Memphis Municipal Court Judge Teresa Jones dies of cancer

MEMPHIS,Tenn. — SCS board member and former Judge Teresa Jones has died after battling with cancer, according to sources.

Teresa Jones served as a judge for Division 1 of the Memphis Municipal Court in Tennessee and assumed office on January 15, 2019 and her current term ends in 2023.

Jones ran for re-election for the Division 1 judge of the Memphis Municipal Court in Tennessee. Jones won in the general election on October 3, 2019.

Jones was the District 2 representative on the Shelby County Board of Education in Tennessee from 2011 to 2019. She resigned in 2019 after she was appointed as Memphis Municipal Judge District 1, according to the mayor’s office.

She’s an alumane of Lane College and studied law at the University of Memphis’ Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 1986.

Mayor Strickland’s shared this statement about the passing of Judge Teresa Jones:

“I’m sorry to learn today of the passing of Judge Teresa Jones who lost her battle with cancer. I was honored to appoint Teresa to the Memphis Municipal Court, Division One, before she was overwhelmingly elected in October of 2019. A long time public servant, Judge Jones applied her talent as a Shelby County school board member, Chief City Prosecutor, trial attorney, public defender and adjunct professor. She was also a competitive tennis player. Teresa Jones was a wonderful person, a skilled lawyer and a great judge who served our city well. Fortunately, I had the opportunity earlier in the week, not knowing it would be my last, to express those exact feelings to her. My sincere condolences to her family and friends in their time of grief.”