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A homegoing celebration in honor of Mr. Johnny James Jones will be held Monday at 11 am at Greater Friendship Baptist Church in Youngstown, OH.  Mr. Jones was lovingly called  “Bill” was loved by many.  
Johnny was born March 31, 1938 to his beloved parents, the late Arthur Jones &JRusha Hart Jones in Troy, Alabama. He heard God’s whisper and journeyed home on Monday, April 15, 2019.
His baptism took place at an early age in Troy, Alabama at the Holly Springs Missionary Baptist Church.  He relocated to Youngstown, Ohio, where he joined Greater Friendship Baptist Church. Later, he found his way to Mt. Gilead Baptist Church where he was a faithful member in their Male Chorus, until his health declined.
When Johnny ventured to Ohio, he was employed by U. S. Steel for numerous years. He was also gifted in the use of his hands; he worked on many types of vehicles as a mechanic for family, friends and neighbors.  He could be found helping strangers along the way.
In his younger days “Bill”enjoyed playing Bizwiz and other card games at Fran’s Hilltop.  In his later years, he adored his “card playing brother & sisters” as they gathered at each of their homes. McDonalds & Burger King became two of his socializing spots. A lot of laughter could be heard from miles around. Through his humble attitude & actions many people knew him and felt his strong will.  He was lovable, caring, funny, witty and all about family. His joy could be seen when he was with his wife, his children, grandchildren & great-grandchildren. 81 years of expressed love.
He will forever be loved and missed by his faithful wife, of over 50 years, Mrs. Johnnie Pearl Jones: his children: Linda Barrow Harris, of Columbus GA., Rushia Jones & Mary Ann Flowers, of Troy, AL., Johnny (Terri) Jones of Hartselle, AL.; Annette (Willie) Toney, of Troy, AL.,Jarvis (Marva) Jones, Sr. & Angel Jones of Youngstown, OH.,and Steven Jones of Atlanta, GA.; his 21 Grandchildren; his 35 Great-Grandchildren; one brother, James Arthur Jones of Valdosta, GA.; four sisters, Plaze M. Hill & Mary Rome of Cleveland, OH., Annie Kelly & Johnnie Mae White of Valdosta, GA.; Sister-in-laws, Lucy Pearl Ford, Almetha Green, Georgie Minick and Mary Ashley; brother-in-law, Eddie Lee Ashley and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends; special friends, his card playing brothers & sisters.
Johnny was preceded in death by his parents, his four brothers; Arthur “Red” Jones, Sr., William “Bubba” Jones, Thomas Jones, and Jimmy “Lee” Jones: three sisters;Wease Mae Robinson, Mary Sherman and JRushia Jones. 
The family will receive friends Monday from 10-11am at the church.
Interment will be in Tod Homestead Cemetery.

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  • Thursday, April 18, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ J.E. Washington Funeral Services, Inc.
  • Friday, April 19, 2019
    Daddy you will be missed. God has taken your pain away. When I see you again, I know you will be walking with that smile on your face. I love you.
    ~ Rushia Jones   Troy, AL
  • Sunday, April 28, 2019
    We're sorry to hear about your recent loss. Accept our sincere condolences. May you find strength from the words of Philippians 4:13 which says: "For all things I have the strength through the one who gives me power." What a loving God who cares about each one of us. He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R