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Kristina (Kris) Dawnn Jones

Obituary Date: Friday 7th January 2022

Kristina (Kris) Dawnn Jones passed away on January 7, 2022, surrounded by close friends, after a 6-month battle with leiomyosarcoma. She is survived by her parents Robert & Virginia Jones of Lawrenceville, Georgia.  Born in 1963, at Fort McClellan in Anniston, Alabama, Kris spent most of her formative years in Alabama and Georgia. She graduated with a dual engineering degree from Berry College and Georgia Tech. She was employed as an electrical engineer with Occidental Chemical Company in Lake City, Florida as well as Ethicon in Cornelia, Georgia, and Siemens Automotive in Gainesville, Georgia.

Following her servant’s heart, in 2000, Kris shifted from the corporate to non-profit world. She was currently employed by Georgia Legal Services, where she served as Office Manager for both the Gainesville and Athens offices. In addition, Kris held multiple positions in her community that demonstrated her innate empathy and kindness.  She served on the Board of Circle of Hope, the local shelter for victims of domestic violence, and held leadership positions with task forces on family violence. In 2008, she was awarded Task Force Member of the Year by the Georgia Commission on Family Violence.

An avid traveler, Kris particularly enjoyed her European vacations.  Paris was her favorite.  She last visited the City of Lights before the pandemic and was always making plans to return.  She also traveled to Italy, Austria, and Germany with close friends, and Kris held these memories dear.  She traveled throughout the US but held a deep affinity for Savannah, Georgia which combined being by the water, walking, history, good jazz music, public art, and beautiful gardens, all of Kris’ favorite things.  
You can’t think about Kris without remembering her love of the arts.  Always up for live music, Kris supported local talent and large concerts every chance she could.  She surrounded herself with works of fine and folk art that she acquired during her travels or weekend art shows. She also loved college football, historical books, and her precious cats. Most of all, Kris will be remembered for her huge heart, mischievous smile, and sweet spirit.  

We'll celebrate Kris' life during an outdoor gathering this Spring.

In lieu of flowers, grab a cup of coffee and tip your barista well or make a generous donation to a charity of your choice in remembrance of Kris.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel at 1370 Industrial Boulevard, Baldwin, Georgia 30511. Telephone: 706-778-7123

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Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel
(706) 778-7123
1370 Industrial Blvd, Baldwin 30535