John A. Jones


John A. Jones passed away peacefully on May 22, 2017.

John was educated in the Des Moines Independent Public School System. After graduation in 1948 he served in the Army. John moved to Minnesota in 1952, where he met Claire Rodgers. They married in 1955 and raised their four children — Darwin, Keith, Bernard and Lucinda Jones — in Lakeville.

Mourning John’s loss are his children Darwin (Rita) Jones, Keith Jones, Bernard Jones and Lucinda Jones; eight grandchildren Justin (Christa) Jones, Brandon Jones, Christopher Jones, Kyle (Marissa), Keegan Jones, Cameron Jones, Irie Jones and Kiana Jones; and four great-grandchildren Christian Jones, Caden Jones, Jace Jones and Paxton Jones.

A memorial service will be held at Progressive Baptist Church in St. Paul on Saturday, June 3, 10 am — 12 pm.


One Comment on “John A. Jones”

  1. I believe your beloved late father Jones was related to the late Lucille and Ted Woodard. In addition, to Ella and Roy Cobb. I lived with the aforementioned families in South and North Minneapolis. In fact Mr. Jones & his wife lived a few houses from 3843 Fifth Ave. South. They lived in duplex upstairs with two of the oldest Jones sons. In addition, Jones and two sons would visit the Woodard’s on Sundays afternoon. Later, the Jones relocated to the suburbs. Many years ago, I asked the whereabouts of The Jones family, and I was told by Lolita Richardson the aforementioned. As a small child, while riding my cycle and wearing my raccoon hat, your father nicknamed me Davy Crockett. even into my twenties. I enjoyed your father’s presence when I was around him, and I will continue to think of him fondly.

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