Henry County

Local contractors surprise single mom and daughter with home makeover

HENRY COUNTY, Ga — Adrian Jones and her 7-year-old daughter Ava wouldn’t think of spoiling a surprise. Especially since the surprise is for them.

“It’s been very hard. However, I’m patient,” Adrian said.

“First of all, she is the sweetest little girl ever,” landscaper Marie Davis said. Besides Marie, there’s a painter, electrician, and many others all working on the Jones residence all week.

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“I have seen so many service repair companies together at one time,” project spokesperson Meagan Nash said. The contractors and parent company Neighborly Brands teamed up with the Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta to select a deserving family to help.

Adrian is a single parent. “I make too much to qualify for assistance, but not enough to meet all of her needs,” she said.


“I like Minions,” Ava told us. While her family saw the movie this week, they haven’t been home. They’re not allowed to see the makeover until it’s done, as that’s the surprise.

“It might just seem to some people that they’re just fixing up a house. But it actually opens up an opportunity for me to do more for her that will set her future and help her progress,” Adrian said.

The big reveal is on Saturday at noon.

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