01/17/10 — ROBERT JONES JR.

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Nov. 9, 1927-Jan. 13, 2010

Robert Jones Jr. departed this life on Jan. 13, 2010, surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, at 1 p.m. at St. Mark Church of Christ, 700 W. Ash St. in Goldsboro.

Robert was born on Nov. 9, 1927, to Lon and Sadie Jones. He attended Wayne County Schools. He was a senior deacon at St. Mark Church of Christ, where he served under three pastors.

He was a retiree of Cherry Hospital.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy V. Jones.

He is survived by one son, Leroy (Gertrude) Evans; six daughters, Jerelene Williams, Judy DeMerritt, Sadie (Ernest) Watson, Margetta Jones, Benita (Terry) Jones and Chakita (Rodney) Perry; three sisters, Elnora (Albert) Chestnutt, Veola Brown and Argie Pryor; 23 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family is being served by Howell Funeral Home and Crematory in Goldsboro where condolences may be posted at www.howellfuneral.com.


Published in Obituaries on January 17, 2010 11:00 AM