James Arthur Jones
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MANSFIELD: James Arthur "AJ" Jones, 49, passed this life Friday, June 28, 2013 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital after a sudden illness.
Mr. Jones was born on Thursday, September 12, 1963 to James and Fannie Williams Jones, Sr. in Mansfield and had been a life long resident. AJ was a 1982 graduate of Mansfield Senior High School, employed with Wendy's Restaurant for 23 years serving his last position at the Richland Mall location as Assistant Manager. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Willard where he served as head usher and was a Deacon in Training. AJ was a sports fan of the University of Michigan, Oakland Raiders, and Boston Celtics. His favorite shoes were Adidas and hats were Kangol.
AJ is survived by his daughter: Rebecca Jones, Mansfield, mother: Fannie Jones, Mansfield; 3 sisters: Jackie (Clarence) Rawls, Barbara Jean Helm, and Emma Quander, Mansfield; 6 brothers: Bishop Clifton Jones, Sandusky, Gary (Paris) Jones, Akron, Pastor Jeffrey (Chrissy) Jones, James Jones, Jr.,
Richard Jones and Kenneth (Vera) Jones, Mansfield, his former wife with whom he remained friends: Martha L. Jones, Mansfield; and a host of nieces and nephews.
AJ was preceded in death by his father James "Sonny" Jones, Sr.
The homegoing service will be held Friday at 11:00 AM in the Oasis of Love Church with his brother and Pastor Jeffrey Jones delivering the eulogy. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. Interment will be in Mansfield Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the home of AJ's mother, 388 Woodridge Dr.
Online condolences may be left at www.williamsfuneralservices.com.
The family has selected Williams Funeral Services.
Published in the News Journal on July 2, 2013