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Jerry Jones-Johnson

October 10, 1929 ~ July 11, 2021 (age 91)


Jerry Jones-Johnson, of Russell Springs, passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2021, at her home. She was 91 years of age.

Born on October 10, 1929, in the Esto Community of Russell County, she was the daughter of the late Carl B. and Elizabeth Oakes Phelps. Known by many as “Miss Jerry,” she was a retired teacher for the Russell County Board of Education with 33 years of dedicated service.  She was a member of Russell Springs Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband, Benge Johnson, of Russell Springs; one great-grandson, Andrew Jones; one great-granddaughter, Morgan Jones; her sister-in-law and soul mate, Judy Phelps; one nephew, Jacob Phelps; and one niece, Elizabeth Hopper.

In addition to her parents, Miss Jerry was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul Wallace Jones, who passed away on August 29, 1988; one son, Alan Phelps Jones; one grandson, Paul Alan Jones; one brother, John D. Phelps; and one nephew, John Carl Phelps.

Funeral services are 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at Bernard Funeral Home with Brother Carroll Egnew, Brother Mark Hale, and Brother Don Emerson officiating. Burial will follow in Phelps Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 12:00-2:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at Bernard Funeral Home.

Miss Jerry’s pallbearers will be Jacob Phelps, Mitchell Richards, Jansen Hopper, Andrew Jones, Mark Hale, and Mike Egnew.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: Russell Springs Christian Church, P.O. Box 1207, Russell Springs, KY 42642; or Phelps Cemetery, c/o Judy Phelps, 2260 West Hwy 92, Jamestown, KY 42629.

Miss Jerry’s funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at

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July 14, 2021

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Bernard Funeral Home

Funeral Service
July 14, 2021

2:00 PM
Bernard Funeral Home

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