Jonathan William Craig Jr.
Jonathan William Craig Jr.

Jonathan William Craig Jr., transitioned on Monday, September 7, 2020, at his home in Eden, N.C. He was born in Martinsville, Va. the son of Eliza (Ann) Craig and the late Jonathan Craig Sr.

He was the executive director of HR for the Rockingham County Public Schools.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Hines Funeral Services Chapel with Pastor Todd Foster, Eulogist.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, September 11, 2020, from 1 to 5 p.m. and will be at the home of his mother at 24 Delmore Lane, Axton, Va. at other times.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Hines Funeral Services, Inc.
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Published by Martinsville Bulletin on Sep. 10, 2020.
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My thoughts and prayers go out to Jonathan's family. Everyone that knew him is certainly sharing in their sorrow. He was a wonderful person and a great boss.
Rita Wray
Coworker
September 14, 2020
Jonathan was such a wonderful example of what people should strive to be! He was a wonderful mentor and friend! He always encouraged me to be the best I could be. My heart goes out to Lisa, his mother, his children and the Craig family! We have a guardian angel watching over us now! Fly high sir!!!!! I miss you Jonathan Craig!!!!!!
Melita Hatley
Friend
September 12, 2020
So sorry for this loss. God comfort and keep you all.

Jerome Tina Courts and Family
September 12, 2020
He was a great that changed so many lives. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Jonathan Pratt
Coworker
September 12, 2020
RIP and praying for your family.
Eric Hairston
Friend
September 12, 2020
My heart is so heavy with this loss. He was a great coworker and friend. While working with him through the years, he made a great impact to Rockingham County Schools. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. RIP Jonathan
Anita Carter
Coworker
September 12, 2020
Jonathan was a great person in all his roles in life. It is an honor to have called you friend. You made one of my best friends so happy and you will be missed dearly. You always laughed at my “dumb questions” but then found the answers. Thank you for everything. Love and prayers to Lisa and the Craig family.
Becky Holliday
Friend
September 12, 2020
I will never forget the friendship and laughter we shared as we began navigating our life in the early days of our St. Paul’s College experience. Travel light my friend- Sherry Burton Steine
Sherry B. Steine
Classmate
September 12, 2020
Deborah Moyer
September 11, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Allen & Laura Tinsley
Friend
September 11, 2020
Mr. Craig, was a kind and gentle soul, with a infectious smile, that could light up every and anyone.
To you Mr Craig: "In life, there is a role for everyone you meet.
Some will test you, some will love you, and some will teach you. But the ones who are truly important are the ones who bring out the best in you.
They are the rare and amazing people who remind you why it's worth it" You Dear Sir, are one who instilled to the students, no matter what side of the road you came from, that, they were SPECIAL. Sending Prayers for the Craig Family. Rest in Peace Dear Friend
Janice Childrey
Coworker
September 11, 2020
Rest In Peace my friend. You will be truly missed. You have gained your wings now you can fly high.
Melissa Massie
Friend
September 11, 2020
Words cannot express our sorrow upon hearing of Jonathan's passing. My husband and I knew him from high school. Our deepest condolences to Lisa and his family. From reading the other comments, it is very clear that he touched so many lives and was an example to us all.

Rest in peace Jonathan and we will see you again one day.
Missy and Billy Donavant
Friend
September 11, 2020
Jonathan was a wonderful friend who was always there for everyone who needed him. He was an all around great person. He will be so missed. Prayers for Lisa, and his family. Heaven has gained one of the best.
Ronda Layman
Friend
September 11, 2020
Sorry for your loss Extending deep And heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. The Life Society, Hazel W Spencer, President.
Hazel W. SPENCER
Friend
September 11, 2020
Coach, this has really been tough on a lot of your former players.Words can’t describe how much you mean to each one of us b/c you taught us so much. The game of life was the most important & I know it has helped me develop into the woman I am today.. Love you Coach!!!
Nette
Kennette Martin
Student
September 11, 2020
To all of Jonathan's family, I am so sorry for your loss. Jonathan always made we laugh and also gave me a hard time in a good way. I will miss him. He was a good man, with a great heart.
Many of us will miss him here at Central Office.
Dala Stanley
Coworker
September 11, 2020
Prayers for the Craig family. May God give you peace.
Arleen Settles
Coworker
September 11, 2020
Jonathon Craig was not only an outstanding administrator he was a good person. He always had a "listening ear." I considered to be more than a superior. He will be greatly missed.
Lin Stadler
Coworker
September 11, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Mr.Craig was a kind gentle soul.. he was my son principal at Reidsville Senior High. 2006 -2010 until ny son graduated in 2010
Stephanie Houghton
Friend
September 11, 2020
Words cannot express the sorrow I feel because of his loss. I cannot be there with you, but I hope you know the entire family is in my heart, and I am praying continually for you all! May God Bless each and every one of you! My heartfelt Love Wendy Craig Pannell-Johnson
BEATRICE Pannell-Johnson
Family
September 10, 2020
Brenda Nordan
September 10, 2020
Will miss Jonathan’s smile and laughter. He was a blessing in my life for many years. Deepest sympathy to his mom, Lisa, family and all his friends.
Cindy Tillman
Friend
September 10, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Johnathan was such a wonderful person! He will be missed!
Amy Steere
Friend
September 10, 2020
As a new teacher to Reidsville High school in 2007, Jonathan was a true mentor and friend his calm demeanor and jovial personality made the work environment a positive one. You will be missed Mr. Craig, thank you for your support and guidance
Kareen Marshall
Friend
September 10, 2020
Ashley Cobb
September 10, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to the family of Jonathan during this time. It was a pleasure being associated with him during his time at Redisville High School. He always had a smile and knew each and every student personally. This is a sign that he was in the right profession and cared deeply for those kids. I thank him for being there for my son and daughter plus a friend to me and my husband. I loved how he supported his parent volunteers and always listened. He will be missed. You could not have asked for a more genuine person. Rest easy my friend.
Donna and Stephen Williams
Acquaintance
September 10, 2020
Rest in peace cuz.
Sandy Hairston
Family
September 10, 2020
I worked with Jonathan at WRMS. He was an excellent administrator. Loved his smile and his laugh. Heaven is a little sweeter today.
Connie Lester, retired school nurse
Connie Lester
Coworker
September 10, 2020
a loved one
September 10, 2020
He was one of the best administrators to work with and a great friend! Will greatly be missed.
Cindy Ward
Coworker
September 10, 2020
Mr. Craig was a tremendous man. He was known for his loving, caring and fair character. He will truly be missed by all who knew him. His daily quotes are already missed. I treasured his friendship. Prayers for his mother, Lisa and 2 children. May God give you strength in the days to come.
Denise Dalton
Friend
September 10, 2020
a loved one
September 10, 2020
I'm so sorry for your loss! Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sandy Fabian
Coworker
September 10, 2020
Jonathan Craig was a principled man whose caring and kindness for others was incredible. His ability to be totally fair and unbiased was a trait I truly admired.
May God comfort his mother, as well as Lisa and his children. Rest in eternal peace, Jonathan.
SID BAKER
Friend
September 10, 2020
I appreciated his positive and encouraging posts on Facebook. Much love and prayers to Lisa and to all of Jonathan's family.
Amanda Webb
Friend
September 10, 2020
a loved one
September 10, 2020
I am so very sorry to hear of Mr. Craig's passing. He used to conduct our teacher assistant meetings. He was a good man and he will truly be missed. I'm praying for his family and friends. I pray that God and memories will comfort them and give them peace.
Kathy Witt
Coworker
September 10, 2020
I am so very sorry to hear of Mr. Craig's passing. He was a very nice man. He used to conduct our teacher assistant meetings. He will truly be missed. I am praying for his friends and family. May God and memories bring you all peace and comfort.
Kathy Witt
Coworker
September 10, 2020
Ann and the entire family, we are so hurt over the passing of Jonathan. You have our deepest sympathy. Love, Peter and Willie Mae Harris
Williemae Harris
Friend
September 10, 2020
Ann and the entire Craig family, you have our deepest sympathy. Love, Peter and Willie Mae Harris
Williemae Harris
Friend
September 10, 2020
Back in high school, we played football together but I spoke to him regularly just around school as his bright personality shown thru anything I went thru. He was just so happy and kind to me. My condolences to your Entire family. Johnathan is truely a good brotha gone too soon. Rest In Peace bro.
corey dillard
Friend
September 10, 2020
Our sincere condolences are extended to the Craig family. May God bless, comfort, and bring you peace.
Reggie & Tina Chestnut
September 9, 2020
Mr. Craig was so good with students and staff during his time at WRMS. He touched so many lives and will be missed by all. Prayers for his family.
Debra Price
Coworker
September 9, 2020
Jonathan was a dear and devoted friend. I will miss the talks and laughs that we shared. Definitely will be missed.
Gloria Hairston
Classmate
September 9, 2020
Thank you for your confidentiality, knowledge and friendship. A tremendous loss.
Erica Blackwell
Coworker
September 9, 2020
To know Jonathan is to know a wonderful, supportive friend who always had your back. I met him when he first came to Holmes Middle School and, knew from day one, he would be a part of my life. Rest well sweet man! Heaven is much sweeter now with your presence there. Praying for his mother, Kayri, James, Lisa, Kim, family and all his dear friends.
DEBRA STOWE
Friend
September 9, 2020
I always thought a lot of Jonathan when he was a building level administrator but my opinion rose even higher when I worked with him at the Central Office. He was always fair in his dealings with everyone and never let his personal feelings affect his decisions. Rockingham County Schools will not be the same without him.
Tom Sharpe
Coworker
September 9, 2020
My name is Donna Vest Gordon and I attended Saint Paul’s College with Jonathan. My heart goes out to the family. I pray your strength during this time.
Donna Vest Gordon
Classmate
September 9, 2020
You will be truly missed. Rest in Paradise
Shirley Tinsley
Classmate
September 9, 2020
Ann you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. John was one of the best friends I’ve ever had he kept me straight all way through school. He will be greatly missed he was a great man who I never seen without a smile one his face and a kind word to say. God Bless and keep all of you.
Wendy Maxey
Classmate
September 9, 2020
Prayers for the family. He was such a nice man. He will be missed!
HC Phillips
Friend
September 9, 2020
One of the finest men I have ever know! He will be missed, love you my friend!
Ed Jones
Friend
September 9, 2020
So saddened to hear of Jonathan's passing. He was such a good man. I will forever cherish the time spent as colleagues and friends at Rockingham County Middle School. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Prayers for his family. Until we meet again Jonathan....
Terri Wright Brady
Coworker
September 9, 2020
I truly loved my time at Drewry Mason Middle School. Jonathan Craig Jr. is the reason why I loved it so much! He always had a smile on his face and kind words to say to others! He will forever be in my heart. Praying for his family and friends at this time. Praying that God will wrap his arms around them during this difficult time..
Carey McClung
Friend
September 9, 2020
Praying for Jonathan’s family and friends. He was a wise, caring man who is gone too soon. May God watch over you and help your hearts heal.
Louise Uziel
September 9, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Carolyn Dunovant
Coworker
September 9, 2020