LEXINGTON — Brenda Whitehouse Jones, 67, wife of Harry Jones Jr., died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.
Born in Lebanon, Ky., she was a daughter the late Marshall and Frances W. Whitehouse of Danville, Ky. Brenda was predeceased by her sister, Marsha MacDonald.
A graduate of Danville High School, she was a member of the cheerleading squad, and president of her Senior Girls Sorority. Brenda started her interior design career and joined her husband’s building company, Harry Jones Jr. Building and Management Co., where she designed the interiors of many homes in the Lexington area.
Upon Jones Builders entering the commercial building and rental business, Brenda joined Hellringers Furniture Store’s design team, leading store sales for a number of years. Brenda also designed many interiors for builders in the Parade of Home Builders Showcase. When Hellringers moved its store, Brenda joined Design Smiths design group. Brenda’s final project was as a designer and builder for her longtime client, William J. Simpson, for his home at the Avenue of Champions.
Brenda was a founding member of the Lexington Womans Club, and a member of the Kentucky Athletic Club, where she and her family took many trips with their good friends, Bill and Joyce Kennoy. Brenda was a member of the Kentucky Alumni Association, a Kentucky Fellow, a member of the Dansante Dance Club and Keeneland Club.
Brenda attended the University of Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky University, studying interior design. Brenda enjoyed many good times at Jeromes Boutiques with Eleanor’s Gals, and keeping up with the latest beauty and clothing trends.
During Brenda’s pregnancy with her third child, she participated as a patient in Dr. Phil Crossen’s research involving the development of a vaccine to eliminate the RH antibody buildup in pregnant mothers.
In addition to her husband of 49 years, survivors include a daughter, Christy Jones (Steve) Bradley of Lexington; two sons, Ted (Katie) Jones of St. Louis, and Marshall Clay (Tanya) Jones of Greenville, S.C.; and grandchildren.
Brenda’s charming smile and unselfish devotion to her friends and family will be greatly missed.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today, Feb. 11, at Milward Funeral Home-Man O’ War, 1509 Trent Blvd., where funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery, Danville.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.