Deacon Sam Edwin Jones, 54
by Halei Lamb | July 25, 2016 4:39 pm
Last Updated: July 25, 2016 at 4:51 pm
Funeral services for Deacon Sam Edwin Jones, 54, were held Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 2 p.m. in the Swainsboro City Auditorium with Rev. Roy Williams presiding and Rev. Melvin Adams Jr. serving as the eulogist. Interment was held in the Swainsboro City Cemetery.
Mr. Sam Edwin Jones was born July 6, 1962 in Swainsboro to Ella Bell Coppock Jones and Sam Jones Sr. He was educated in the Emanuel County School System and was a member of the Swainsboro High School Class of 1980. At an early age, Jones attended Trinity Baptist Church. He later joined Greater St. James Baptist Church, where he was ordained as a deacon under the pastorate of Rev. Bennie Brinson.
Throughout his career, Jones held various job positions, but he really enjoyed being a logistics truck driver. He was a sports fanatic and would support his local SHS athletic teams as an unofficial coach and referee from the sidelines and bleachers. Jones, along with his brother, Jeffery, also served as the media technician for Greater St. James Baptist Church. He loved taking pictures and served as a photographer for different occasions. Jones was preceded in death by his father, Sam Jones Sr.; sister, Ophelia Denise Jones; brother, Jessie Jean Coppock; godbrother, John Wright; and his son and heartbeat, Edwin Jamal Jones.
Survivors include his affectionate wife, Regina Jones; one son, Eric Brown of Albany; two daughters, Alysha Brown of Dublin and Ashauna Jones of Swainsboro; loving mother, Ella Bell Jones of Swainsboro; three brothers, Roy Jones of Ocala, Fla., Sam Edward Worthen of Jacksonville, Fla. and Jeffrey Jones of Swainsboro; two sisters, Lavern Worthen of Jacksonville, Fla. and Martha Hughes of Stillmore; mother-in-law; several more in-laws; one granddaughter; special brothers; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Tommy Lloyd, Tommy Lee Robertson, Marcus Mahone, Lynn Benjamin, Craig Johnson and Jimmy Hannah. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of Greater St. James Baptist Church and members of the Swainsboro High School Class of 1980.
Mosley’s Funeral Home of Swainsboro was in charge of arrangements.