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Larry Donnell Jones departed this life on June 27, 2019 at Kindred Hospital in Greensboro NC. His funeral will be held 1:30PM on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Hester Grove Church, 590 Wheelers Church Road, with visitations starting at 1:00PM. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

He was born January 29, 1953 in Goldsboro NC to the late Johnnie Jones, Sr. and Odell Kornegay Foye Jones. Larry attended Wayne County public schools and graduated from Goldsboro High in 1971. He attended and graduated from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University with a degree in Engineering. He was employed with Colonial Pipeline and later with Stockhausen as an engineer.

At an early age he joined Mount Zion Disciples of Christ in Goldsboro, where he was a junior usher and sung in the choir until relocating to Greensboro to attend college. Larry joined Old Landmark Independent Church in Greensboro under the leadership of Bishop Willard Austin. While at Old Landmark, he was a Deacon, sung in the Male Chorus and was President of Special Activities. He later became a watch care member at Hester Grove Missionary Baptist church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Hilda Jones Randall and three brothers, Leslie Foye, Johnnie Jones, Jr. and Sam Jones.

He is survived by his devoted wife of the home, Ester Johnson Jones; two daughters, Sharonda Jones of Raleigh, NC and Torri Jones of Holly Springs, NC; one step-son, John Marcus Johnson of Greensboro, NC; Three sisters, Julia Foye Thompson of Annapolis MD, Mary Foye Smith of Baltimore MD and Yolanda Jones Wooten (Jimmy) of Goldsboro, NC; five sisters-in-law, Jean Foye, Mary Jones, Beulah Jones, Nancy Johnson, & Josephine Johnson; three brothers-in-law, Jimmy Wooten, James Edward Johnson and Harold Hester (Annie Ruth) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Woodard Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


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  • Wednesday, July 3, 2019
    The staff off Woodard Funeral Home will continue to keep your family in our prayers.
    ~ Woodard Funeral Home
  • Saturday, July 6, 2019
    God will sustain you with his "right hand of righteousness" during this difficult time and through each passing day. Isaiah 41:10 says: "Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be anxious, for I am your God. I will fortify you, yes, I will help you, I will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness" Isaiah 41:13; I "am grasping your right hand, the One [God] saying to you,...'I will help you.'" Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you!
    ~ Rachel Morton   Graham,, NC
  • Saturday, July 6, 2019
    I just found out about Larry, I worked with him at Colonial Pipeline.we talked on the phone and I am sorry I didn't get to spend time with him.
    ~ Don King   Greensboro, NC
  • Saturday, July 6, 2019
    I just found out about Larry, I worked with him at Colonial Pipeline.we talked on the phone and I am sorry I didn't get to spend time with him.
    ~ Don King   Greensboro, NC
  • Sunday, July 7, 2019
    Larry and I were hired on the same date at Colonial Pipeline. He was always a good friend. He had a good sense of humor. I will miss talking to him on the phone
    ~ Chester Lewis   Greensboro, NC
  • Sunday, July 7, 2019
    Larry and I were hired on the same date at Colonial Pipeline. He was always a good friend. He had a good sense of humor. I will miss talking to him on the phone
    ~ Chester Lewis   Greensboro, NC
  • Sunday, July 7, 2019
    Larry and I were hired on the same date at Colonial Pipeline. He was always a good friend. He had a good sense of humor. I will miss talking to him on the phone
    ~ Chester Lewis   Greensboro, NC
  • Wednesday, July 3, 2019
    So sorry to hear of Larry’s home going! May beautiful memories be a great source of comfort to the family!
    ~ Florence Cutler   Goldsboro, NC
  • Sunday, July 7, 2019
    Larry and I were hired on the same date at Colonial Pipeline. He was always a good friend. He had a good sense of humor. I will miss talking to him on the phone
    ~ Chester Lewis   Greensboro, NC
  • Wednesday, July 3, 2019
    So sorry to hear of the passing of my classmate. My condolences to the family.
    ~ Annie D. Johnson Hutchins   Goldsboro, NC