JUDGE LARRY A. JONES Sr.
FUNERAL HOME
Gaines Funeral Home
9116 Union Ave.
Cleveland, OH
Judge Larry A. Jones Sr. 68, Beloved husband of Jennifer, dearest father of LaToya and Larry II,(Natia), adored grandfather of Ciarra Price, brother to Winsome (Tyrone Gaines), and beloved son of James and Mary Jones. Passed away on October 7, 2021, in Tampa Bay Florida unexpectedly. He will be missed by all who knew him. VIEWING will be held on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, from 1pm-6pm at Public Hall Auditorium 500 Lakeside Ave. Cleveland, Ohio Family will receive friends from 4pm-6pm. The Funeral will be held Saturday October 23, 2021, at Public Hall Auditorium, 500 Lakeside Ave. Cleveland, Ohio. VIEWING 9:30am - 10:30am. Service will start at 10:30am.

Published by The Plain Dealer from Oct. 13 to Oct. 17, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Oct
22
Viewing
1:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Public Hall Auditorium
500 Lakeside Ave., Cleveland, OH
Oct
22
Visitation
4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Public Hall Auditorium
500 Lakeside Ave., Cleveland, OH
Oct
23
Viewing
9:30a.m. - 10:30a.m.
Public Hall Auditorium
500 Lakeside Ave., Cleveland, OH
Oct
23
Funeral service
10:30a.m.
Public Hall Auditorium
500 Lakeside Ave., Cleveland, OH
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I am so very sorry for your loss. I will pray that God comforts your family in your time of need.
Bridget Grassick
Other
October 26, 2021
Words can not say how we felt about Judge Larry Jones and Jennifer. We ask God to give comfort and strength to Jennifer and the family we love you.Thank you Judge Jones for all you did for us
Billy&Pauline Pope
October 23, 2021
To Mrs Jennifer Jones. As you already know your husband was definitely a wonderful man. It has always been a pleasure to talk with him. I can still remember all the good times we had at your home every year during the labor day weekend. I remember when you and your husband came to my retirement party. Along with many other memories such as when your husband Judge Larry Jones married my wife and I. We both along with our daughter send our deepest condolences to you and your family during this time when you need him the most
Gregory Hunter
Friend
October 22, 2021
My sincere condolences! He will be missed by many!! May he rest in peace
Barbara Weston
October 22, 2021
My condolences to Judge Larry Jones´ family. I will remember him as a very nice gentleman in the Ballroom Community whom shared a ballroom dance with me on my birthday; he complimented my dance which encouraged me to continue to dance for a while. He was a very good dancer. A wonderful person that I had the pleasure to meet.
Mary Baker
October 20, 2021
May God be with you now and forever
Leroy Richards
October 20, 2021
DARLENE, GREG, MAEOLA BROOKS
October 20, 2021
Judge Larry Jones has been a family friend before his career change. He use to speed time with my father in his shop, speaking into life his desires to make a change for our community and for people in general. His drive and motivation to empower people was truly amazing. He was a present help in Glenville area and at many events at EBC church. You will be truly missed but never forgotten. RIH LARRY JONES Love always WILLIAM BROOKS FAMILY, DARLENE, GREG AND MAE OLA
DARLENE BROOKS
Friend
October 20, 2021
Sincere condolences to the entire family of Judge Larry Jones. We were neighbors of 118th Street, (The Robinson Family) during our childhood. Rest in Paradise!
Teresa Robinson Crumpton
Friend
October 19, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
GLENN WEBB
Work
October 18, 2021
During my last 15/16 years with the CPD I had occasion to be in Judge Jones courtroom 2 to 3 times a week. I ALWAYS found the judge to be a very fair and compassionate jurist, always treating people with respect. I was very surprised when he attended my retirement party in the spring of 1996. My sincere sympathy to the family on your loss, a very fine mand has left us. Safe home Judge Jones. Bill Leonard, CPD ret., Avon, Oh.
Bill leonard
Work
October 18, 2021
Dear Jennifer and Family, You have our deepest sympathies on the loss of one so loved by his community and classmates. Take care and stay in prayer.
Leonard and Alvenia Uitenham
October 18, 2021
ReubenAngelo
October 18, 2021
I am praying for you to get through this time with the peace that comes from the knowledge that God loves you and that He will take care of you.
Eric Anderson, Tee Men Golf Club
Friend
October 18, 2021
my deepest sympathy...you will be missed
ava h
October 17, 2021
Prayers, condolences, and love to you Jennifer. Latoya, and Larry Jr.
