Henry Jones, Jr.

Sunrise: September 20, 1940

Sunset: March 2, 2024

Henry Jones, Jr. was called to eternal rest on Saturday, March 2, 2024. He was born in Franklin, VA on September 20, 1940, to the late Henry and Ruth Bachelor Jones.  He was a 1957 graduate of Hayden High School and was active in his class reunions.  He was a member of The Source Christian Church in Virginia Beach, VA.  He was formerly a deacon and trustee at Way of the Cross COGIC in Norfolk, VA.  

Henry retired from Mid-Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company as the vehicle mechanics’ General Foreman in 1996 after 40 years of service.  He was a Raiders fan and avid tennis match watcher.  He was an A-1 vehicle mechanic and could fix anything.  He took pride in repairing the church bus at Way of the Cross COGIC.  He loved naps and was affectionately called “Sleepy Jones.”  His smile was infectious.  

He was predeceased by his parents; sister, Mary Gainey; and twin brothers Jack and Wallace Jones.  He leaves to cherish his memory and his legacy of love, his wife of 40 years, Cynthia Jones; daughters, Bernadette Reed (Milton) of Suffolk, VA, Robin Rawles of Portsmouth, VA; Nicole McDowell of Norfolk, VA and Brandy Velazquez (Edwin) of Newport News, VA; sons, Henry “Skip” Jones II (Yolanda) of Portsmouth, VA, Kevin Jones of Franklin, VA, Jeffrey Jones (Mimi) of Texas and Bryant Jones of Newport News, VA; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters Lois Golden (Russell) of Hampton, VA and Betty Ann Ricks of Chesapeake, VA; one brother, Morris Jones (Florine) of Norfolk, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Viewing Wednesday, March 13, 2024 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Thursday, March 14, 2024 10:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery 8100 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505

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    LaWanda Spain says

    Ms. Cynthia and family I extend my most sincere condolonces to you and yout entire family. I pray that God comforts you all.

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    Beverly Steplight-Carter says

    May God continue to bless you at this time and always
    Minister Beverly Steplight-Carter

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    Beverly Steplight-Carter says

    May God continue to bless you at this time and always For the Lord is your strength
    Minister Beverly Steplight-Carter

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    Beverly Steplight-Carter says

    May God be with you at this time and always For the Lord is your strength
    Minister Beverly Steplight-Carter

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    Beverly Steplight-Carter says

    For the Lord is your strength a very present help
    Minister Beverly Steplight-Carter

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    Bishop-Elect Charles Reid, Jr says

    Mrs. Cynthia, Nicole, and Brandy – Our sincerest condolences to you in the passing of your husband and father, Mr. Henry Jones! I never saw him unkind at all, or without a smile whenever I saw him. Tramita and I are praying for you all as you all go through this time of loss! The Lord strengthen you all!

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    Chaufia White says

    My thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow. I would like to wish you comfort during this difficult time, and my deepest sympathies go to you and your family. Sending my love.

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    Barbara Nicholson says

    Extending my condolences to the family. May your love one rest in peace🙏💕

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    Rosalind Hall says

    The very God that we serve has you and the family in his hands.The joy of the Lord is your strength. We are graceful that we were apart of the life of Mr Henry Jones. A man of little words, but will do anything to help a friend. You will be missed. Rest In Peace🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

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    Dorothy Knight Townsell says

    I was very saddened when I was notified by cousin Morris that Henry had passed. I had not seen him since the last class reunion last year. I am sending condolences from your cousins, the Jones Knight Family of Franklin, VA. We had many years in being proud to be cousins. We are going to miss you. May you rest in peace and I know that God was waiting and He welcomed you HOME.

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    Curtis Skinner Sr says

    I’m so sorry for your lost he will always be in our hearts for ever love you Brandy❤️❤️🙏🙏

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