Herbert E. Jones, Jr.

Sunrise: February 23, 1937

Sunset: April 1, 2019

Herbert E. Jones, Jr. of Norfolk, VA peacefully departed this life on Monday April 1, 2019 in Atlanta, GA, at the age of 82. He was born on February 23, 1937 to the late Herbert E. Jones Sr. and Jeanetta L. Jones Woolard of Norfolk, VA. He was educated at Booker T. Washington High School, and afterwards served in the United States Air Force where he worked as an aircraft mechanic. After he came back to Norfolk, he worked with his mother at Jeanetta Jones Florist as a floral designer for many years.

Herb was a talented artist, painter, graphic designer, and cartoonist, whose work lives on in many homes, buildings, and on U.S Navy Insignia. He worked and retired as an Illustrator for the Department of the Navy, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff. He was an active member of Queen Street Baptist Church for many years, serving on the Men’s Usher Board. He is proceeded in death by his Sister Barbara Lassister, and Son Albert Jones.
Herbert leaves the following to cherish his memory: Sister Gretchen Simpson. Children: Carman Augustine, Herbert E. E. Jones III, Jennifer A. McDonald, Ronald E. Jones, Anne-Margaret J. Cross, and Bettina Hodges. Grandchildren: Tressa Augustine, Alan Hill,
Batista Jones, Aaron Jones, Angela Jones, Joseph Jones, Leonard M. McDonald III, Nicholas A. McDonald, Zya L. Holder, and Gavin Hodges along with his Five Great-Grandchildren, and a host of other relatives, family, and friends.

No Public Viewing Memorial Service WATCH MEMORIAL LIVE ONLINE Saturday, May 11, 2019 2:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505

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    Dab says

    I’m sorry for your loss. Know that God (Psalm 83:18) cares and is close to the broken-hearted and those crushed in spirit he saves, Psalm 34:18, 1 Peter 5:7

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    Emma Lee Brown ( Felton) says

    Dear Family, During these times it is especially important to draw close to God in prayer, for the Bible promises that “he himself will sustain you.”-Psalm 55:22. When we lose our love ones, we miss the very much. For that reason, we can be encouraged by reflecting on the promises that God has given thru his word the Bible, concerning the hope of seeing our love ones again. I hope you find comfort in reading these Scriptures. John 11:11-44; John 5:21,28,29; and Revelation 21:4. My prayer are with your family.

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    Jackie Knight says

    Words can not express the loss of your brother, my cousin. It had been years since I have seen him. I do remember is laugh, smile and the jokes he loved to tell. He will keep us in perfect peace whose eyes are stayed on thee. God bless. Love always

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    Williams Family says

    We are sorry to hear about the loss of your father. May the memories you have of your father bring you comfort. Most importantly rely on our Heavenly Father for the strength to get through this difficult time.

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    Vanessa Steward says

    During these times it is especially important to draw close to God thru prayer. It is also a time to reflect on the promises that the has given us thru his word the Bible concerning the hope of seeing ours love ones again. I hope that you find comfort in reading these scriptures, John 11:11-44; John 5:28; Acts 24:15 and Revelation 21:4. My prayers are with your family.

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