James Timothy Toppings the son of the late Alvin Kiah Jones, Sr. and Millie Lee Borders-Jones was born on September 13, 1957, in Norfolk, Virginia. He departed this life, Saturday April 23, 2022, at the age of 64, in Portsmouth, Virginia.
He was a graduate of Oscar Smith High School in 1976. He held various positions throughout his work life and retired from Smithfield Packing Company, Inc.
He was a faithful member of The New Rose of Sharon Elim Baptist Church of Chesapeake, VA. There he served under the leadership of Dr. Ervin M. Scott, Senior Pastor, and Leading Lady Loretta Scott until his departure. He was well known in the community as “Top” and was loved in the neighborhood and beyond. He was a joy-filled devout family man with a loving heart. He brought joy and laughter to anyone he was around with his smile, personality, and sense of humor. The sound of his laughter made others laugh.
He was preceded in death by his father Alvin Kiah Jones, Sr., his mother, Millie Lee Borders-Jones, his brother Alvin Kiah Jones Jr.
He leaves to cherish his memory: his loving Wife and best friend of 21 years, Yvonne H. Toppings of Portsmouth, Virginia, 1 son, Stephon Knight (Shayla) of Virginia Beach Virginia, 2 stepdaughters Devona Moses of Portsmouth, Virginia, Davina Richardson (William) of Portsmouth, Virginia, 6 grandchildren: Shiloh, Jiselle, Ariyelle, William, Leela, London, 1 brother Bernie Leon Borders of Norfolk, Virginia, 1 sister, Michelle Jones-Cox (Derrick) of Norfolk, Virginia , 1 brother-in-law, Benjamin Hodge (Margaret) of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Special nieces and nephews, Kendra Jones, Andrew Riddick, Sade Jones, James Cox Jr., Nola-Rae Cox, Alvin Kiah Jones III, Tiara Lundy and a host of other in-laws family and friends.
He will be truly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.