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1933 Jessie 2020

Jessie "Pappa Pete" Jones

April 12, 1933 — May 16, 2020

Jessie Jones was born to the late Henry Jones and Parthena Jones on April 12, 1933. He was united in holy matrimony to Aljean Elliott on March 5, 1950 to this union 10 children were born.

He was saved and Holy Ghost filled at Brown’s Temple COGIC under the leadership of Superintendent Harry Brown in the year of 1979. He was later called into the ministry and he preached God’s word without compromise. He was the Prayer Band teacher for many years until he was called into a higher calling.

He pastored Powerhouse COGIC in Bradley, Arkansas for many years. He then pastored Unity COGIC until his health began to fail. He departed this life on Saturday, May 16, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 68 years, three sisters, five brothers and one grandson.

He leaves to cherish his memories: three daughters, Azzie Beard (Douglas), Sharon Reece (Ronnie), Gail Porchia (Frederick) of Camden, AR; seven sons, Jessie Lee Jones (Willie Mae), Eddie Ray Jones, Rail V Jones, Danny Joe Jones, Fred Liquinn Jones, Lamar Allen Jones (Linda) and Marshall Timothy Jones of Camden, AR; one sister, Julia Kay Porchia; 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, a very special cousin Gloria Dean Robinson and a hosts of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Submitted by the Jones Family

Walk through visitation will be shared from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 22, 2020 at Williams Funeral Home Van Buren in Camden. Due to the COVID-19 virus and the nature of the death, we must insist that no lingering will be allowed after you have paid your respect to the family, we ask that you leave so others may have the chance to enter the funeral home. A celebration of his life will be shared at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Brown’s Temple COGIC under the direction of Williams Funeral Home Van Buren.

Pallbearers will be Jonathan Foreman, Calvin Jones, Michael Jones, Kevin Tate Jr., Kevin Tate Sr., and Elijah Tate.

Friends, thank you for grieving with us during this time. As you do, take a moment also to both celebrate a life well lived and a death worth dying. We will miss him, but we are so glad that he woke up in Glory. Thank you for being a part of this journey with us.  The Family of Elder Jessie Jones

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Public Visitation

Friday, May 22, 2020

1:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Williams Funeral Home Van Buren

119 Van Buren St NW, Camden, AR 71701

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

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