Kenneth Jones (1919 - 2017)

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The Rev. Kenneth S. Jones, a retired United Methodist pastor, former missionary to the Belgian Congo, a church journalist, district superintendent, and the Pastor Emeritus at Faith United Methodist Church, died peacefully on Friday, September 29, in the Wilson Health Care Center of Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He was 98 years old. Ken Jones grew up in Baltimore and served in the European Campaign of WWII as part of the 16th Armored Division. He rose to the rank of 1st Leutenant. After the war, he graduated from American University and Yale Divinity School. He began serving as an ordained pastor in Woodlawn, MD. He and his wife, Edlea K. Jones became missionaries to the Belgian Congo in 1956, and returned to the US in 1962. His most significant ministry was as the pastor of Faith United Methodist Church in Rockville, MD where he served for ten years, bringing many innovations and grew the church to 1500 members. After retirement in 1986, he was named the Pastor Emeritus. Jones was active in community life as a volunteer and leader. He was also active in Democratic Party circles in Montgomery County as Precinct Chairman. His first wife, Edlea, was killed in a car accident in October of 1989. He married Larocca "Rocky" Tewell Swain in September of 1992. She died in 2016. Jones is survived by three sons: the Rev. Jeffrey W. Jones, pastor of North Bethesda UMC and his wife, Elaine; the Rev. Dr. Bruce A. Jones, pastor of La Plata UMC and his wife, Dawn; and by Kelly S. Jones and his wife, Mary of Hudson, Ohio. He had ten grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at Faith United Methodist Church in Rockville, on Friday, November 10, at 2:00 PM. Interment of his ashes will occur at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in his name to the Faith United Methodist Church Foundation, Inc.



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Faith United Methodist Church
6810 Montrose Rd
Rockville, MD 20852
Published in Carroll County Times on Oct. 1, 2017
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