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Celebrating the life of

Nellie Zipperer Jones

August 11, 1920 - June 24, 2024

Nellie Zipperer Jones

Nellie Zipperer Jones, 103,  of Savannah, passed away peacefully at her home , on June 24, 2024. She was born in Egypt, Georgia, August 11, 1920, to Anna Blanton Zipperer and Ellis Leander Zipperer.

Nellie moved with her family to Savannah when she was four years old and was baptized into the congregation at First Baptist Church when she was ten years old where she was a devoted member all of her life. She taught Sunday School to all the children and enjoyed working with the youth, remembering them fondly until her death.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 81 years, William Sullivan Jones. 

She is survived by her three sons William Sullivan Jones, Jr. (Patsy), Robert Zipperer Jones (Ann) , Richard Ellis Jones (Brenda); six grandchildren, Paige Butler (Joe), Ashley Ferreira (Ellis), Christopher Jones (Magen), Amanda Walker (Brian), Amy Jones, Mark Jones; and ten great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 1, 2024 in Greenwich Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers the family suggest you consider a donation be made in Nellie's memory to First Baptist Church of Savannah, 223  Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31401 or a charity of your choice. 



What a true Southern Bell. She was the sweetest Wife, Mother, Sister, Aunt and of course Grandmother anyone could ask for. She loved Billy’s friends as if they were her own. So any sweet memories at Birthdays, Beach trips and weddings. Although it has been years since I saw her last, memories of Nellie bring a smile to my face.

- Catherine Luckey-Ivey, Augusta, Georgia

Dear Nellie’s Family, Nellie was a gift to me and I will miss her. She was a special lady. Sincerely, Emily

- Emily Garrard, Savannah, GA

Bobby and family, memories of your Mom are delightful and what a blessing to have her for all these years...truly remarkable to live to 103! My parents, Tom & Nita Daniels, were good friends with your Mom and Dad for many years, going back to our little kid years. I remember visiting your house near Bacon Park as a tiny little girl and your Mom and Dad were genuinely always so kind and warm to our entire Daniels Family. My heartfelt sorrow on the loss of your Mom, but also a celebration to know they all are resting in God's Glorious home of Heaven.

- Patty Daniels Miller , Alpharetta , GA

This truly wonderful person who influenced me along with many others will be missed. Prayers for all...

- John Lanier, Rome, GA

I don't know what made me think about Aunt Nellie these past few days, but now I know why. Aunt Nellie was a wonderful person. My family often visited her and stayed in her home. She and Aunt Olevia would come to Reynolds on occasion for a stay. I remember her always being happy and smiling. Her love for the church and teaching trickled down to my mother and to me. All my memories of her are of her soft voice, strong spirit, loving kindness and a whole lot of other things. My condolences to the family as I know you will miss this grand lady. With love, Diane Posey

- Diane Posey (Nellie was my grandmother's sister (Montez), Reynolds, Ga

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel