Obituary of Heather Jones
Heather Veronica Jones, 53, passed away on May 17, 2017, at home surrounded by her loved ones. Born in Trenton, NJ on April 20, 1964 to William and Dorothy Mathison of Cream Ridge, Heather was a lifelong resident of the New Egypt area. She grew up in Cream Ridge, and attended New Egypt Elementary and Allentown High Schools where she forged special long-term friendships.
Heather was a very creative soul and enjoyed many artistic hobbies and accomplishments. As a homemaker, she delighted in creating a distinctive home that reflected her family’s interests. Heather’s artistic sense allowed her to fashion thoughtful and original gifts for her family and friends. Heather’s talents included cooking, decorative cake-making, sewing, floral arranging, gardening, as well as drawing and painting on canvas, notecards and unique objects. Heather enjoyed entertaining and hosted many memorable gatherings. She loved the beach, especially Island Beach State Park. Heather was an avid collector of Wizard of Oz memorabilia and was enamored by anything to do with fairies, witches and magical creatures.
Heather was a licensed manicurist who delighted her clients with her creative flair. Heather was an active member of the New Egypt Historical Society and used her artistic sense to reorganize and redesign many of the displays in the NEHS museum. A very proud moment for Heather was when her Goldfinch painting was featured on the sign for Paradise Park in New Egypt.
Heather leaves behind her husband of 32 years, Donald Jones, their son Jordan Jones, her parents, William and Dorothy Mathison, her sister Yvonne Mathison Itchmoney, and her best friends, Diana Begley, Donna Galluci, Susan Dombroski Rodriguez and Angela Jacobs Steen. Heather also leaves a great many family members and friends who will miss her dearly.
Heather’s light will continue to shine in our memories and hearts, as well as through her paintings and artwork. Relatives and friends will be invited to gather at a celebration of Heather's life at a later date.
Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Egypt Historical Society, PO Box 295, New Egypt NJ 08533.