LAKELAND - Richard "Ricky" Jones, 54, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, August 11, 2013, as a result of complications of dementia.
Ricky was born December 31, 1958 in Lakeland and remained a lifelong resident. He was very involved in the Special Olympics
in the late 1970s. Ricky graduated from Marion Lee Training Center in 1980. He was a Baptist.
Ricky was preceded in death by his parents, Burleigh and Gertrude Jones. He is survived by his sisters, Evelyn Ayers, Norma Rumore and Geraldine Bryant and her husband, Billy; brothers, Bradford Jones and his wife, Joan and David Jones and his wife, Betty; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ricky's family will receive friends Wednesday, August 14, 2013 from 10-11am at Lakeland Funeral Home at 2125 South Bartow Highway in Lakeland. A celebration of Ricky's life will follow at 11am. Interment will follow at Lakeland Memorial Gardens. Ricky's family requests that donations be made, in his memory to Cornerstone Hospice. Condolences may be made to the Jones family at www.lakelandfuneralhome.com