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Teddy Jones Boatwright
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Obituary for Teddy Jones Boatwright

Kinston-Teddy Jones Boatwright, 70, of Kinston, peacefully ascended to her Heavenly reward on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. Teddy was born December 3, 1947 in Louisburg to the late Louis Ervin Jones and Shirley Surtees Jones.

Teddy had a way of connecting with everyone who crossed her path. Her warm smile and larger than life personality served her well during her working career. Her positive attitude allowed her to see the best in everyone.

Teddy had a passion and heart for helping others. She poured her heart into caring for her mother and daughter. Everything for Teddy revolved around the care and well being of her family. Her gracious personality and zest for life inspired those who knew Teddy. She brought much joy, love and happiness to her family and friends. She will be deeply missed and always remembered.

A service to celebrate and honor Teddy’s life will be held Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 1 p.m. from Rouse Funeral Home with Bishop Bobby Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Pinelawn Memorial Park.

Teddy is survived by her fiancé, Ray Lewis; three grandchildren, Chandler Benton, Daniel Benton and Sarah Benton; two brothers, Bobby Jones and wife, Linda, and Jimmy Jones and wife, Wanda; son-in-law, Gerald Benton; nieces and nephews, Tammy and husband, David, Chad and wife, Leah, Jamie and wife, Becky, and Ashley; great nieces and nephews, Wesley, Shauna and husband, Dallas, Kaiden, Kaysen, Jaxon, Beckett, Camden and Finley. In addition to her parents, Teddy’s daughter, Kimmie Benton, preceded her in death.

Family and friends will be received Thursday from 12-1 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at Memorials may be made to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, NC 27534. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Rouse Funeral Home

108 North Caswell Street
La Grange, NC 28551-1725

Service Of Remembrance




1:00 PM
Rouse Funeral Home

108 North Caswell Street
La Grange, NC 28551-1725

Cemetery Details


Pinelawn Memorial Park

4488 HIghway 70 West
Kinston, NC 28504

Memorial Contribution

Kitty Askins Hospice Center

107 Handley Park Court
Goldsboro, NC 27534

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