Published 12:00 am Monday, April 12, 2010
SUFFOLK — “We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name; in life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories; your love is still our guide, and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.”
Robert Lee Jones, 60, was born on June 14, 1949 in Southampton County, Va. He was the beloved son of Gracie Jones Bunch. He was a 1967 graduate of John F. Kennedy High School and attended Norfolk State University. He served two years in the U.S. Army, and also served in the U.S. National Guard. He was a postal supervisor for 32 years before retiring from the U.S. Postal Service.
In 1992, Robert rededicated his life back to Christ.
On Friday, April 9, Robert Lee Jones entered into eternal rest at HCA Richmond Hospital. He will sorrowfully be missed by his wife, Barbara Jones; mother, Gracie Bunch (Johnny); son, Randall Jones; daughters, Rosalind Trotter (Kenny) and Tamika Riddick (Travis); sister, Charlene Brown (Charles); two brothers, the Rev. Jarvis Jones and John Bunch; aunt, Mabel Howell; six grandchildren, Zhaniah, Tadaja, Kyla, Taylor, Jalen and Tamia; and a host of family and friends.
Mr. Jones will be on view Tuesday, April 13 from noon to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will receive guests at 201 Locust St. at all other times. A service of remembrance will be held Wednesday, April 14 at 11 a.m., at Antioch Baptist Church. He will be laid to rest at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery.
Professional funeral arrangements are entrusted to T.E. Cooke-Overton Funeral Home, Inc.