William Lee Jones

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 14, 2005

William Lee Jones, 62, of the 1100 block of Railroad Avenue died Dec. 11, 2005 at his residence. He was a native of Nansemond County. He was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Jones Crocker.

He was a graduate of East Suffolk High School and attended Bluefield State College (West Virginia). He was a veteran of the U. S. Army where he served as a warrant officer. He was the first black bank teller in Alexandria. He was employed at the Norfolk Naval Base for four years. He was a member of St. Timothy Baptist Church where he served on the Male Usher Ministry and Food Bank Ministry. He was also a member of the Suffolk Chapter, DAV and the 20-30 Military Retiree Club.

He is survived by two sons, Shelton Jones of Suffolk and Lament Jones of North Carolina; his parents, Henry L. Jones Jr. and Margie Cook Jones of Suffolk; two brothers, Charlie C. Jones of Baltimore, Md. and Terrence Jones of Suffolk; one uncle, Oscar Jones of Arlington; three aunts, Bernice Green, Elaine Webb, and Mellowese Regus, all of Alexandria; a devoted cousin, Samuel Almond of Suffolk and a host of other relatives and friends.


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The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Dec. 16, 2005 at St. Timothy Baptist Church by the Rev. Thomas Harden Jr. Interment will be in the Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church at 11:30 a.m. Friday. Crocker Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Messages of sympathy may be sent to www.crockerfuneralhome.com.