Edward James Jones

James JonesEdward James Jones was born March 12, 1942 in Worcester County, Maryland. He departed this earthly life on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at the Commonwealth Health and Rehabilitation Center in Fairfax, Virginia at the age of 72. “James” or “J.J.” as he was affectionately known was born to the late John, Sr. and Martha Kelly-Jones.

He received his formal education in the Worcester County Public School System. James was employed by Metompkin Seafood Company in Crisfield, Maryland until he relocated to Woodbridge, Virginia in 1982. There he would gain employment with Fort Belvoir Commissary and the Southern Management.

On March 18, 1989 James married Linda A. Schoolfield and from this union one daughter was born.

James leaves to cherish his precious memories with his devoted wife, Linda; three sons, Kevin (Valerie) Styles, Marion Station, Maryland, Eric (Teina) Veney ,Glen Burnie, Maryland and Brian (Shawonda) Veney, Princess Anne, Maryland; three daughters, Mary Fontaine, Princess Anne, Maryland, Lorretta (Pete) Conwell, Pennsylvania and Sadeeka Schoolfield-Jones Woodbridge, Virginia; 21 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; one brother, Robert Jones, Salisbury, Maryland ; four sisters, Annie Mae Jackson, Marion Station, Maryland, Mary Collins, Salisbury, Maryland , Henrietta (George) Smith, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Bessie Sterling, Crisfield, Maryland; a devoted nephew, Timothy Jones, Stafford, Virginia; mother-in-law, Mary Schoolfield, Pocomoke, Maryland; sister-in-law, Patricia (Keith) Scarville, Hackensack, New Jersey; and a host of other nephews, nieces, cousins and extended relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by two daughters, Melinda Pittman and Karen Jones; three brothers, William, John “Buster”, Jr. and Oliver Jones; five sisters, Edna Jones, Pauline Bloxom, Agnes Maddox, Loletha Armwood and Martha Geraldine Corbin.

A funeral service will be held  1PM, Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Highway Holiness Church in Crisfield, MD, with a viewing two hours prior.  Elder Noah Stewart will be the Eulogist.  A viewing will also be held 6-8PM, Friday, June 20, 2014 at the Church.  Interment will be in Waters Chapel U.M.C. Cemetery in Kingston, MD.


2 Responses to “Edward James Jones”

  • Teina M Veney:

    Family and Friends,
    May God bless each of you in this time of sorrow as the days and weeks pass, and as you make the brave attempt to return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of all our family and friends may your hearts soon be warmed and filled with wonderful memories of James during more joyful times and the years of laughter from his jokes, his love, friendship and understanding as you celebrate a life well lived I will be absent today however I am always a phone call away please remember we now have to take comfort in knowing that you have another special guardian angel to watch over us. I will cherish the memories in my heart forever I was given a awesome father in law never one crossed word and he always asked how was I doing first when he was calling to check on his son he is the only man that made me laugh from Marion Station to Woodbridge Va . He will always live in our hearts I give to you my Love, Prayers, Heartfelt condolences and Strength during your time of grief. May your memories bring you strength, warm and soothing comfort in time.

    Sorrowfully submitted.
    Mrs Teina M.Veney

  • Maefield Bishop-Blow:

    To the jones Family. My sincere condolences. To my friend Bessie Sterling. I love you. I know the loss is great, but you have a strong faith and will endure this loss too. I remember and have fond memories of James and my brother.

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