A memorial service for Amos Jones will be held Thursday, July 5th at Jones Memorial Presbyterian Church. Rev. Allan Singletary will officiate. There will be a short visitation at 10:00am followed by a service at 11:00am. To honor Amos and his unconventional life, please come in casual, comfortable clothes.
Amos was born May 27, 1954 in Meridian, the second child of Jack and Carolyn Jones. He attended Oakland Heights Elementary School and Jefferson Davis Academy from sixth through twelfth grade. He had a very unique, interesting life that was filled with adventure. He lived in New York City on two separate occasions. He had the opportunity to travel all over the United States and loved his trips to Mexico and most recently to Peru and Cuba. He had many interesting jobs including spinning records at a country dance club in Meridian, an usher at Lowe's State Theater in NYC, a package scanner for UPS in New Jersey, a crew member on a tugboat in the Gulf of Mexico and most recently as an amazing local house painter. His neatness as a painter was his best form of advertisement. His proudest job was as "gatekeeper" of the Threefoot Building and serving with his dear friends on the Threefoot Building Restoration Foundation.
Amos is survived by his loving mother, Carolyn Jones; his brother, Andy Jones and his, wife, Jennifer; his sister, Carrie Latham and her husband, Lynn; his nieces and nephews: Amy and Dennis McDill, William and Jamie Hodges, Rebecca and Johnny Hennegan and Sally and Josh Madison; his great nieces and nephews: Eli, Ava, Georgia, Connor, Emily, Alyssa, Charlotte, Troa and Hayden.
He was preceded in death by his father, Andrew J. Jones III; grandparents: George and Beulah Askew and Jack and Velma Jones.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Blair Batson Childrens Hospital in Jackson or the Cancer Patient Benevolence Fund c/o Anderson Cancer Center in Meridian.
Family and friends may view and sign online register book, leave a personal note or order flowers at www.jamesfwebb.com
Dear Carrie and family. I am so sad to learn that Amos passed away. I regret never meeting him, but feel as though I know him. He was certainly a unique, community minded individual. Meridian along with your family will miss him. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Robin Stephenson.
Robin StephensonMeridian, MS
RIP Amos. Our world is somewhat smaller now. May God Bless your family.
Jerry HobgoodMarion, MS
We wish to express our sincere sympathy to the Jones family at this time.
James Rainey, Lauderdale County Assessor, and StaffMeridian, MS
THERE ARE INNUMERABLE THINGS I WOULD HAVE NEVER HAVE KNOWN OR EXPERIENCED WITHOUT THE GUIDANCE OF AMOS JONES. HE HELPED PEOPLE SEE THE WORLD WAS BIGGER THAN THIS SMALL TOWN. HE WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED BY MANY.
LAYLA ROUTT NEYMANQUITMAN, MS
He was the best kind of friend to have and I will miss him more than I can say.
JanNelle RiversLas Vegas, NV
Prayers for the family. Rest In Peace sweet friend.
Sherry BatemanCollinsville, MS
So saddened to learn of Amos’s passing. Wishing you peace and comfort. Keeping you in my prayers.
Gift Campbell RaineyMeridian, MS
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Teresa A. LaBicheMeridian, MS
So sorry to hear about Amos Carolyn. May God confront you.
Haskell BatemanMeridian, MS
So sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort for all of you.
Marilyn MasseyBiloxi, MS
So sorry to hear this news. We will be praying for your family
Cindy Gibson MorrisMeridian, MS
To the Jones family ... I cherish the wonderful life of Amos and the great childhood memories we shared with his mom, Andy and Carrie. Your “Old 8th Street” friend ... Brady.
Brady RushingMeridian, MS
The Big A,
RIP my friend, Jeanne and I will cherish the times we spent together and the many memories that we created back in the day. Your wealth was the many people that you touched with your Amos ways...The only regret is that we never made a trip to Meridian..Our deepest condolences go out to your friends and family who suffer from your loss. May God Bless them all. Love always Ronnie & Jeanne
Ronnie SeveanWantage, NJ
Sorry for your lost. Hope and pray that y’all find peace
Grover GilbertLauderdale, MS
I am so sorry to hear about Amos. My family was neighbors to the Jones' for many years. My thoughts and prayers are with Carolyn, Andy and Carrie and all the family.
Sherry AdkinsMeridian, MS
Dear Mrs Jones and Family,
I was deeply saddened to hear of Amos' passing. We were friends and road mates in the early 1980's when we both worked with Steve Forbert. He was such a unique and lovely spirit....and always had the ability to make me laugh. He sent me one of his paintings last year and it hangs in a prominent place in my recording studio in NYC.
Sincere condolences, John Leventhal
John LeventhalNew York City, NY
I am so sorry for your loss. He was an interesting and wonderful man. He will be missed by many
Paul and June MendenhallMeridian, MS
Words can't describe how brokenhearted I am. My best friend since childhood. I feel like a part of me passed with you. This world won't be the same without you but we'll run and laugh again when we see each other in heaven. Sleep in Jesus' rest and I'll see you soon my brother.
Greg ShirleyNashville, TN
Our heart felt condolences to family and friends for the loss of a truly special soul, he will be missed.
Steve and Linda ShirleyNew Port Richey, FL