Jackie L. Jones, age 70 of Wilmington entered the gates of Heaven, Friday, November 1, 2013 with his family by his side.
He was born in Wilmington on January 26, 1943. His parents were the late James Daniel Jones and Blanche Ward Jones. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters, 1 brother, and 2 half brothers.
Jackie was a member of Long Leaf Baptist Church. He was retired from New Hanover County Parks and Recreation. Jackie was a member and Past Master of Orient Lodge #395 A.F.&A.M. and he served as a catechism coach for many newly made masons. He was a member and Past Patron of Goldenrod Chapter # 142 O.E.S.
Jackie proudly served his country in the US Coast Guard enlisting in 1961, he was recognized for Meritorious Service and was Honorably Discharged in 1965.
Jackie is survived by his daughter Cindi Holden and husband Craig; 2 adored granddaughters, Rebecca Jones and Shaina Kennedy and her husband Ronnie; 2 beloved great grandchildren, Ayden and Avery Kennedy; 3 sisters, Peggy Kearney, Frances Crews, and Dorothy Martin, 1 brother, Charles Jones, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held 5 pm Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Long Leaf Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Eugene Ridley. A Masonic memorial service will follow at Orient Lodge #395 A.F&A.M. followed by a visitation and reception in the lodge dining hall.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name can be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, or to the Ronald McDonald House.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099