George Jones’ monument was unveiled and a special announcement was made by his widow Nancy Jones at the Woodland Roesch-Patton Funeral Home & Memorial Park. The event was open to the public. See the video below.
Linda Whitney drove 8 hours to be here for this moment. She has been a fan since she was 16 years old. “I’ve never seen anything so beautiful. It broke my heart because it’s like he was suppose to be here singing he stopped loving her today.” The unveiling came with some big news. Come this Friday at the Tribute show, Nancy doesn’t want to see what happened at the funeral.
Thousands left outside with no way in. So she is putting up massive screens and speakers so anyone can watch the concert from Bridgestones Plaza. “You won’t be left out. That is what George would want so that is what I am doing.”
Nancy also announced the creation of the MTSU George Jones Scholarship Fund. And talk about a legacy living on – MTUS announced that they will soon offer a George Jones class. “Just like you would study Bach and Beethoven, we want our studetns to learn the life of George Jones” says Beverly Keel with MTSU. Project by project, Nancy is doing just as she promised, making sure her husbands impact lives on. “That man was loved by people from 2 to 92 and it’s still there.”