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Thomas “Tom” Jones, III, 52, of Hastings was born on November 17, 1966 to Thomas, Jr. and Earlene Spraulding Jones. He was a lifelong resident of Hastings, FL and a graduate of St. Augustine High School, Class of 1986. He was a lifelong member of The Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church where he worked in the Men’s, Kitchen & Usher Ministries. He was employed by Krystal’s where he was the overnight manager. Tom’s jobs were in the restaurant industry which matched his personality.  He never met a stranger; always doing whatever he could for anyone. Tom loved his family and enjoyed interior decorating. He would re-arrange anything that was not nailed down. Monday morning, April 1st, God called Tom from his earthly home to his eternal home. Tom will be missed by all who loved him.

Tom is preceded in death by: His Daughter: Benita Jones; Grandparents: Harold, Sr. and Jessie Mae Davis, Earl and Nancy Spraulding, Thomas Jones, Sr. and Ada B. Nichols.

He leaves to cherish his memories: His Loving and Devoted Wife of 32 years: Iris Jones, Parents: Thomas, Jr. and Earlene Jones; Son: O’Brian Jones; Daughter: Carmen C. Jones; Like a Daughter: Kellie Williams; Sisters: Letitia A. Corley, Patsy R. Jones and Berenda (Robert, Sr.) Vickers;  Like a Sister: Stephanie Isaac, Suzette Young, Audrey D. Williams and Denise Crowder; Uncles: Harold Davis, Jr., Carl E. Davis, Sr., Lucious Hall and Lorenzo Fuller, Sr.; Aunts: Helen King, Barbara Hayes, Andrea Grant and Amanda Childs; Brother-in-law: Samuel L. Johns; Sisters-in-law: Jeanette (Randy) Givens, Sandra (Leo) Thomas, Mae Francis (Rodney) Nocks and Polly (Wade) Spielman; God Mother: Julia M. Boynton; God Daughter: Re’Khia Bryson God Son: Karter Williams; God Brothers: Willard E. Smith, Jr., Shawn Dennis and Todd Williams; God Sisters: Electria Redd, Tereatha Hatcher, Shellean Thomas, Syreeta Williams and Millette Herring; Close Friends: Drena Wesley, Patrick Baudinet, Raymond Lillard, Roy Crawford, Wanda Jones and Latavia Rollins-Patterson. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and sorrowing friends.

The Homegoing Celebration will be 12 noon Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, Reverend Rick Torrence, Pastor, Reverend Karon Torrence, Co-Pastor and Eulogist.  The viewing will be from 6p.m. - 7p.m. Friday, April 5, 2019 at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

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  • Monday, April 1, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Coleman's FH
  • Wednesday, April 3, 2019
    So sorry for your loss, praying for the family during this difficult time.🙏🏽
    ~ Linda Wesley   Elkton, FL
  • Thursday, April 4, 2019
    My Condolences to Lil Tom wife, Parents, and siblings. God knows best. I ?? Loved me some Lil Tom. We had lots of laughs together. RIP MY DEAR FRIEND THOMAS JONES III.
    ~ Della Cue   North Augusta, SC
  • Thursday, April 4, 2019
    CUZ its so hard to say good bye,gonna miss you and our talks...REST IN HEAVENLY PEACE...COUSINS...SHELBY,DEBBIE,AND FAMILIES
    ~ SHELBY RUSSELL   hastings, FL
  • Wednesday, May 8, 2019
    To the family and friends: please, accept our sincere condolences in your recent loss. May you find some comfort in the words of Psalms 34:18 which reads: " Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit " Yes, we can ask for help and rely on God. He also has made the sure promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise.  (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11, 29). Be confident that this is SURE to happen because Isaiah 55:11 ensures us of this. 
    ~ R&R Lopez