Military Honors Memorial of Lieutenant Junior Grade Nicholas Jones
Nicholas Benjamin Jones, 29, died Sunday, June 2, 2013. He was born April 14, 1984 in Raleigh, NC the son of Robert Thomas Jones, Jr and Tamara Jean Jones. Nick was raised in Cary, NC graduating from Cary High School in 2002. He attended North Carolina State University and enlisted in the Coast Guard in 2003.
Lieutenant Junior Grade Nicholas Jones served with honor in the United States Coast Guard from 2003 until his passing. During his career, he was stationed on Coast Guard Cutter Roanoke Island in Homer, Alaska, Coast Guard Station Emerald Isle, NC and at the Aids to Navigation Team in Morgan City, Louisiana. While there his exceptional leadership and superior ability led to his selection to the Coast Guard’s Officer Candidate School in 2011. Upon completion he transferred to Marine Safety Unit Houma, Louisiana where he served as the Response Division Head, leading six petty officers in protecting 3000 miles of Louisiana coast line and waterways from pollution and security threats. Lieutenant Junior Grade Jones was an officer of the highest order who served his country with distinction.
While stationed in Emerald Isle, NC, Nicholas met Jodee Van Egdom his wife of Albia, Iowa who is also with the USCG. They married in 2006 and have been stationed in Louisiana since 2009.
Survivors include his parents, his wife, siblings, Amanda Jones of Cary, NC, Erika Mead (Thomas) and niece Mckenna of Jacksonville, NC; Grandparents Frank and Carole Schwartz of Raleigh, NC and Rosemary Jones of Cary, NC.
Military Honors Memorial Services will be held on Friday, June 7, 2013 at 2 PM at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 600 Walnut Street, Cary NC.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any contributions be made in honor of Nicholas B. Jones to the following programs:
The Coast Guard Foundation provides education, support and relief programs to benefit Coast Guard members and their families across the country.
The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. Online condolences can be sent to the family at the following weblink: