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Sam P. Jones

April 21, 1935 July 17, 2019
Sam P. Jones
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Sam Percy Jones of Pascagoula passed away on July 17, 2019, after a lengthy illness and courageous battle against cancer. He was born April 21, 1935, on Easter Sunday, in Newton, MS to the late Sam Porter Jones and Ina (Ishee) Jones. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Roy Edward Jones; sister, Ina Louise (Jones) Wilson; and son-in-law, Joe Self.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Gladys (Arnold) Jones, children: Rhonda Sue (Don) McKinley, Kerrie (Tim) Barron, and Steven (Danielle) Jones; eight grandsons: Kevin (Nicole) Self, Samuel Barron, Jacob Jones, Mark (Beth) McKinley, Seth (Candace) Barron, Scott (Hailey) Barron, Colby Jones and Tyler McKinley; three great grandchildren: Madison Self, Karlie Self and Cade McKinley; brother Johnny (Ruthie) Jones, along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Sam was born and reared in Newton, MS and graduated Newton High School in 1953 before moving to Pascagoula, where he met and married the love of his life for the past 65 years. He worked for 30 years at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula. In his younger years, he was an avid fisherman and could navigate his way through the bayous of the river and the gulf blindfolded. Sam had a green thumb and his family and friends always enjoyed the fruits of his labor with plenty of fresh butterbeans, peas and tomatoes. He loved watching football and baseball and was a die-hard Saints, Mississippi State and Braves fan for many years. He and Gladys and other family members enjoyed many trips to the Smoky Mountains, as well as family vacations and camping trips across the United States.

Sam was a member of Arlington Baptist Church. He was an ordained deacon and served in many leadership positions in previous congregations, to include Sunday School Superintendent.

Our beloved Husband, Daddy, Pawpaw, Uncle Sam, and friend will always be remembered for his relentless teasing and pranking of us all.

The family would like to thank Hospice of Light for their care and support in his final days of life.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 19, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Heritage Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow in the funeral home chapel beginning at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Michael A. Wilkinson and Reverend Ben Carlisle officiating. Pall bearers will be his grandsons. Interment will be at Serene Memorial Gardens in Moss Point, MS.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, stjude.org/donations.

Heritage Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Sam P. Jones.


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Visitation

Friday

19

Jul

10:00 AM 7/19/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7/19/2019 11:00:00 AM
Heritage Funeral Home

9721 Highway 63 Moss Point MS, 39562
Moss Point, MS 39562

Heritage Funeral Home
9721 Highway 63 Moss Point MS, 39562 Moss Point 39562 MS
United States

Service

Friday

19

Jul

11:00 AM 7/19/2019 11:00:00 AM
Heritage Funeral Home

9721 MS-63
Moss Point, MS 39562

Heritage Funeral Home
9721 MS-63 Moss Point 39562 MS
United States

Cemetery Details

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Serene Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

12800 HWY 613
Moss Point, MS 39562

12800 HWY 613 Moss Point 39562 MS
United States
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