbot officiating. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2007 with a dinner with close friends and family at Pine Tree Point, where they had their wedding reception so many years earlier. Mr. Jones passed away on April 6, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Marilyn is survived by her son, Troy Jones and his wife, Sue, of Charlotte, NC, her daughter, Elizabeth Amy Wheeler and her husband Edward Jr., of Haymarket, VA and her grandchildren, Evan (Kristin) and Ryan Jones, Trei and Victoria Wheeler.

Marilyn was her kids’ biggest fan in whatever they were involved in and was a team mom to various baseball teams, Cub Scout and Brownie leader, and the coach of the Belvedere Youth Football Cheerleaders.

Once she retired to Alexandria Bay she very much enjoyed being team mom to Ted’s teams which he coached and she also became a member of the E.J. Noble Hospital Auxiliary, Church of the St. Lawrence Vestry, the local Garden Club, a volunteer at the community Thrift Store and was also named Citizen of the Year 2011.

Funeral services will be announced in the spring of 2021. Burial will be in Barnes Settlement Cemetery.

The family would especially like to thank the very special caregivers who showed so much love and compassion: Rachel Wiseman, Paige Guns, Sonya Turner and Ann Javins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Church of the St. Lawrence, P.O. Box 211, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607 or The River Hospital, P.O. Box 567, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607, Attn: Development Dept.

Arrangements are with Costello Funeral Service, Alexandria Bay.

Online condolences may be made at