Trula Mae Jones Lunsford


Oct 8, 1946  Apr 12, 2018

Trula Mae Jones Lunsford, 71, passed away in her bed at home after a long illness on Thursday, April 12, 2018.

A native and lifelong resident of Buncombe County, she was a daughter of the late James O. Jones and Dorothy Bryant Jones. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank D. Lunsford; brother, James Jones; and sister, Nancy Jones Ingle.

Mrs. Lunsford put her faith in Christ, and was a compassionate and caring person who loved her family and dog, Riley. She worked for Stroup Sheet Metal and Carolina Mountain Roofing for more than 30 years, and also worked briefly for the Buncombe County Sheriffs Office.

She is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Yvonne Buckner of Leicester; sisters: Elizabeth James of Leicester, and Jean Pinkerton of Burnsville; brother, Garfield Jones of Eugene, OR; several nieces, great nieces, and 2 nephews; and her beloved dog, Riley.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in the chapel of Anders-Rice Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends for 1 hour prior to services on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Flowers are welcome, or memorials may be made in her memory to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.