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Benjamin Carwell Jones, Jr.


Sunrise: August 7, 1954

Sunset: June 7, 2021

Benjamin Carwell Jones Jr., 66, of Suffolk, Virginia, gained his angel wings Monday, June 7, 2021. Mr. Jones was born in Norfolk, Virginia on August 7, 1954, to the late Benjamin C. Jones Sr. and Marie Jones. Mr. Jones was raised in Tidewater Gardens neighborhood in Norfolk. He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School where he was one of the top performing wrestlers. Mr. Jones also attended Tidewater Community College in Norfolk, Virginia. Mr. Jones enlisted in the United States Marines Corps (USMC) in June of 1978. He toured overseas to Haiti, Korea, Germany, Japan, and many other places. Mr. Jones served 21 years in the USMC retiring as Gunnery Sergeant in January of 1999. As a civilian, he was a welder at Arconic (Alcoa Howmet). His co-workers admired him and battled during football season. Mr. Jones was a die-hard Washington Football Team fan formally known as the Redskins. After many years of working, Mr. Jones enjoyed a second retirement on January 1, 2021. Mr. Jones was a member of Covenant Community Church in Suffolk, Virginia for 15 years. He was a tremendous man of God and was dedicated to serving his church as the maintenance ministry leader.

Mr. Jones is preceded in death by his father Benjamin C. Jones Sr., mother Marie Jones, and two brothers Donald and Earl Jones. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of twenty-four years, Mamie Jones, one daughter: Tierra Jones, one son: Benjamin C. Jones III (Barbara), one stepdaughter: Shaundra Patterson, two step granddaughters: Aniyah and Skyla Warren, one sister: Laurann Jones, three brothers: Michael Jones (Gloria), Ronnie Jones, Curtis Jones (Christa), and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Viewing Monday, June 21, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Service Tuesday, June 22, 2021 11:00am Covenant Community Church 3504 Robs Drive Suffolk, VA 23434 Interment Albert G. Horton Veteran Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance.

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    patricia watlington says

    prayers are with the family.

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    Diane Clayton Baker says

    Mamie and Family,
    Thinking of you at this difficult time and sending my love.

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    Ivory J. Warren says

    Deepest Sympathy from the Warren Family. May God COMFORT the entire Family during this time.

    Blessings & Love,
    Dr. Ivory J. Warren
    💕🙏🏽

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    Keejafee Outlaw says

    Sending Prayers And Love To The Jones Family❤️❤️🙏🏿🙏🏿💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾May Gods Strength Be Upon You All❤️❤️Carol Ann Smith

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      Darrell & Faye Sims says

      Please accept our condolences. Ben lived up to his creed – Semper Fidelis; Always Faithful. He was the kind of guy, you just wanted to be around – a man’s man and good friend. Until we meet again, Ben our thoughts and prayers will be with your family. Until then my friend…

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    Rhonda Ford says

    May God give your strength to take one day at a time.
    Know that when you are weak, he is strong.
    Angels are always near those who are grieving.
    To whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in God’s hand.
    I pray comfort and peace for you and your family.
    I love you dearly Sis Mamie.
    Blessing, Rhonda Ford

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    Keith Snowden says

    Our deepest condolences and love to the Jones family. I have only good memories of Ben and the Jones family (his Mother, Father, Michael, Ronnie, Earl, Donald, and Laura Ann) while growing up in Tidewater Park and in being a cousin in-law.
    May I share with you one of my favorite Bible text, perhaps it will also help you.
    “The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life.”​—John 5:28, 29. Deborah and Keith Snowden

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    Yolanda Jordan says

    My prayers to the family. May God keep you in this time of need.

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