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Shay Jones

August 15, 1972 — April 30, 2018

Born in Nashville, TN on August 15, 1972 Departed on April 30, 2018 and resided in Nashville, TN Memorial Service: Saundersville United Methodist ChurchFriday May 4, 2018 2:00pm
Shay Lorri Jones

Born in Nashville, TN on August 15, 1972

Departed on April 30, 2018 and resided in Nashville, TN

Memorial Service: Saundersville United Methodist Church Friday May 4, 2018 2:00pm

Shay Lorri Jones, age 45, of Nashville, TN, passed away April 30,2018. Ms. Jones was born August 15, 1972 in Nashville, TN. She was a high school graduate from Gallatin High School. Following high school she became a graduate from UT Knoxville. Shay enjoyed crafting, music, loved to laugh and had a big heart. She was very funny and giving to all. Most important she was a beloved mother, daughter, sister and niece.
Ms. Jones is preceded in death by her sister, Robin Ann Johnson; grandparents, Lorin D. and Gertie Mae Service, Clio and Charlie Johnson. She is survived by her mother and step-father, Gail and John Drury of Gallatin, TN; her father and step-mother, Wayne and Beth Johnson of Kansas City, KS; son, Wyatt David Jones of Knoxville, TN; daughter, Eleanore "Ellie" Rose Jones of Knoxville, TN; brothers, Cameron (Michelle) Johnson of Hendersonville, TN, Sam Drury of Lebanon, TN; sisters, Lindsey Johnson of Mandeville, LA, Crystal Drury (Patrick) Law of Lebanon, TN; nieces, Molly Harper Johnson, Kaylor Robin Johnson, Cate Drury and Vaden Drury, Paige Underwood; nephews, Bailey Underwood and Donovan Law; aunts, Lorri Service and Sara Datillo, several cousins.
Services for Shay Lorri Jones will be held Friday, May 4, 2018 at 2:00P.M. at Saundersville United Methodist Church with Pastor Tom Hutson officiating in Hendersonville, TN, 710 East Main St. Hendersonville, TN 37075.
In lieu of flowers please donate to a local animal shelter.
Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center 584 Nashville Pike Gallatin, TN is in charge of arrangements. Alexandergallatin.com 615-502-0011. Obit line is 615-502-0555

20 Comments Sharon Carney Judd May 3, 2018 at 1:07 pm - Reply

My heart breaks for you, Gail & John. Sorry is not enough– Sharon Judd

Gail Drury May 17, 2018 at 9:58 pm - Reply

Sharon, you will never know how my heart lit up with joy when I saw you and your precious sister at Shay’s memorial service. Thank you so very much. Love, Gail

Tom and Linda Jones May 3, 2018 at 8:20 pm - Reply

We wish to express our condolences to all your family in your time of sorrow. May God Bless you and give you peace!

Gail Drury May 17, 2018 at 10:05 pm - Reply

Linda and Tom, I am so grateful for your thoughts. I have always felt so blessed and happy in your presence. Distance does not separate me from the love I have for you both.

Crystal Linnear May 4, 2018 at 2:40 pm - Reply

Shay you were such an amazing person and I am so happy that I had the opportunity to meet you. I’m so heartbroken that we never got to hangout with you out here. I will miss you and I love you. R.I.P. sweet lady

Gail Drury May 17, 2018 at 10:08 pm - Reply

Crystal, please know how your words to Shay have touched my heart. As her mother I am comforted by these thoughts.

Sara Jane Tinket May 4, 2018 at 5:03 pm - Reply

Grief is the price we pay for love. Shay made me laugh and your heart was pure. You will be so missed. For the family Shay spoke of you with love and pride. May Love enfold you and Light guide your path during this sad journey. Blessings.

Gail Drury May 17, 2018 at 10:12 pm - Reply

Thank you, Sara, for the beautiful remembrance of my precious daughter. She was so loved.

Sara Jane Tinker May 4, 2018 at 5:03 pm - Reply

May Love enfold you and Light guide your path.

Gail Drury May 17, 2018 at 10:13 pm - Reply

And we know we are loved too because of people like you.

M. Susan Pryor May 5, 2018 at 12:31 am - Reply

I live on Shay's street and I am heartbroken for you all. Please accept my sincere condolences as one of her neighbors.

Gail Drury May 17, 2018 at 10:17 pm - Reply

Susan, I think you have been blessed to have known Shay. She will always be remembered for her pure heart and huge sense of humor.

Christy May 5, 2018 at 1:55 am - Reply

I am grateful that I had the opportunity to know Shay. She was a wonderful soul and she had a great sense of humor. I will always remember fondly the birthday cake she baked for me last year! I thought so much of her. My thoughts and prayers are with her children and family during this time.

Gail Drury May 17, 2018 at 10:20 pm - Reply

Thank you Christy for sharing that with us. I didn’t know about the birthday cake but am not surprised. She had a heart of gold and touched so many people with her goodness.

Myrtle James May 5, 2018 at 3:07 am - Reply

Shay was my friend whom I loved being around. She was so funny, very brainy, helpful and a great friend. I am going to really miss her deeply. I bless her soul to go with God. I am so sad, she was a wonderful person.

Gail Drury May 17, 2018 at 10:26 pm - Reply

Thank you Myrtle. Shay mentioned you to me on many occasions. I knew of the love and respect you had for each other. I know you are hurting but please take comfort in knowing that she loved our Savior and is smiling on you from her Heavenly Home.

Gina Ferris May 6, 2018 at 1:41 am - Reply

I feel truly blessed to have met Shay in my journey. She made me a better person without knowing it and she brightens my smile always. Her light will continue to shine through me. Thank you Shay, for being my friend. To Gail~ she was a brilliant soul. Kind and smart… and mostly ~ sincere (let’s not forget hilarious)You raised an amazing woman. Thank you for giving her to the world.

Gail Drury May 17, 2018 at 10:40 pm - Reply

Gina, your beautiful words bring much comfort and happiness to my heart. They bring tears to my eyes as well. Because she was so loved by friends and family alike I know there many tears being shed and hearts trying to mend. And yes, I am honored to have been the one to “give her to the world”.

Kimberly Stout May 6, 2018 at 6:58 am - Reply

I am so very sorry for your loss and could never begin to imagine your pain. I graduated with Shay and most remember gorgeous smile, kind heart, and contagious laughter. Your family will be in my prayers today and in all the days to come.

Gail Drury May 17, 2018 at 10:47 pm - Reply

Thank you Kimberly. I’m grateful you got to know our precious Shay. The stars in Heaven are brighter now with her presence and the light she put in my world will never grow dim. I love her so much.

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