Christine Thompson
October 16, 2021
Sadie and I would like to offer our prayers and condolences to Jennifer and the entire Jones family.
Andy & Sadie Hatcher
Friend
October 16, 2021
Jennifer & words cannot express my heartfelt condolence to you all I know that are a woman of God & know that he will see you thru this difficult season in your life I pray that you feel all the love coming back to you as you & Larry have given especially the the love &comfort that God promised w/the peace that surpasses all understanding Much Love
Vanessa
Other
October 16, 2021
My family grew up as next door neighbors to the Joneses, Mr. And Mrs. Jones, Larry, Winsome and Bernard on East 118th and St.Clair in Glenville. What a great community at that time that produced many great and influential people. Larry was one of them. Thank you for being someone to look up to as a child, for looking out for me and my family on a number of occasions and for attending my mother's homegoing service a few years back. Rest well Larry
Bob Crawford
October 16, 2021
My sincerest sympathies to the Jones family. Larry was one of the finest men I have ever been privileged to call a friend. He was a dear tango partner who embodied generosity, kindness, and a good dose of joy. His greatest gift to me was he made me want to be a better person.. for that I am eternally grateful.
Marilyn Evert
Friend
October 16, 2021
Judge Jones definitely touched the lives of most people he encountered. He will truly be missed. Sending love and prayers to the family
Stephanie Pope Earley
Work
October 15, 2021
My sincere condolences to the family of Judge Larry Jones. I remember his first campaign running for Judge in Cleveland Muni Ct. Larry most definitely made an impact in the community with his compassion and wisdom. Thank You for your services. Rest in peace Judge Jones!
Deborah Cunningham
October 15, 2021
We met Judge Larry at various Argentine Tango Dance parties and events. He was such a great person and stylish dancer. He will be missed greatly.
Robert and Penelope Schrader
Friend
October 15, 2021
Let not your heart be troubler for in my Father house is many mansions I have prepared a place for you.
Arnet Sanders
Work
October 15, 2021
We will miss you. Condolences to the family he was a great man. The staff at The Berea Hardwoods Company
The Berea Hardwoods Co.
October 15, 2021
Rest In Peace Dear Friend. You have changed more men and women lives for the better than you will ever know.
Thomas Cargill
October 15, 2021
Judge Larry Jones was one of the best individuals a person could know. Larry, you inspired me so much when you were a Law Student & I was a Law Aid working together in the early 70s'. What a "Blessing" to have been a co-worker & a friend. I will always cherish knowing you & the good memories I have of you.
Shirley Banks
Work
October 15, 2021
Prayers, Peace, Condolences, and Heart felt Sympathy goes out to the entire Jones Family during these difficult times. Judge Larry Jones Sr will be greatly missed. Jennifer know that the few words of comfort we share will never measure how it feels in the loss of your loved one. Know that we care. The Cole Family
Vernice Cole
October 14, 2021
Condolences to Dr. Winsome & Tyrone Gaines and the Jones family. East Mt Zion Baptist Church Sunday School Department
Darylene Doxey-Williams
Other
October 14, 2021
My condolences to the family and friends. Larry was such a special person, a kind, generous, warm, funny, smart, and talented man. We will all miss him so much.
Ann Dobyns
Friend
October 14, 2021
Offering my deepest sympathy to the Jones family,I've known Larry for more than 50years and he has always been a blessing to have as a friend,you will surely be missed. Jennifer and family stay strong with the help of the Lord.
Carl R Davis sr.
Friend
October 14, 2021
My husband (Frank Demczyk), and I were so saddened to hear of Larry's passing. He was such a nice and engaging gentleman. We met Larry through Agentine tango lessons and events. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.
Wendi Paris
October 14, 2021
Larry, I thank you for being such a wonderful friend and neighbor. The way you and Jennifer welcomed us and then helped me when we had that first big snowfall last year. You always had something nice to say, a smile to give and even offered some of your delicious bbq dinners to us. I appreciate you for your many talents and the great person you are!
MIke Neely
October 14, 2021
Larry Jones was the embodiment of all the aspirations Glenville parents brought to the community in the 1950s. He was not only good, talented an successful, he was a giving and committed Clevelander. His skills and abilities could have carried him anywhere. Instead, he and Jennifer shared a decades long dedication to the health and good fortunes of the city and its people. I´ve been blessed with their friendship of more than a half century. I will remember Larry as a great man who only took himself so seriously. The dancing judge brought justice, urged compassion for those up against it and will long be known for his caring smile. Prayers and thoughts of comfort and peace for you all.
