Sheila Barlow Jones

Sheila Barlow Jones, 65, passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2021.  She was a lifelong resident of Hampton.  Sheila was employed with Hampton Christian Schools for nine years but her first love was being a homemaker.  She was a member of New Covenant Church in Hampton and a 1974 graduate of Hampton High School.  

Sheila was preceded in death by her parents, W.T. and June Barlow.  She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Eddie R. Jones, Sr.; daughter, Tammy Jones Kauffman (David); son, Eddie R. Jones, Jr. (Ingrid); two grandchildren, Kaylynn and Kyle Kauffman; three sisters, Brenda B. Quillin (Walter), Sharon B. Minter (Alan), and Christie B. Hopkins (Ivy); seven nieces and nephews; and six great-nieces and great-nephews.

The family will receive friends Monday, August 2, 2021, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at New Covenant Church, 1079 Big Bethel Road, Hampton, VA.  A funeral service will be conducted at the church on Tuesday, August 3 at 1:30 p.m., officiated by Pastor Stephen Deane.  Burial will follow the funeral at Peninsula Memorial Park. The CDC highly recommends masks for inside gatherings.

Sheila loved her family and her church family, and she was a servant to many in the church with her happy personality and smiling face.  Sheila was an incredibly sweet person with a giving heart and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Memorial donations may be made to New Covenant Church.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.



  1. Mel Floyd

    Precious one, your laugh and smile brightened the atmosphere. You will be greatly missed. You brought smiles to all of us with your weekly joke at Bible study. Your love will live forever in my heart. Our prayers are with you, dear family.

  2. Fay Barber

    I am deeply sadden to hear of Sheila’ s passing. We were classmates and friends for many years.
    I enjoyed spending time with Sheila at our Hampton High Reunion in 2019. It was my pleasure to be
    Kaylynn’s second grade teacher and to see Sheila being the best grandmother. She loved her family with
    all her heart. My prayers go out to her whole family. Sincerely, Fay Barber

  3. Lori Webb

    I am so very sorry to hear of this news😢 Shelia and her bible study ladies would come on Thursday’s to eat lunch at the cafe. What a blessing and joy she was with that big laugh and beautiful smile always on her face!! Again so sorry

  4. Barbara Thomas

    Eddie, Tammy and Eddie,Jr. I am so sorry to hear this news about Sheila. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.

  5. Phyllis eastman

    A perfect description of wonderful Sheila who showed her faith in her loving ways. Always remember her happy countenance and wonderful laugh. Praying for comfort for her family and friends that were family

  6. Brenda Perry

    To the Jones family. Right now when your loss is so fresh, it may be difficult for you to imagine that this pain will ever go away. In time the blessing of God’s unfailing grace will soften the hurt and give you peace, comfort and hope to heal. Until then there’s friends who are embracing and lifting you up in prayer. Love, Brenda & Alex

  7. Harold Smith

    Rest in peace sweet Sheila.
    It was the highest honor, knowing you for 60 years my friend.
    With your parting, Heaven has gained a special angel.

  8. Rhonda Brannan Garcia

    May God’s peace rest on Sheila’s family in the knowledge that while absent from her body she is now face to face with the Lord.

  9. Cathy Nicholson

    Shelia was always a bright , happy , and loving person, always cheerful and laughing. I certainly enjoyed knowing her . Wishing much love and peace to the family and my sorrow in your loss of your loved one. We will all miss her very much. Praying the Lord will give you grace and peace during this sad time. God rest her gentle soul. Cathy Nicholson

  10. Barbara Stevens

    I knew Sheila from my time working for Dr. Norman Edwards. She was one of the sweetest and most pleasant ladies ever. Sincere sympathy and prayers to her family.

  11. John & Cheryl Howard

    We are so sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. May God give you peace knowing you will see her again. Prayers

  12. susan v brown

    Sending my heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the entire family of Sheila Barlow Jones. We have lost a precious angel. Sheila, as well as her three sisters, were my adopted sisters. It was a pleasure to live next door to Sheila , watching her grow into an incredible person who loved life. Always with a smile on her face, she never met a stranger, just another new friend. Her giggle and laughter was infectious to all that knew her. I will miss her terribly. God Bless you Sheila.

  13. David & Laurie Holloway

    We are so sorry for you loss, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sheila was a very special person who will be greatly missed. She was such a kind and friendly person and she always had a smile. May all of your special memories help you through this difficult time.

  14. Gerry Mingee

    Brenda, sorry for your loss. Having lost a brother I know the emptiness that you feel. But be assured she was not created and put in your life for sorrow but for joy. I am praying that your family will find peace and hope, even in this difficult tome.

  15. Gus's pizza

    We are so sadden to here the news about ms Sheila. We here at Gus’s pizza enjoyed serving her. She was a very kind person. Our condolences go out to her family.

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