Mr. Jeremiah E. Jones | 1981 - 2015 | Obituary

Mr. Jeremiah E. Jones

July 26, 1981 - February 07, 2015

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On Saturday, February 7, 2015, Mr. Jeremiah Eugene Jones, Sr., transitioned from earth to heaven at the age of 33 years old. Jeremiah was born on July 26, 1981 to Earnestine Saunders-Jones and the late Calvin Jones, Sr. of Petersburg, VA.

Jeremiah received his education from the Petersburg Public School System and earned his GED certification in 2005. He would then further his education by attending the Southside Virginia Community College where he earned 18 credits. Over the course of the years, Jeremiah has received numerous certifications in Developmental Psychology, Sociology, Substance Abuse Phase I & Phase II, Anger Management, Healthy Relationships, Productive Citizenship, and Employability Skills. Jeremiah also worked as a dump-truck driver for over 2 years.

Jeremiah embraced strong family ties and was often referred to as the glue that kept the family together. He loved to make people laugh and smile. He was very generous and would often go the extra mile to help those in need and to protect his family. When meeting people, he always left a lasting impression. Those that knew him loved him, and likewise. Jeremiah touched the hearts of many, whether young or old.He was a father, son, brother, nephew, cousin, and friend to all. He will truly be missed.

He is preceded in death by his father, Calvin Jones, Sr.; grandparents, Estelle & Miller Rose; grandmother, Pearl Jones-Culver; great-aunt, Evelyn Cary; aunt, Robin Jones Davis; and uncle, Larry Thomas Rose.

Jeremiah leaves to celebrate his life and cherish his memory, a loving and devoted mother, Earnestine Saunders-Jones; three children, Amiah Jones, Jermel Jones, & Jeremiah Jones, Jr.; three loving sisters, Dita Jones, Latoya Jones, and Libreia Radford; two devoted brothers, Calvin Jones, Jr. and Dantron Radford; grandparents, Percell and Mary Saunders of Hopewell, VA; five devoted aunts, Julia Butts (Larry); Gloria Hawkes (Jesse); Estelle Prosise (George) of Petersburg, VA; Janice Roberts (Kenny) of Hopewell, VA; and Debbie Brown of Washington State; four uncles, Roger Saunders (Wanda) of Hopewell, VA; Robert Lee Jones (Gloria) of Dinwiddie, VA; Rodney E. Jones, of Ohio; and Stanley Rose (Gail) of Washington, DC; one great-aunt, Eunice Jones of Newark, NJ; six nieces and nephews, Davaris Jones-Fleming, Aaiyanah Jones, Aniyah Jones, Aleesha Jones-Wells, Tre’ne Jones, and Malik Robinson; and a host of cousins, friends, and a specialdevoted friend, Stephanie Brooks.

A celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 28, 2015, at Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 2223 South Crater Road, Petersburg, VA 23805, District Elder Edward C. Rose of Strait Gate Temple Church, Eulogist.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the residence of 2009 County Lane Court, Petersburg, VA. On the day of the services, the family asks that relatives and friends assemble at 11:45 a.m. at the residence. You may also make an online contribution to the Jeremiah E. Jones Foundation by visiting

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the staff of William N. Bland and Son Funeral Home, 137 Harrison Street, Petersburg, 804. 732.7841.

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