Rites Held For James Anderson Jones

Published 10:47 am Wednesday, January 4, 2017

James Anderson Jones was born on April 19, 1943 to the late Otho Sterling Neblett and Lucy Hite-Jones. He was raised by his mother and a devoted and a loving stepfather, Anderson Jones.

He was educated in Lunenburg County Public Schools. At an early age, he attended Saint Matthew’s Baptist Church, Kenbridge. In 1980, he became a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church, where he faithfully worked in Sunday school, sang in the Senior Choir, and served as a trustee (1987-present). On December 12, 2002, he was ordained as a deacon and later became Chairman of the Deacon Board.  He was a dedicated member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church, where he served until his death. He was employed by Lea Industries, Inc. for twenty-five (25) years.  Later he worked at J & E Factory and Taylor- Ramsey Furniture.

James had a great love for his two daughters, Subrenna Cooke and Tasha Foster. He worshiped and adored his eight grandchildren, and was a friend to all. As a member of the CB Club, he chose as his handle, Butterfly, which most of his friends remember and call him. He enjoyed baseball, softball, basketball, football, and racing.  He was the manager/coach of several baseball and softball teams. He was a loyal Washington Redskin fan. James was a great papa and friend to many. James loved his pastor, the Rev. George W. Pugh and his Cedar Creek Baptist Church Family.

On Friday, December 23, 2016, Deacon James Anderson Jones entered into eternal rest at VCU Medical Center in Richmond. Two brothers, Earl and Albert Lee Jones and a son he helped raised, Willie Watkins Jr. preceded him in death.

James leaves to cherish his memory two biological daughters, Subrenna Jones-Cooke (Willie) of Lawrenceville, and Tasha Jones-Foster of Kenbridge; Tammy Moton (Keith) of Pickerington, Ohio whom he helped raised and called his daughter; three sisters, Doris Jones of Oyster Bay, New York, Laverne Campbell (Butch) of Alberta, and Grace Maull of Ypsilanti, Michigan; three brothers, Titus Jones of Alberta, Cecil Jones of New York, New York, and Arthur Neblett of Richmond; eight grandchildren, Tyrek, Christopher, Malik, Keith III, Destiny, Taniyah, Willie Jr., and Kameron; six sisters-in-law, Minnie Nelson, Brenda Moseley, Elsie Banks, Stella Banks, Mattie Grant and Doris Davis; three brothers-in-laws, Clarence, William and Jerry Coleman; his traveling buddies, Daniel Walker and Glenn Rice; a devoted cousin, Rosa Hayes, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

A funeral service was held on Friday, December 30, at 2:00 PM in the Cedar Creek Baptist Church, Kenbridge. The Reverend G.W. Pugh, Eulogist.

S.P. Jones and Son Funeral Home, Kenbridge, served the family.