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A beloved husband, father, son, brother and friend to many, Mr. Bryant Fitzgerald Jones Jr., 23, affectionately known as "B.J. Jones," of Chesterfield, Va., went to heaven on Saturday, March 22, 2014.

He was born to Jewel Jones and Bryant Jones Sr. on Jan. 29, 1991, in Newport News, Va. Bryant graduated from Smithfield High School in 2009. He was employed at Aleris Rolled Products. Bryant married Armeisha Banks Jones in September 2013 and they resided in Chesterfield, Va.

Bryant loved God, and he also loved football, horseshoes and listening to music.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Isaiah Jones Sr., and his aunt and uncle, Annie Barshay Jones and Ronnie Jones.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Armeisha Jones; a son, Xavier Jackson; mother, Jewel Jones; father, Bryant Jones Sr. (Shunaic); brother, Bryon Jones; and two sisters, Mariah Jones and Monet Jones; grandparents, Delilah Ellis and Jonathan Ellis Sr., and Clara Jones; great-grandparents, Catherine Watson and Addie Mae Richardson; goddaughter, Janasia Walters; godparents, Jonathan Ellis Jr. and Stephanie Ellis, and Ralph William Sr. and Amanda Williams; aunts, Joanna Ellis, Jillian Johnson (Jermaine), Jessica Moody, Laverne Brown and Gwendolyn Perry (James); uncles, Isaiah Jones Jr. (Ann Marie), Larry Jones Sr. (Pam), Elanda Jones and James Jones; honorary aunt, Lynette Jones (James); mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ethel and Allen Butler; sisters-in-law, Tonia Bell, TeKeisha Newby, Shannon Coleman (Maurice), Serita Forehand (Jerome) and Cinquetta Banks; brother-in-law, Lionel Banks; special friends, Ralph Williams Jr., Cornell Jones Jr., Darrell Harvey, Ryan Holloway, Anthony Jones, Christopher Jones, Sterling Coker, Trevon Coleman, Jerome Forehand, Nelson Fegans, Terry Wallace, Maurice Coleman and Demetrius Brown; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services for Mr. Bryant F. Jones Jr. will be held noon Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Surry County High School, 1675 Hollybush Road, Dendron, Va.; the Rev. Vincent Thomas, Bethesda Baptist Church, New City, N.J., eulogist. The interment to follow at Church of All Nations Cemetery, Spring Grove, Va.

A candlelight vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014, at 3960 Lawnwood Drive, North Chesterfield (Richmond).

The family will receive from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2014, at the funeral establishment.

Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mr. Jones at

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., 804-732-8911,
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Published in The Progress-Index from Mar. 26 to Mar. 27, 2014
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