BILL JONES, Sr, was born on September 29, 1944, to the late Coraine and Alex Jones in Cross, South Carolina. He was called home to eternal rest and peace on Friday, February 22, 2019, at Signature Health Care of Roanoke Rapids in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.
Bill started his employment journey as a manager at a manufacturing warehouse. In his later years, he worked as a chief engineer at Hunter College in New York, before returning to North Carolina, to begin his retirement.
Bill was a ” jack of all trades”. He was very good with his hands and lived to fix things. To know him was to love his and soon learn that he was the hardest working you would ever meet. He was a very sociable person, loved meeting new friends, adored his animals that he never gave a name, enjoyed working on cars and in his garden. Bill was a strong and dedicated man who believed in hard work, and his hard life made him very determined.
Bill leaves to forever cherish his precious memories and share the legacy of his love, his children, Tonyia, Bill, Jr., Zoelameikia, Andrea, Jamie, Christian, Fran, and Meikia; his grandsons, Samuel Peters, Jr. and Rahiem Tucker-Jones; his granddaughters, Shyanne Headley, Tracy Smith, and Genesis Goode; his great-grandson, Zakari Ferguson; his great-granddaughters, Zakira Ferguson, Dia-Shaun Ferguson, and Mia Tucker-Jones; his brothers, Abraham Jones and Alex Jones; his sisters, Helen Brown and Jean Campbell; two sisters-in-law, Nadeen Jones and Jacklyn Jones; aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of family and friends whom he loved dearly.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Friday, March 1, 2019, in the chapel of the funeral home. Rev. Arthur Vincent will eulogize, and the body will repose for one hour prior to the funeral time.