Sarah Elizabeth Jones, 27, climbed the ranks of the film industry with a passion for cinematography

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Sarah Elizabeth Jones, a native of West Columbia, died Feb. 20, 2014, in Savannah, Ga. while working as a camera assistant. She was 27.

She was a graduate of Brookland-Cayce High School and the College of Charleston and she finished her formal education with a major in media communications and a minor in film studies. Ms. Jones began her film career while interning on the set of “Army Wives,” a popular television show. With her spunk and determination, she continued to climb the ranks of the film industry, quickly finding a passion in the art of cinematography.

She was a loyal and respected member of the International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600). From the heights of the mountains she hiked, to the depths of the oceans she dove (and never without a camera to record her experiences), the gift of her presence was felt far and wide.

To have heard of Ms. Jones was a privilege, but to have known her was a blessing. It was to feel an energy that was infectious and kind. Although her physical being is no longer beside us, her smile and her love of life will forever transcend in all the lives of those she touched. Her friends are too many to count.

Ms. Jones is survived by her parents, Richard and Elizabeth Jones, of West Columbia; grandfather, Andrew Jones, of West Columbia; brother, Eric Jones, of Atlanta, Ga.; sister, Rebecca Jones, of Boone, N.C.; and a devoted, extended family of cousins, aunts and uncles.

A memorial will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at Ashland United Methodist Church, 2600 Ashland Road, Columbia, SC, 29210, followed by a celebration of Ms. Jones’ life at 5 p.m. at Saluda River Club. (Main Entrance at 644 Corley Mill Road, Lexington, SC, 29072; Clubhouse located on Chickawa Drive)

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to: BC Education Foundation Sarah Jones Scholarship Fund c/o Brookland-Cayce High School, 1300 State Street, Cayce, SC, 29033

Please leave online condolences for the family at Barr-Price Funeral Home.

 

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