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.