Jeffrey Douglas Jones
Jeffrey Douglas Jones

Jeffrey Douglas Jones was born December 21, 1968. He was called back to the Lord on December 25, 2020.

Jeffrey was born in Milwaukee, WI, and resided in Depoe Bay, OR. He received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He later earned a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. He was currently working as a law professor at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, OR.

Jeff was preceded in death by his father, Ulysses Jones. He is survived by his wife, Attorney Tamara Jones, his mother, Brenda Jones of Milwaukee, WI, sisters Sherri Jones of Rockford, IL, and Stacy Jones (David DiIorio ) of Westerly, RI, nieces Safiya Colbert (Keary) of Inglewood, CA, and Karmen Taylor-Jones of Milwaukee, WI, plus many relatives and friends.

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Published by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Dec. 28, 2020 to Jan. 3, 2021.
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We had some great memories that I will always hold dear to my heart.
Shovia Muchirawehondo
January 12, 2021
Partners In Diversity board
January 11, 2021
Professor Jones was an excellent motivator during challenging law school classes. I'm in shock, just like the rest, that someone so young would be taken away so soon. May he rest in peace.
Jeevan Bihari
January 11, 2021
Professor Jones was such a positive influence on his students. He was not only an amazing professor, but a kind man who truly cared about others. I send my deepest condolences to Professor Jones' family and loved ones.
Krista N Evans
January 8, 2021
Sending my deepest condolences to the Jones family.
Ambor Cottrell
January 7, 2021
So sorry. Jeff was a wonderful human being and consummate professional.
Thabiti lewis
January 4, 2021
I remember the Messmer graduation of 1987. Jeff won so many awards they made him stay up on stage to save time. I'm certain his impact on the world will continue for generations. Those who were close to him must feel tremendously fortunate, which makes his loss that much more painful. I'm going to try my best to be more like Dr. Jones.
Michael McBride
January 3, 2021
Love you lil Brother. Mr. And Mrs. Jones thank you for always showing me nothing but love and kindness even the times Jeff and I were being destructive. I used to wish you were my parents. God Bless love you.
Charles Taylor aka Rick
January 2, 2021
Jeff was a great person. He was kind, humble and smart. Rest assured though he was ready and willing to take on anyone if it involved his family or friends. And if you were fortunate enough for him to call you your friend, that was a great thing. I always took a lot of pride in being Jeff´s friends. It was a badge of honor, an affirmation that I was a good human being. If Jeff thought you were cool, you were. We spent many an hour talking about both the ridiculous and the serious. The transition between the two was so fluid, sometimes we would forget if we were debating or laughing or in a pause. The pauses were my favorite. He and I would look at each other, think about what each had said and then think some more. Then usually take a swig and laugh. And then back at it, in whichever place we were. Jeff always thought of others more than himself. He found people, including me, that needed a bit of help and did so help. He was amazing. I think everyone doubts their routes in life, what decisions they made, how life has progressed. I will say this. Whatever decisions I made to meet and befriend Jeff, I did something right. Those decisions are therefore totally and completely worth it. Period. Jeff, you are and always will be the man. Period. Love, Jakub
January 2, 2021
Jeff and I became friends about 7 years ago in Depoe Bay. He was a wonderful friend. We talked way too much about life, philosophy, law, his Packers and my Patriots, and bourbon. Did I mention life and philosophy? We loved talking of that. My girlfriend Jeanne and I went over to see Jeff and Tamara on his birthday to have some of his famous Milwaukee brats, some Wisconsin cheese and a few other goodies from his home state. We laughed and laughed, as we always did. We talked about him taking another "sabbatical" next year and what he and Tamera were going to do during that time. We talked about him working for me at my liquor store because he was bored and needed something to do. I miss him too much. Rest in Power my friend.
January 2, 2021
With the deepest sympathy from Pat Smith and son Dane and familyDC/VA
Pat smith
January 2, 2021
Dear Safiya, Sherri, Keary and family, so sorry to hear about your shocking and tragic loss! Hopefully you will one day be able to be comforted by the memory of his awesome accomplishments in too few years of life. Mary
Mary Walsh
December 31, 2020
RIP to one of the Best people I have ever known. He was a dedicated and loyal soul who would always be there for those he touched.
Keith Stewart
December 30, 2020
I had Jeff at Messmer both in English and Speech class. Initially, Jeff was a reluctant public speaker, as most people are. But Jeff was tenacious, studious and incredibly kind hearted. I taught hundreds of students and he in particular stands out in my mind. He accomplished much in his short life and I´m very certain was a great source of pride. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. May Jeff Rest In Peace. Remember, " Love is Something Eternal, The Aspect May Change. But Not The Essence." - V. Gogh
Julie King
December 30, 2020
I am saddened by this news. Jeff was my Messmer High School Classmate. He was an old soul, kind, smart and witty. My prayers and condolences go out to his family. God bless you and comfort you during this difficult time.
Kemi Fumbanks Brown
December 30, 2020
My deepest sympathies. I knew Jeff from Messmer High School. He was smart, kind and funny. I will miss him.
Danielle Gast
December 30, 2020
Wow gone to soon Jeff a as just talking about our Saint Nicholas days with a classmate. RIP prayers to your wife and family
Stevon Smith
December 30, 2020
Stacy, not sure if you would remember me. But very sorry for your Loss. God Bless you and family
Clinton Wray
December 30, 2020
I’m so very sorry for your loss.
Shona Flynn
December 30, 2020
My prayers are with the family and friends. It seems like I haven't seen him since high school although I had wondered how you've been often. Rest in Peace my friend
Michelle Allison
December 29, 2020