Irish Rose Jones, 79, of Victoria, Va. joined her husband Dewey McKinley Jones in Heaven on Dec. 23, 2020. She was the daughter of the late Zack Emmitt Atkins and Mary Catherine Atkins; and great-grandmother of the late Abel Dean Shelton. Mrs. Jones is survived by her daughter Jeanette J. Shelton (Bobby) of Victoria; her son, Bryant M. Jones (Linda) of Burkeville; two grandsons, Jonathan Shelton (Jessica) and Nicki Shelton (Laura) 3 great-grandchildren, Bohdi Shelton, Emily Shelton and Daegen Shelton; step-grandson, Brian Shelton (Carrie) and 7 step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Nannie Bell Skinner and Rachel Schutt; her brother, Bruce Atkins (Peggy); numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. A special thank you to Melody and Alan Parrish, all staff at Heritage Hall Blackstone, and Vaughan’s Grocery. Irish enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved her coffee and making people laugh. Her body will lie in state at Staples Funeral Home in Victoria on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020 from 2 to 7 pm and Saturday, Dec. 26, from 9 to noon for anyone wishing to pay their respects. Graveside funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020 at 2 PM at Crestview Memorial Park, Hwy 1 North, LaCrosse, Virginia. Flowers are welcome or please consider a donation to The Victoria Fire and Rescue in her memory.