Percy Cornelius Jones, Sr.

Sunrise: August 6, 1922

Sunset: June 18, 2022

Percy Cornelius Jones was born on August 6, 1922, in Newport News, Virginia to the late Norman and Mattie L. Jones. Percy went home to be with the Lord on June 18, 2022. His parents moved to Norfolk, Virginia in 1928 where he attended John T. West Elementary School and Booker T. Washington High School. Percy was preceded in death by his wife, Mary J. Jones, four siblings; Willie, Herbert, Lena, and Annette; his granddaughter, Katina LaNette Jones, and his daughter-in-law, Mary E. Jones.

Percy worked various jobs throughout Norfolk and Virginia Beach before joining the U. S. Navy in 1943, to serve in World War II. Percy was honorably, discharged in 1945. Upon his discharge, he returned to Booker T. Washington High School on a part-time basis, where he met and married Mary Geneva Johnson, August 7, 1948. They were blessed with three children Percy, Jr., George, and Ronnie and had a host of foster children.

After Percy’s marriage, he began a 35-year career with Norfolk Naval Air Station until he retired. He started serving with the Boy Scouts in 1959 becoming extremely active in council and district affairs. He collaborated with the Scouts for over twenty-five years. Additionally, Percy Jones volunteered for the Norfolk Food Bank for eighteen years and was an active and founding member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church (New Horizons) where he taught Sunday school, was assistant school superintendent, as well as a Deacon and Ruling Elder. Percy was also a member of the Masonic Lodge. 

He leaves to cherish his memory three sons, Percy C. Jones, Jr. of Jonesboro, GA, George Jones of Norfolk, VA, Ronnie Jones (Estelle) of Mechanicsville, VA, six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, foster children, and friends.

Viewing Wednesday, June 29, 2022 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Thursday, June 30, 2022 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Woodlawn Memorial Gardens 6309 E Virginia Beach Boulevard Norfolk, Virginia 23502

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    Sarina Morris says

    Mr Jones is really going to be miss . He was a very nice person. The time that I got to work with him. He was just so sweet. I will keeping his family in prayer.

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    Doris Allene Johnson says

    Percy Jr. I am so sorry for the loss of your Father. To lose both your parents within 6 months must be hard. It stays with me how fondly you speak of your parents, their love ❤️ story, your love for them; precious memories! As your Mom and Dad are now together again, May they Rest-In-Peace! Love Always, Doris

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    Terri J Weekes says

    Warm thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace for the family as this patriarch is laid to rest and reunites with his bride for eternity.

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    Anne Lyttle says

    Keeping the Jones Family in my thoughts and prayers at this time of loss. My condolences and deepest sympathy to you all. May he rest in eternal peace 🙏

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    Ja'el August Johanan-Horne says

    On behalf of Jetty Neal Johnson (in memoriam) and her daughter Donna, I extend my sympathy to Percy Jr. and the Jones family. As you continue to grieve the death of Mom Mary (just 6 months ago), may the loving and comforting arms of Jehovah Shalom continue to give you peace during this time.

    The joy of the Lord is your strength!!

    ~Drs. Michael & Ja’el Horne

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    Sandra B McPherson says

    I extend my condolences to Percy Jones and the Jones family. I’m so sorry to hear about your father. I remember Mr Percy when you all lived on Princess Anne Rd. I pray Peace be with the family. Love, Walter, Sandra & Milton.

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