Butterfield Statement on the Passing of Dr. Beverly Washington Jones

Jul 19, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) issued the following statement on the passing of North Carolina’s own Dr. Beverly Washington Jones:

“Dr. Beverly Washington Jones was my friend and college classmate. A woman of great vision with a steadfast drive to strive for excellence in pursuit of continuous public service; Dr. Beverly Washington Jones has left a strong legacy that we all can aspire to. She was known as a history maker, an influential and savvy businesswoman and passionate proponent of the academic enrichment of our future generations. She poured her life’s work into the education and advancement of young people, and she believed in the importance of telling the stories of the past in hopes of a vision of a better future. Dr. Washington Jones has left an enduring impression and influence on so many, I am glad to have had the opportunity to call her friend.”