This interview will bring tears to your eyes just as it did to George Jones' widow, Nancy. Through tears, she courageously talks about her last moments with George, and listening to her words will without a doubt give you goosebumps.
During an interview with the Tennessean, Nancy looked off into the distance and recalls a very important moment. She choked back a sob and said, “We were standing at the foot of the bed, and George just hadn’t said nothing, and all of a sudden, he opened his eyes, and I was fixin’ to go toward him, and the doctor kind of held me back, and George said, ‘Well, hello there.’ He said, ‘I’ve been looking for you. He said, ‘My name’s George Jones.’ And he was gone. He closed his eyes and that was the end of it.” Nancy, with stern conviction stated, "In my heart, I know he was talking to God."
Nancy believed that God sent her to save George and that she did. She stayed strong and sturdy by his side through the years, during his battle with alcoholism and so much more. "God put me with him to help him get the devil out of him. God put me there to do a job, and I did it," she said.
"God told me, 'If you leave him, he's going to die.' And I said, 'You know what — you're too good of a man to let go to hell and I'm not gonna let you do it,'" she said. Nancy went through times of both verbal and physical abuse, but that didn't stop her. After George got into a car accident in 1999, he finally put an end to his drinking and smoking. Nancy recalled that time, "He said, ‘God, if you let me get over this, I’ll never touch a cigarette or liquor again. I was warm all over. This time he meant it.”
George Jones passed away April 26, 2013 due to hypoxic respiratory failure. During his career, George had over 150 hits. Many of the songs he sang showcased his devotion to God. He's in a better place now, as proven by his final words. We all miss you, Possum!
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