The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the Zion Hill Baptist Church, 260 W. Allen Street (GA Highway 118), Leslie, Georgia, where Rev. James Hill is pastor. The Reverend Eugene Hall, pastor of Jackson Grove Baptist Church, will officiate
Burial will follow in the Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Road, Jacksonville, Florida at 2:30 P.M., Thursday, May 25, 2017 of Jacksonville, Florida with military honors.
The family may be contacted at the home of his mother, Mrs. Emma Spencer Jones, 449 Bone Road, Americus, Georgia.
Mr. Eddie L. Jones, Jr. was born August 29, 1948 in Americus, Sumter County, Georgia to Emma Spencer Jones and late Eddie Lee Jones, Sr. He was a 1967 graduate of Sumter County High School. He continued his education at Miami Dave College of Miami, Florida. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Brownfield, Miami, Florida. He retired from Federal Government - Social Security Administration Division of Miami, Florida.
Survivors are a beloved wife of twenty-eight years, Loretta Hall Jones, Pembroke Pine, Florida; children, Lathen Rogers (Sonya), Elkridge, Maryland, Lequeista Smith (Dwayne), Jacksonville, Florida; four grandchildren, Akilah, Ledarius, Dorian and Asha; mother, Emma Spencer Jones, Americus, Georgia; siblings Ossie Bishop, Leslie, Georgia, Ira Jones, Americus, Georgia, Mary Lee Preston (Jack), Stone Mountain, Georgia, and Calvin Jones ( Rosemary), Leslie, Georgia; loving and devoted aunts, Beaurina Johnson, Albany, Georgia, Ossie Johnson, Cobb, Georgia, Hattie Jones, DeSoto, Georgia and Addie B. Hightower, Leesburg, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, other cousins and friends including Reverend Eugene Hall.