Edward Lee Jones, Sr.

Sunrise: May 20, 1937

Sunset: October 26, 2023

On Thursday, October 26, 2023, Edward Lee Jones Sr., affectionately known as Heat, went to be with the Lord.  He leaves his loving and devoted wife of 63 years, Jean D Jones, who will cherish his memories forever.  

May 20, 1937, Edward Lee Jones Sr was born to the late Clara Jones and Columbus Jones in Norfolk, VA.  He graduated from Booker T High School, Norfolk, Virginia, 1958.  He accepted Christ, and was baptized at Gospel Light Outreach Ministries.  He worked as an Operating Room Assistant, and retired from Leigh Memorial Hospital, presently know as Sentara Leigh Hospital, 1996.  

He believed in working hard, and education.  He was fun, loving, and an encouraging family man and family member and friend.  He enjoyed listening to music, dancing, and family gatherings.  He enjoyed athletic activities and watching sports competition.  His most watch sport was football.  His favorite team was Washington Commanders. 

He was preceded in death by daughter, Kimberly A Morris, sister Jean E. Jones, brothers, Jack Jones, Harry Jones, and a twin sister.  He is survived by daughters, Anita Langley (David) and Vanessa Morrison (George), sons, Edward L Jones Jr. (Cassandra) and Anthony Jones (Pamela).  Also, he is survived by a niece, Glynnis Preston (Lorenzo) and sister-in-law, Cynthia Jones, who both as children became part of the young married couple, Edward and Jean Jones, family by guardianship.  He is survived by his sister, Mary Brown, and brother-in-law, Russell Powell.  He is survived by his grandchildren:  Keith Jones (Tonya), and a host of grandchildren, including great grandchildren.  He is survived by nieces and nephews.

Viewing Sunday, November 5, 2023 12 Noon - 4:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Monday, November 6, 2023 1:30pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery 8100 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505

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    Mary Holloway says

    To the family. We are so sorry for your loss. The death of a love one can be extremely difficult to cope with. Many have found comfort in the promise found there at Acts 24:15. There it speaks about the Resurrection. Do draw comfort in the promise found there and please know you and your family will be in our prayers…MaryAnn

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    Samantha Crew says

    I would like to send my condolences to the Jones family. I am a family cousin, who met Mr. Jones years ago as my cousin David met and married Anita. We have had some laughter in the past. My heart is with you at this time.

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