Floyd Jones, Jr.February 8, 1952 ~ June 22, 2021 (age 69)
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and fortress: My God; in him will I trust. Surely, he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shall thou trust; his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Psalm 91: 1-4
The life and legacy of Floyd Jones Jr. is written into the annals of time as one who love God, his country, and his people. He was an exceptional man, who came from humble beginnings, God has raised up to His glory. He has left the fight and placed his sword into the hot sands of the battlefield for the battle has been fought and the victory won!
Floyd Jones, Jr. was born February 8, 1952 to the union of Floyd Jones, Sr. and Villion R.C Williams. He was the second born of six children and the only son. He accepted Jesus Christ at an early age and was baptized at the Plum Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Eros, LA under the leadership of Pastor Gordy Holmes. He served faithfully under Pastor Gilbert B. Myles, Pastor Daniel Menyweather, Pastor Donald Young, and Pastor Ronald D. Lee.
He received his high school diploma in May 1971 from the Jackson Parish System. During his senior year he attended Jasper Henderson High School, Chatham, LA and was transferred to Chatham High School for the second semester. He then furthered his education at Grambling State University and Northeast Louisiana University (ULM) Monroe, LA.
He united in holy matrimony to Anne Albritton. He later united in holy matrimony to Carolyn Washington and to this union one child was born.
Due to health problems, he retired in 2010 from Kansas City Southern Railroad where he was employed for thirty-six years as a machine operator.
He loved the sports of baseball, basketball, and football. He played and coached baseball and softball for the Eros – Allstars. He was an avid supporter of the Grambling State University football team. He was a friend to everyone that met him. He touched and influenced many lives with his counsel and sense of humor. He deeply loved his family as he would give all some nicknames. He loved his church and was very active throughout the area, attending churches, where he prayed some- stirring prayers. Floyd was an active member in his church community and masonic lodge. In addition to being Sunday School Superintendent, he served as chairman of the Deacon’s ministry. He was one who loved the Lord and was a mighty prayer warrior. He also served as Corresponding Secretary of the New Hope Baptist Association, Jonesboro, LA for thirty-five years. Which he was an excellent secretary that had a gift and could recall word for word for the proceeding of the meeting
On Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 5:30 a.m. Brother Floyd Jones, Jr. was called by God from labor to rest. He quietly eased away, took wings, and transitioned from this life to be with his heavenly father. He was preceded in death by his father Deacon Floyd Jones, Sr., and mother Villion R.C Williams- Jones. He leaves to cherish his precious memories: His son Christopher S. Jones; five sisters: Betty Joe Anders, Antionetta Jones, Jo Marie Jones, Belinda Jones, and Lora J. Ethridge. He reared five children as his own: Anthony Palmer, Sharon Thompson, Stanley Thompson, Chad Thompson, and Tiffany Walker. Eleven nieces and nephews; Mark, Kenneth, Keitric, Myeshia, Domminie, Ariel, Sanikka, Jalissa, Sherri, Mario and Robert. Twenty great nieces and nephews; eleven great-great nieces and nephews; one daughter in law to be Laura Smith; and two god children, Dequincy Lewis and Amarielle Powell, two Aunts Pretty Jackson and Beverly Singleton, and a host of relatives and friends.