Obituary for Paula Elaine Cordell (Jones)
Paula Elaine Jones Cordell, 62, entered into eternal peace on Saturday, October 7, 2017 surrounded by the ones she laughed with, loved, and lived for at her home in Black Mountain, where she had lived most of her life. Her strong will to live, unwavering faith in God, and the love and support of family and friends carried her through a courageous 10-month battle with cancer.
Paula was born on June 21, 1955 in Asheboro, NC to the late Paul Jones and Aileen Lambert Jones. Throughout her life, she maintained a caring and compassionate demeanor that won the trust and hearts of many, who even now are being changed by her witness of constant nurturing, love, and faith.
She graduated from Charles D. Owen High School in 1975, and was previously employed by Kunkle Valve, McDowell Medical Associates, and Goodwill Industries. But her most favorite and rewarding job was being a stay at home mom and beloved nana.
In 1992, she and her family moved to a farm in Glenwood, NC where she raised her 3 children for 10 years. It was there that she embraced her love for animals, especially Dachshunds.
Kind and selfless, she was the heart of her family and will be forever remembered for her contagious smile, generosity, unspoken strength and devotion to her family and friends.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by daughter, Miranda Owenby; brother, Michael Jones; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Surviving are ex-husband of 23 years and lifelong friend, Joe Cordell of Black Mountain; brother, Randy Jones; daughters, Jordan and Jody Cordell; son, Jake Cordell (Brooke Tollie); “adopted” daughter, Megan Rose; granddaughters, Karlee, Paislee, and Chezlee Cordell; grandson, Jaden Cordell; nieces, Amanda Jones (Derek), Elizabeth Presley (Matt), and Amy Reich.
Also surviving are sisters in Christ and loyal friends for many decades, Linda Pruett, Marilyn Walker, Ann Reich, Judy Jones, and Kay Core; and special and adored furry friends, Jada and Jinx.
Flowers are accepted and appreciated.
The family will receive friends Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:30pm at Black Mountain United Methodist Church with a celebration of life service immediately following with Pastor Mike Macdonald and Rev. Weston Hall officiating.
Burial will be in Mountain View Memorial Park.