Minister Eugene Jones Jr., 77

by | April 12, 2018 4:51 pm

   A homegoing service for Minister Eugene Jones Jr., 77, was held April 7, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Williams Grove Holiness C.L.G. in Swainsboro with Bishop Bertha Jones-McSween officiating. Interment was held at St. Galilee Cemetery in Summertown, and repast took place at Midville Community Center. He passed away March 30, 2018.

   Minister Eugene Jones Jr. was born to the late Eugene Jones Sr. and Alberta Edwards in Register, Bulloch County. He was the eldest of nine children. Eugene Jr., as he was called, came into manhood at an early age. He provided for his siblings and worked hard as he grew up. He attended school in Bulloch and Emanuel counties, and he lived a life which he enjoyed. Jones was a self-employed businessman and operated his own pulpwood business prior to becoming a renowned farmer in Promise Land. Through his prayers and faithful labor, as an example of his work, he produced watermelons weighing 90-100 pounds.
   Jones loved the Lord; he was a man of prayer with allegiance to God. He served God with all his heart and soul, accepted his call to the ministry, and was licensed by the late Bishop Lee Jones Sr. His favorite scriptures were John 3:16 and the 14th chapter of the book of John. Jones preached with anointing and power as he declared the Word of God.

   He was a devoted husband and a man which provided and cared for his family and others, and he was a man of peace and loved his neighbor as he loved himself. Preceding him in death were two children, Immogene Ricks and James Jones; and six siblings, Billy Gene Kewkirt, Louise and Roberta Pugh, and Edmond, Remer, and Horace Deloach.
   Survivors include a devoted and faithful wife of 52 years, Patricia Allen Jones; four children, Robert (Angie) Jones of Swainsboro, Denis (Max) Snelling of Dublin, LaWanda (Cleve) Howell of Swainsboro, and Corinthian (James) Johnson of Midville; 21 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one brother, Curtis Jones of Youngstown, Ohio; three sisters, Linda Kirkland of Youngstown, Viola Cooper of Miami, and Veda Deloach of Statesboro; a special sister, Bishop Bertha Jones of Promise Land; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
   Pallbearers were his grandsons, and his granddaughters were the flower bearers.

   Jogresan Mortuary, Inc. of Wadley was in charge of arrangements.

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