Levy Jones Jr. affectionately known as "Lucky "of 550 Flank Road, Petersburg, Va., Vista Park Assisted Living, departed this life on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Southside Regional Medical Center. He was born in Augusta, Ga., on Sept. 20, 1925, to the late Levy Jones Sr. and Ella Bush Jones. He served in United States Army where he received honorable discharge. He attended the former Virginia State Institute where he studied to become an electrician. He worked for years with Friendly's Oil Company, Southside Candy Company and Maclin Zimmerman Tabaco Company.
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Lucky was a very peaceful and loving man. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, playing cards and dominos. He loved to watch the DC Giants baseball team on Saturdays and Sundays. He was well known as Uncle Lucky.
He is preceded in death by: his wife Rachel, Gilmore Jones; a brother, Kenny Jones; and two sisters, Mary Sharp and Louise Jones.
He leaves to cherish his memories: one brother, Arthur Jones of Claxton, Ga.; three daughters, Phyllis Jackson of Hopewell, Sabrina Queen (James) of Chesterfield, and Mary Jones Brown of Maryland; five sons, Levy Jones lll ( June) of Petersburg, Lamont Jones of Petersburg, Letaz Jones ( Avis) of North Carolina, Walter Jones (Ruby) of Woodbridge, and Mark Smith (Veena) of Chesterfield; 25 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces; nephews; and close friends.
The family would like to thank Vista Park Assisted Living, Southside Regional Medical Center ICU, 5 West nursing staff and Gentiva Hospice. A special thanks to Dr. Neff and Dr. Ahmed.
A funeral will be held at 12 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at the Royal Baptist Church, Petersburg, the Rev. Dr. Phillip Williams, pastor, and the Rev. Carlos Jordan will officiate. Burial will follow at the Amelia Veteran Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Joseph M. Johnson and Son Funeral Home, 530 S. Sycamore St., Petersburg, 804-863-4411.
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Published in The Progress-Index from Apr. 11 to Apr. 12, 2014