Rufus Lee Jones

Published 9:14 pm Monday, February 18, 2019

Rufus Lee Jones, 86, passed away on Feb. 12, 2019, in his residence.

He was born in Georgetown, Ga. He was a member of Canaan Baptist Church, Suffolk.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 60 years, Johnnie Mae Jones; a daughter, Norma J. Shipp and son-in-law, Andre, of Suffolk; two sisters, Annie Will Wade and Laura Kegler; two brothers, Artis Jones and Melvin Jones; two grandchildren, Arielle Shipp and Andrew Shipp; great-grandson, Liam Shipp-Dickerson; a host of other relatives and friends.

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A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, at Canaan Baptist Church, 2064 Nansemond Parkway, Suffolk. The interment will follow at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, Suffolk. Visitation will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at Fisher Funeral Home, 1520 Effingham St., Portsmouth.