Eugene Jones

Sunrise: September 24, 1936

Sunset: December 16, 2023

Eugene Jones was born in Harris County, Georgia on September 24, 1936, the eldest of seven children to Willie and Johniecene Jones. He received his education in Georgia and shortly thereafter joined the U.S. Army. After completing his tour of duty in the Army he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served during the Vietnam era with additional assignments to USS W S SIMS, USS RICHARD K TURNER, USS KING, USS GUADALCANAL, USS CHIKASKIA, Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, Fleet Training Center Norfolk, VA, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and Naval Station Bermuda. He retired as a Senior Chief Petty Officer (E8) after 22 years of distinguished military service. Following his military retirement, he worked as a Civil Service employee at Fitting Out and Supply Support Assistance Center (FOSSAC) Norfolk, VA as an Afloat Storage Specialist (GS 12). While assigned to FOSSAC he also performed as a member of the Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) Team where he inspected and redesigned the Navy’s Fleet Supply Systems. He retired from his 2nd career for a combined service of over 40 years. By his many friends and family members, Eugene was affectionately known as Mickey, Mick, Gene, Bay Jones, Uncle Bay and Sharkey. His love for his family and friends was unquestionable. Traveling all over the country and abroad he enjoyed sharing his military experiences and duty assignments with veterans and non-veterans alike. He was always willing to give a helping hand and be that person you could count on no matter the situation or circumstances. Never one to pass judgement, he accepted everyone, not because of their walk of life but for what they brought to his life — his love was unconditional. He opened his heart and home to all and lived life to the fullest. Fun-loving and light-hearted, entertaining was second nature to him. He had a passion for cooking and putting a pot on the stove and grilling a mean steak; playing cards–especially his favorite games tonk and solitaire; visiting family, he looked forward to the yearly trips back home to Georgia, for the family reunions, 4th of July cook-outs, visiting the young and old, driving down old familiar country roads, waving and blowing the horn at every person he drove by; telling jokes the way his dad taught him and then laughing louder than anyone else at the punch line; visiting casinos – he loved listening to old school R&B music on the road trips to Dover Downs; he was infatuated with cars, his loyalty was not to a particular make or model, his devotion was to anything with wheels (literally) and dancing. He had his own special dance and it brought joy to everyone. Those “Mick Jones moves” are legendary and will live in the hearts of his family and friends forever. He was predeceased by his eldest son, Kenneth Maurice Jones, sisters, Mattie Jenkins, Mary Joyce King and brothers, Douglas Jones, William Jones and Willie Jones, Jr. He leaves to cherish his precious memories; his loving wife of 40 years, Sandra Eaton Jones; children Linda Shakespeare (Drextel) of Chesapeake, VA; Darvin Jones of Covington, GA; Voleta Norfleet of Virginia Beach, VA; Sean Norfleet (Kimberly) of Chesapeake, VA; Doshara Jones of Chesapeake, VA; Christopher Jones of Virginia Beach, VA and Judaea Jones of Chesapeake, VA; one sister, Fannie Hobbs of Killeen, TX; twelve grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. During his brief illness, Eugene was extremely appreciative of the love, care and support shown during his time of need and voiced this to everyone who assisted. Eugene very much enjoyed being with family and friends and will be deeply missed. We know that he is now resting in God’s eternal peace where there is no more pain. “GOD is in charge!”

Viewing Friday, December 29, 2023 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 West Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Saturday, December 30, 2023 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Albert G. Horton Veteran Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434

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    Kelly Wilken says

    Condolences for your loss. He is sailing with the Navy Angels!

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    The Sanford Family says

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences for your loss.

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    Phyllis Custis Sherrill says

    Sending prayer and condolences to Sandra and her family in the passing of their loved one.The Custis, Sherrill and Stancil families.

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    Jerald and Pat says

    Our heart felt condolences and prayers are sent for Sandy and family. We pray that our LORD provide you all the comfort needed and hold & carry you.

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    Sandria W Hughes says

    Sandra and family. So sorry to hear of the transition of your dearly beloved. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. My GOD give you strength and peace during this most challenging time 🙏🏽

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    Cynthia Beckett Perry says

    Sandy and family :

    Heart felt condolences on the lost of your loved one, praying God will strengthen you and yours as you lean on Him during this time.

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    Pierre and Gregory Jones says

    Uncle Bay, thank you for the fun times and lasting childhood memories. Greg and I have so many special memories of you -like sharing hotdogs at the annual cookouts in Upper Marlboro and riding us on your motorcycle. Uncle Bay, the laughter and good times will forever be in our hearts! You will never be forgotten!

    Love always your great nephews, Pierre and Gregory Jones.

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    Sheila Grace says

    Sending Condolences to My Friend Sandy, Children and Family Members! MIC was a social butterfly, always made you feel welcomed and showed love! We met in the 80’s and had so much fun playing Acey Ducey with My Joe and other Navy Friends! We had such a great time! Praying for you All and I know he will be deeply missed! God Bless!

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    Carol Riddick says

    To Sandy and family. Our heartfelt condolences to you all. Micky was a joy to be around and I know he will truly be missed by all that knew him. May God bless you all and give you peace.

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    The Thomas Family says

    To the Jones family and friends, condolences go out to all. May the wonderful memories shared provide peace and comfort. Many blessings to all….

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    Chester Lawrence says

    Thank God for my Uncle Gene. Deepest Condolences to all our Family. May Love Continue.

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    Phyllis Smith-Livingston says

    Linda and family please accept our condolences, just know that we/I are here for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out, especially during this difficult time. May our Lord bless and his fond memories comfort you and your family during this time of grief.
    Love & Blessings,

    Cookie & Tia

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