February 24, 1934-
July 16, 2014
Columbus, GA- Mr. Joseph L. Jones, Sr. (Staff Sergeant Retired) of Columbus passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital. He was 80 years of age and resided at #8 Elba Court.
The son of the late John and Louise Alston Jones, Mr. Jones was born in Wake Forest, NC on February 24, 1934. He was a U. S. Army Veteran
who retired following 23 years of service to his country. He was also retired after 17 years with Civil Services, Ft. Benning, GA. He was a dedicated member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Phenix City where he served as a Deacon, Usher and with the Finance and Trustee Boards. He also held a degree from Meadows Business College. Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Mrs. Lillie Sumbry Jones, a grandchild, Mario Bedell-Jones, and his father-in-law, Mr. A. B. Sumbry.
Survivors include: three sons, Andre Jones (Stephanie), Micheal Jones (Shanitha) and Joseph Jones, Jr. (Tammy); two daughters, Alethia Jones and Tracey Jones Gaines (Marcello); twelve grandchildren, two sisters, Johnelle Powell (James) and Mattie P. Lynn (Eddison); his mother-in-law, Mrs. Nellie B. Sumbry; two brothers-in-law, Alvin Sumbry and Josiah Sumbry; a host of other loving relatives and friends.
The Homegoing Celebration for Mr. Jones will be Today, July 25, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with interment in Main Post Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Rev. Dr. Marcus Lovelace, pastor will officiate. The cortege will depart from the residence Today at 10:00. Arrangements entrusted to the staff of Progressive Funeral Home, Inc. "A Touch of Dignity for Those Who Care." Condolences may express online at www.progressivefuneralhome.com