Aug. 14, 1943 – March 28, 2022
Roy Jones, 78, of Tylertown, died at his residence March 28, 2022. He was born Aug. 14, 1943, in Pike County to the late Johnny and Arella Jones.
Jones received his education at St. Paul School and J.J. Gulledge School in Tylertown. He joined St. Paul MBC in Tylertown at an early age.
He was married to Meneva Simmons in 1963 and they moved to Los Angeles, Calif., in 1964 to make a better life for his family. He worked various jobs from maintenance worker, production worker, brick mason and construction worker. He loved dogs, fishing and hunting.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Meneva Simmons Jones; two sons, Randy and Robert; three sisters, Catherine (his twin), Donnis and Johnnie Lee; two brothers, Dudley and DeWalter.
Survivors are 10 children, Rickey Jones, Devin Jones (Shani), Dylan Jones (Sharika), Carvah Jones-Magee (Rodney), Yahvah Jones (Cierra), CeCalie Jones, Myvah Jones, Halyn Jones, Antoinette Brookes, Shirrell Riddle and Tameka Balaka; one sister, Betty Jones; one brother, Donald Jones Sr. (Mary); 30 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were April 23, 2022, at Craft-Dillon-Ginn Funeral Chapel in Tylertown, Rev. Isiah Jones officiating, with interment in the St. Paul Church Cemetery.
Craft-Dillon-Ginn Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements. Share condolences at www.craftdillonfuneralhome.org.