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Education professor lived a life of faith

August 10, 2010  |  University Advancement staff

Hearts are aching at Liberty University as the school mourns the loss of Dr. Jill Jones, associate professor of Graduate Education for the School of Education. Jones, 41, and her 16-year-old son Nicholas were killed Sunday in a car crash in Roanoke County, Va.

“The entire university community is deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Dr. Jones and her son,” said Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. “Dr. Jill Jones was one of Liberty University’s finest faculty members. I have heard from many how she was an extremely competent professor and a committed Christian who went the extra mile with her students, showing them how teaching could be not only a profession but a ministry.”

A funeral service is planned for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at TRBC, with visitation immediately following the service.

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