Elizabeth Adeline Lenhardt Jones (Betty), beloved wife of Briggs H. Jones died Wednesday, 29 November 2023 on Hilton Head Island, SC. Mrs. Jones was born 9 July 1932 in Charlotte, NC. She was the oldest child of the late Colonel and Mrs. Benjamin F. Lenhardt of Greenville, SC. She was a 1950 graduate of Charlotte Central High School and a 1954 graduate of the Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina where she received her BS degree.
Mrs. Jones was employed at Headquarters, Ft. Bragg, NC between 1955 and 1956. On 29 December 1956, she married Captain Briggs Howard Jones, USMA 1950, in a military ceremony at the Main Post Chapel at Ft. Bragg. They moved many times during her husband’s career with their last station being Washington, DC. Upon his retirement from the Army, they moved to Birmingham, Michigan where he began his second career with Chrysler/General Dynamics.
When her husband retired a second time they moved to Wexford, Hilton Head Island, SC where they enjoyed many years of Low Country living.
Betty was an active member of Providence Presbyterian Church of Hilton Head as well as Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church when she lived in Michigan.
Mrs. Jones is survived by her husband; her son Howard Lenhardt Jones (Marianne) of Jamesburg, NJ; her daughter Catherine Jones Schmidt (Bill) of Midlothian, VA; grandchildren Daniel Howard Jones of Bristol, PA, Caleb Reilly Jones of Philadelphia, PA, Sterling Hamilton Schmidt of Chicago, IL, Brooks Alston Schmidt of Arlington, VA; and siblings Peggy Lenhardt Smith of Point Pleasant, NJ, Benjamin Franklin Lenhardt, Jr. (Cindy) of Charleston, SC, Ann Lenhardt Schafstedde of Raleigh, NC and Sherry Lenhardt Sponseller (Rocky) of Greenville, SC along with many nieces and nephews.
A private burial will be in Beaufort National Cemetery and a memorial service will be held at Providence Presbyterian Church, 171 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island at 3:00 pm on Friday, 8 December 2023.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests with much appreciation, any memorials be made to Providence Presbyterian Church.