The sunrise for Mr. Eddie Dean Jones, the baby boy, emerged from the union of Mr. Willie and Mrs. Sallie Mae Jones. He was born March 24, 1957, and raised in Norwood, Georgia. He graduated from Warren County High School in 1976. He accepted Jesus into his life at an early age and was a member of St. John A.M.E. Church of Norwood, Georgia. He was a member of the Warren County High School basketball team where he was known as “Ice Man” because of his ability to glide quickly up and down the court, stealing the ball from his opponents. He left for Atlanta in the late 80s and worked for numerous companies, but his most memorable position was as the grill man at Super Boy Restaurant, where he served for years. He returned to Norwood in the early 2000s.
Affectionally called “Dean”, he was known as the community’s handyman, as he was often called upon to make repairs in many homes and businesses. His contributions to the community are already missed by many. Dean was also known as the fun uncle, as all his nieces and nephews adored him. Dean loved watching television, playing spades, and hanging out with family and friends. He was definitely the life of the party. No matter how mad Dean made you, he was always able to wiggle his way back into your heart.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. Willie and Mrs. Sallie Mae Jones; sister, Mrs. Rosa Bell Griffin; brothers, Bishop Roosevelt Jones, Sr., Mr. Willie Edward “Chunky” Jones, and Mr. Tommy Jones.
His memories will be cherished by his beloved daughter, Shameka (Johnathan) McGahee of Thomson, Georgia; three sisters, Minister Willie Mae (Roy) Brown of Augusta, Georgia, Ms. Rosa Davis, and Mrs. Brenda (Milton) Kendrick, both of Thomson, Georgia; a brother, Mr. Jimmy (Marquis) Jones of Grovetown, Georgia; sisters-in-law, Pastor Mary Jones of Warrenton, Georgia, and Mrs. Sarah Jones of Tuskegee, Alabama; brother-in-law, Mr. Nathaniel Griffin of Norwood, Georgia; two aunts, Mrs. Tommie Mae Carters of Savannah, Georgia and Mrs. Betty Jones of Monroe, Georgia; two loving grandsons, Jamez and Jadez McGahee; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
Services entrusted to Dawson’s Mortuary ~98 Hopgood St. Warrenton, GA.
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