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Joe Jones

Joe W. Jones

Thursday, December 24th, 1942 - Thursday, June 20th, 2019
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Joe W. Jones, 76, of Springfield, MA, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, June 20, 2019. He was born on Dec. 24, 1942 in Augusta, GA, to the late Pilcher and Cleo (White) Jones. Joe was a graduate of Lucy Laney High School. He had resided in Springfield, MA for the past 47 years. Prior to retiring Joe was employed with the Hampden County Corrections Department for 26 years. He was a member of the Bethlehem Church, Hampden, MA. In his leisure time Joe enjoyed playing the bass guitar & singing, was the leader of the band for Tapestry and was a DJ for many years as JoJo Thriller.
Joe is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Karen A. (Williams) Jones, his children; Alita Yates and husband Cecil of Ridgecrest, CA, Derek Jones & wife Janice of Augusta, GA, Joanne Kelly & husband Henry of Atlanta, GA, and Damon Jones of Jacksonville, FL, his four beloved grandchildren; Brandon Gilchrist, Derek Jones, Jr. Megan Jones and Philip Kelly. He is also survived by his siblings; William “Bill” Jones, Eugene Patterson, Annie Lue Patterson, Catherine Patterson. Corine (Anthony) Corley all of Florida, and other siblings, as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Besides his parents, Joe was predeceased by two sisters, Ruby Plummer and Jessie Pearl Allen-Stallworth.
His family will receive relatives and friends on Monday, June 24, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Browne Memorial Chapels, Enfield, CT. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 10:00 am in Bethlehem Church, 123 Allen St. Hampden, MA (Please go directly to church.) Burial will follow in the Hazardville Cemetery, Enfield, CT.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, June 24th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, June 24th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels
    43 Shaker Road
    ENFIELD, CT 06082
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  • Service

    Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 10:00am
    Bethlehem Church
    123 Allen Street
    HAMPDEN, MA 01036
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Please go directly to the church.
    Pastor Al Vantassel
  • Interment

    Hazardville Cemetery
    North & Elm Streets
    enfield, CT 06082
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The Douglass Family, St. Simons Island, GA and Frank & Pat Harp have sent flowers to the family of Joe W. Jones.
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Posted at 04:59pm
May the God of tender mercies provide the needed comfort for Joe's friends and family during this difficult time.
2 Corinthians 1:3,4

Rosemary Jackson

Posted at 01:36pm
Dear Karen and Damon,

Fred and I were saddened to hear of the passing of your dear husband and father. Please know that we carry you in our hearts.

May memories of Joe sustain you.

Rosemary and Fred Jackson

The Douglass Family, St. Simons Island, GA

Posted at 06:38am
Accept our most heartfelt sympathy for your loss our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Shirley & Orion
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Frank & Pat Harp

Posted at 06:12am
It is said that when you cry, you cry alone but that isn't true. The sadness you are feeling is felt by loved ones around you. Our Lord is with you.
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Frank & Pat Harp purchased flowers for the family of Joe Jones.


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