Jones James S Obituary Death – On February 14, 1938, Robert Lee Jones and Eunice Catherine Jones had James Sylvester Jones, known as “Jimmy Jones,” in Henderson, North Carolina. He was the fourth of 12 children and came born minutes after his twin sister Joann. His death occurred on Thursday, May 27, 2021. James married his soulmate, Johnie Mae Moses, on March 1, 1959. God gave them 62 years. You saw Johnie Mae in James. They were indivisible. This union produced Jerry, Michael, Sharon, and Daryl.
James worked hard. He drove trucks full-time for Barnett Express and Deca Plastics for 28 years. He then worked for Edison, NJ’s Samar Distributors. Despite his quietness, he loved jokes and making others laugh. He loved driving huge box trucks and would talk about his day for hours. He liked working and would never have retired without them. Like his late son Jerry, he was a human GPS. He knew the roads, towns, and streets like the back of his hand, especially New York City.
He liked fixing automobiles and could often be seen fixing his children, grandchildren, family, or friends’ cars. He taught his sons how to change their own brakes and oil so they wouldn’t have to go to the shop. He enjoyed gardening and developed his own irrigation system. He loves sharing vegetables with family and friends. His garage was his sanctuary; he fixed stuff and relaxed there. A grill maestro. He loved grilling on his own grill. He created an ice cooler for drinks, water, etc.
James was family-oriented. He loved his wife and children unconditionally and would do everything for his grandchildren and family. If you were in difficulty, he would say, “ok, I will be right there”. Night or day, he was there. Traveling to North Carolina to visit family was his favorite. James is survived by his loving wife, Johnie Mae Jones; his loving children, the late Jerry Jones (Dolores) of Edison, New Jersey, Michael Jones (Eunice) of Union, New Jersey; Sharon Fields (Alton) of Dover, Delaware, Daryl Jones (Wendy) of Pemberton, New Jersey; ten grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren; and his siblings, Rosalee Young of Hampton, Georgia, Melvin Jones (Ida Mae) of Elizabeth, New Jersey, and Marvin Jones of Henderson