Derrill Holly
Friend
October 14, 2021
Your good works will last for a long time. RIP Larry
Michael Howard
Friend
October 14, 2021
To the family: I'm sorry for your loss, you have my deepest smypathy, and to the City of Cleveland I'm sorry for the loss to the residents. He was a good man and a fair judge.
Terri Shepherd-Fayne
Friend
October 14, 2021
The Bedford/Walton Hills Democratic Party wishes to offer its most heartfelt prayers, deepest sympathies, and sincere condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Judge Larry A. Jones, Sr. We were honored to have known him. The Bedford/Walton Hills Democratic Party
The Bedford/Walton Hills Democratic Party
October 14, 2021
To the Family and Colleagues of Judge Larry A. Jones, Sr.: We offer to you our deepest sympathies and most heartfelt condolences on the passing of Judge Jones. He was a great man whose presence will be missed immensely. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Andrew & Dana Mizsak
Andrew Mizsak
Other
October 14, 2021
The young couple high school sweet hearts this is the way I will always remember Judge Larry Jones and his lovely wife Jennifer. May the God of peace give comfort to this family and friends. My prayers are with you all.
Tena Hill - Gibson
School
October 14, 2021
Larry was my dearest friend on the bench. I am always going to remember him and our many conversations fondly. He was a giant in the legal profession and a giant as a personal friend of mine. I know he was a man of faith. He has gone home and is in a far, far better place! Amen!
Former Judge Ray Headen & Family
Friend
October 14, 2021
Such a class act and joy to know! Always enjoyed his positive attitude and appreciation of life that he graciously shared on and off the dance floor.
Carol Evans
Friend
October 14, 2021
My condolences to Judge Larry Jones' family and friends. We have lost a great leader in our community and he will be lovingly and respectfully missed by many.
Gregory F. Clifford
Friend
October 14, 2021
Judge Jones was both an excellent Judge and a fine man. He will be missed greatly. My heart goes out to his family and friends.
Don Tittle
Work
October 14, 2021
Such a loss of a true honorable public servant. My condolences to the Jones family.
Nora McNamara
Work
October 14, 2021
My thoughts and prayers go out to Larry´s family. It was a pleasure working with you as a prosecutor and a colleague on the bench. Safe home Larry. RIP.
Michael J. Corrigan
Friend
October 14, 2021
Larry was an exceedingly humble and gracious man. He had the gift of making everyone feel special. May the love and joy of life he shared with so many surround Jennifer and the family forever.
Doris Baker Smith
Friend
October 14, 2021
To the family & loved ones of Judge Larry Jones, I would like to extend my deepest condolences at the news of his passing. Judge Larry Jones was a genuine & compassionate public servant. He worked tirelessly for the betterment of the Cleveland community. Judge Larry Jones was an excellent jurist as well as a strong social justice advocate. He was an innovator and gave very supportive advice to me during my tenure as an advisory board member at the Greater Cleveland Municipal Drug Court and during my son´s attendance at VASJ (Villa Angela St Joseph) high school. He will be sorely missed. Rest In Peace Respectfully, Cassondra Turner McArthur New York City, NY
Cassondra Turner McArthur
Work
October 14, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Ernest Taggart
Friend
October 13, 2021
Dearest Jennifer, My prayers and condolences are with you and your family. From junior high school through our days of working at the Justice Center and appearing in his courtroom, Larry was always the one of the best and the brightest. May God give you and your family the strength to endure this difficult time. With sincere sympathy and love, Val
Valerie Williams
October 13, 2021
Judge Jones: thank you for being such a wonderful colleague and campaign friend! You were always a light, always ready with a smile and kind word. I will miss you. Condolences to all your family, and thanks to all your family for sharing you with us.
Judge Nancy Margaret Russo
October 13, 2021
Jennifer and family you have my deepest sympathy and condolences.. Mr Jones was my councilman in 44110 zip code off l40 near lakeshore blvd.. he was kind man, was a man of his word that goes back to 1978-1985.. . I will miss the conversations we've had when we would be cutting our individual yards..he will be missed.. I pray that God will keep you close and protect you... from. This devastating Loss Sincerely , Your Neighbor Linda and Rafi
Linda Rahim your neighbor
October 13, 2021
So very sorry to hear of his passing. Prayers for God´s peace and comfort. Such a wonderful gentleman. He actually married my husband and I many years ago.
Bertha Steele
October 13, 2021
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