Madeline Albritton Jones

January 8, 2021

CHARLOTTE – Madeline Albritton Jones passed away January 8, 2021. She was born June 28, 1934 in Greene County, North Carolina. Madeline was predeceased by her parents Floyd Elois Albritton and Pauline Eason Albritton, three brothers, one sister, and her husband of 42 years, George D. Jones, Jr.

She graduated from Barton College (Atlantic Christian) in 1955 with a B.S. in Elementary Education. Madeline also did advanced studies at UNC – Charlotte. She retired from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg System having taught at Myers Park Elementary and Dilworth Elementary. As a member of Providence United Methodist Church, she was involved in several groups and volunteering. Madeline was also a member of the Mint Museum Delhom Service League and the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary.

Madeline’s love of travel took her to many foreign countries and all over the United States. She loved to read and was very involved with exercising and volunteering at Matthews Glen (formerly Plantation Estates), where she resided.

Madeline is survived by her two sons, Ron Jones (Mary), Andy Jones (Julie) and daughter, Leigh Wells (Ken); four grandchildren, Meghanne Jones Shepherd (James), Matthew Jones (Bessie), Kaleigh Wells, and Zachary Wells (Christie), three step-grandchildren, Michael Davis (Stephanie), Christopher Davis (Maggie Wade) and Graham Davis, and three great-grandsons Carter Shepherd, Easton Wells, and Evan Jones.

Interment will be private in Evergreen Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Matthews Glen, 733 Plantation Estates Drive, Matthews, North Carolina 28105, Attention: Samaritans Fund, Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28211, Attention: Children’s Department, or Compassion International (Releasing Children from Poverty), PO Box 6500, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80962-2731.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at

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  • Karen Hoover

    We are so sorry for the passing of Leigh’s mother. She was a ray of light and a sweet lady the few times I met her. Prayers for all of the family. Hold tight to each other and the memories you have of the happy times.
    Love to all

  • Libby Holman

    I was the Assistant Principal at Dilworth when Madeline Jones was a kindergarten teacher there. She also taught my daughter. She was warm and compassionate with the children and I always felt that I could trust her judgement. As a faculty member, she was firm in her beliefs but was a team player. I loved and respected Madeline Jones. Rest In Peace, Madeline.

  • Mark and Halina Robertson

    So sorry to hear of your mother (Leigh)/grandmother (Kayleigh, Zachary)'s passing. She was an important part of our lives and she will be missed. Love always.

  • Melissa Greene

    Dear Madeline’s Family, I am so sad to hear about Madeline’s death. I worked with her for 10 years at Dilworth and have so many fond memories of her! She was a wonderful teacher, colleague and friend. She was a beautiful lady inside and out! I’m so happy I was able to see her at the last Dilworth teacher’s reunion where we had a nice long catch up chat. My prayers and thoughts are with her family and friends during this sad time.

    Melissa Greene

  • Brenda Richmond

    To the family of Madeline Jones:
    I want to send my prayers and condolences to you for the loss of your mom. Madeline and I worked together for years at Diworth. It was a pleasure seeing her at our last gathering, still Madeline with that quick quip and laugher. She will be missed.

  • Kelly Alexander

    We are sending our love and sympathy to your family. May our heavenly king watch over all of you.

  • Jane Seawell

    I was so sorry to hear of Madeline's passing. I had a nice visit with her at a Dilworth School faculty party not so long ago. She was her usual bright and cheerful self.
    I taught kindergarten in the room beside hers for a number of years. She was much loved by her students, their parents and her fellow teachers.
    I will miss her.