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Age:  57


Years Paddled: 

Rookie 2017


I married my high school sweetheart, Jim Jones.  We have a son Jimmy Jones III, a daughter Jessica Williams and son-in-law David Williams.  I also have two grand-daughters, Harper and Willow.

Where she’s from:

I was born and raised in Nashville, NC and after I got married we moved to Bailey, where we have always lived and pray we grow old there till our time.


I graduated from Southern Nash Senior High School


I have always farmed.  That is how Jim and I met.  On our farm we grow sweet potatoes, slips and the seed potatoes that we sell all over the US as well as a few foreign countries. Until just a year ago, we also had about 6 acres of blackberries that we sold to Trader Joe’s for over 14 years.  We have truly been blessed with our farming operation.

Who has influenced her life:

Jesus, my Dad and My Husband

Fun Fact:

I am scared of heights, but I am in the process of getting my private pilots license.

Essential Paddling Gear:

A kayak that is longer than the one I had last year and some gear so I can keep up with ANYONE!  I also love having other people around me.



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