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James Talmadge Jones Jr.

James Talmadge Jones Jr., 93, of Ellisville, Mississippi, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 20, 2021. He was born Saturday, March 24, 1928, in Belzoni, Mississippi. He was lovingly known as J.T., Junior, or Papa Jones to his family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021, from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM at Salem Heights Baptist Church in Laurel, Mississippi. Funeral Services will be held Sunday, April 25, 2021, at 2:00 PM at Salem Heights Baptist Church with burial to follow in Salem Heights Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Brent Benson will officiate. Ellisville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (601) 477-3797

Mr. Jones served as a medic in the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean War. He worked as an auto parts salesman for many years at Graham Supply Company in Laurel and served as a bailiff under Judge Billy Joe Landrum for several years after retirement.

He had a great love for his family. He also had a special place in his heart for animals. During his early years, he had walking horses and quarter horses which he enjoyed showing in many competitions. Wood working was another hobby he enjoyed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James T. Sr. and Pauline Jones; brother, C.B. Jones; sister, Ruby J. McKinzie; grandson, Brett A. Jones.
Survivors include his wife of 71 years, June Dale Jones; sons, David Jones (Virginia), James Dale 'Bubba' Jones; grandchildren, Natalie Jones Thurman, Lance Fagan Jones (Adrianne); great-grandchildren, Bryce Turner, Blayne Turner, Olivia Jones, Aubrey Jones, Carson Jones, Rase Jones, Lillian Jones; brother, Leroy Jones and many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Bryce Turner, Blayne Turner, Rase Jones, Carson Jones and Deacons of Salem Heights Church.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Salem Heights Baptist Church or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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James Talmadge Jones Jr.
March 24, 1928 - April 20, 2021




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