Wilbert H. JONES

JONES, Wilbert H.

Wilbert H. Jones, 70, of Bloomfield, beloved husband of Gloria (Perry) Jones, went to his eternal rest with the Lord on Monday, (October 21, 2013) at Hartford Hospital. Born in Plains, GA to the late Clayton and Onie (McGarrah) Jones, he was raised in Delray Beach, FL and has been a resident of the Hartford and Bloomfield area for almost 50 years and a longtime member of Bethel AME Church in Bloomfield. He served his country proudly with the US Army during the Vietnam War, graduated from Bethune-Cookman University and earned his Master's degree from the University of Hartford. For 35 years Coach Jones, as he was known, taught with the Hartford public school system and coached football, wrestling, girls track and basketball before retiring from Weaver High School. He was an avid NY Yankees and UCONN fan, but enjoyed watching any sport. Wilbert loved to fish in his spare time and enjoyed cooking and traveling with his family. An exceptional man and a devoted husband and father, he will be dearly missed. Besides his loving wife Gloria of Bloomfield, he is survived by his daughter Solange Davis and her husband Frederick, of West Orange, NJ; his grandsons Frederick Davis, III and Wilbert Kyle Davis; his brothers, Clayton Jones and his wife Gayla, Charles Jones and Clifford Tommie; his sister Shirley Polk and her husband Mack; a sister-in-law Mary Burney; and a brother-in-law Eddie (Doris) Perry.
A homegoing service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, October 28 at the Bethel AME Church, 1154 Blue Hills Ave, Bloomfield, followed by burial with military honors in Mountain View Cemetery, Bloomfield. The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 27 from 6-8 p.m. at the Carmon Windsor Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave Windsor, and prior to the service at the church on Monday, from 10-11 a.m. For online condolences please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com

Funeral Home

Carmon Windsor Funeral Home
807 Bloomfield Avenue Windsor, CT 06095
(860) 688-2200

Published in The Hartford Courant on Oct. 26, 2013