Aaron S. Jones

Sunrise: October 17, 1941

Sunset: April 21, 2021
On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, Aaron S. Jones was called home to be with the Lord, at the age of 79. “Earl”, as he was affectionately known to many, was born to the late Linwood and Pettroner Jones in Norfolk, VA. He attended Norfolk County and Chesapeake Public Schools.  Though he didn’t like school very much, he loved playing football and was a great provider for his wife and daughter. He worked several jobs before settling at Johnson’s Ship Propeller in Chesapeake, VA; where he retired from early due to several “major” strokes. He married so young that his mother had to sign for him, but he stayed married to his bride until death, well over sixty years. He was a die-hard Washington Football Team fan.
Born the youngest son of 14, his mother instilled in him “The Spirit of God” and the “Power of Prayer”. He never forgot his upbringing. He was a member of Grove Baptist Church, Portsmouth, VA. He attended faithfully until his health failed him.
He was predeceased by his parents; three brothers; and four sisters. He leaves to cherish his many many memories , his loving wife, Elnora Jones, who stayed restlessly by his side, holding his hand and singing songs of praise; his only daughter, Ella Jones (Nick); two granddaughters, who were dear to his heart, Pamela Cooper (Reggie) and Jovan Abbey (Jerry);two great grandchildren whom he cherished, Carnell”CJ”McElroy and Layla C. Abbey; his namesake and Godson, Aaron Hawkins; three sisters, Carolyn Drew, Julia “Judy” Ellis and Cornelia “Pinky”Nedab (Reverend Floyd Nedab),three brothers, Rious Jones, Leroy Jones (Dorothy), and Arthur Jones (Betty) ; sister-in- law, Marion Jones all of Portsmouth, VA; a host of nieces and nephews that he loved unconditionally and “ All of them were his favorite”; an abundance of great-great-greats, cousins and friends. His in-laws loved him greatly as well.
If love could have kept me here, I would have been here forever.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have kept the faith.
Viewing Tuesday, April 27, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Wednesday, April 28, 2021 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance.

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    Patricia White says

    Uncle Earl R.I.H May God be with my Aunt Elnora my cousin Boobie and children and Grandchildren Go ahead and get your praise on you will be missed Stay prayed up and family

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      barbara peoples benson says

      April 26, 2021@7:12 pm
      family,may God be with you in your time of sorrow
      remember,earth has no sorrow that heaven can not

      love you
      your cousin, barbara peoples benson

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    Tokesia says

    You will be miss Uncle Earl RIH

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    Shanta L Lassiter says

    Love You Uncle Earl Rest Easy.

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    Nathaniel Marlene Breanna and Ryan Williams says

    God bless you. May he rest in peace.

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    Alex & Tammie Hawkins Sr. says

    Uncle Earl, you will be truly missed. My heart goes out to Aunt Elnora and the rest of the family. RIH!

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    Marian Jennings Robinson says

    I remember Earl as a gentle giant. So many good times with Aunt Elanora, Ella, and the rest of the family. May he rest in Heavenly Peace.

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    Jasmine says

    I will miss you very much

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      Toni Cofield says

      Earl was a very person ,we were neighbors at one point He was well known in Stark and Legum for his hats
      He would say “I feel a man ain’t dress if he ain’t got a hat to match” Rest in the Lord .God bless you family, Stay strong

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