Jackie L. Jones

January 26, 1943 - November 1, 2013
Jackie L. Jones

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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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  • November 20, 2013
    Matthew Thomas says:
    Jackie was my masonic training partner. I spent some good evenings with him. He was a good man and friend. I'll miss him.

  • November 05, 2013
    Ana says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3,4 states “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away”. Very soon now, we will never experience losing our loved ones in death. Hope these words give you a new hope.

  • November 06, 2013
    Susan Core Gordon says:
    Cindy and Family, We are thinking of you all during this most difficult time. We will miss him but have memories that will carry us through... Wish we could be there with the family so sorry we all are so far apart. Hugs and prayers for you all...

  • November 06, 2013
    Susan Core Gordon says:
    Aunt Peggy, Aunt Bunchie, Aunt Dot and Uncle Charles, Les and I are so very sorry for the loss of your brother. He has left many memories with us here in Kansas as I know he has you all... I know you each on will miss him. I am certain that his reunion with family was grand and he will suffer no more... We love you each one and know that our prayers are with you all. Love you forever and always Uncle Jackie,we will miss you until we all meet again.