Isaac Jones Jr.
Published 9:34 pm Monday, September 29, 2014
Isaac Jones Jr., affectionately known as “Ike” and a huge Washington Redskins fan to family and friends, transitioned peacefully at Sentara Obici Hospital Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. He was born July 19, 1935, in Suffolk, formerly known as Nansemond County, to Isaac Jones Sr. and Mrs. Ola Mae Haughton.
He worked at and retired from A & Peanut Company along with operating his own lawn care service, which he operated for many years in Suffolk.
He was a longstanding member of Metropolitan Baptist Church, which he joined at a young age, and was a member until he transitioned.
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He was once married to Mrs. Joselean Jones, of Suffolk.
He was preceded in death by his two daughters, Wilhilmina Evora Jones and Millicient Yvette Campbell, along with one great-grandchild, Josiah Mekhi Epps.
Ike leaves to cherish his memories daughters Mintha J. Epps and Sherry Green, both of Suffolk, along with son Isaac Jones III (Marcia), of Los Angeles, Calif. Also, he leaves his one and only loving, caring and devoted sister, Lucille Hodges, his adopted sister, Emily Crocker, both of Suffolk; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. There are a host of other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.
A visitation will take place on Wednesday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. A home going service will take place at noon on Thursday at Metropolitan Baptist Church, and he will be laid to rest in the T.E. Cooke-Overton Garden of Carver Memorial Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy and flowers may be extended to the family at www.cookeovertonfuneralhome.com.
Professional services are entrusted to T.E. Cooke-Overton Funeral Home Inc.