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Marvin Jones

April 24, 1957 — February 2, 2020

Marvin Jones was born to the union of Willie Lee and Neacie Elliot Jones on April 24, 1957 in Camden, Arkansas. He passed from this life on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at the Medical Center of Southwest Arkansas in El Dorado.

He accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Mt. Gillard Missionary Baptist Church. Marvin was a 1975 graduate of Camden Fairview High School. He enlisted in the United States Airforce on September 14, 1979 at Panama City, Florida and bravely served his country. He was stationed at McGuire AFB in New Jersey and worked as an Aircrew Egress Systems Repair Technician for 10 years, and studied 53 hours of the USAF Supervisor Course. He received numerous awards, medals, and citations including the Airforce Good Conduct Medal, AF Longevity Service Medal, AF Training Ribbon, AF Outstanding Unit Award and the Overseas Long Tour Service Ribbon.

He possessed a strong work ethic and was self-employed auto mechanic. By all accounts he was a “jack of all trades”. He used his skilled hands to repair, fix and replace parts on several cars. He could be found any day spending countless hours under someone’s hood. Marvin proudly proclaimed that he was too good to be a labeled as a “shade tree” mechanic. His reputation for proficient and timely work was widely known throughout Camden and the surrounding area.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie L. And Neacie Elliott Jones and a sister, Velma L. Jones.

Marvin leaves his children, Makeisha (Jerry) Jones Moffett of Joliet, IL and Miesha L. McKenith of Joliet, IL; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; six sisters, Selma Jones of Rockford, IL, Rolena (Charles) Dan of Owasso, OK, Lillian (Johnny) Thompson of El Dorado, AR, Verna M. (Samuel) Jones Kemp of Baton Rouge, LA, Jacqueline (HaJa) Newburn of Arkadelphia, AR, and Charlotte A. Saulsberry of Jacksonville, AR; four brothers, Willie L. (Holly) Jones, Jr., of Rockford, IL, Marcia (Dorothy) Farrow of Fishers, IN, Michael (Mary) Jones of Camden, AR and Calvin E. (Chris) Jones of El Dorado, Ar; an aunt, Evelyn Bradley of Buffalo, NY and two uncles, Elder Jessie Jones of Camden, AR and Roy V. Elliot, Sr., of Little Rock, Ar. He also leaves several nieces, nephews, cousins, special friends and friends: Julio Rodriquez and Rev. Frank & Juanita Martin; an Air Force legacy that withstood the test of time and an energy that we will never forget.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home Van Buren, 119 Van Buren Street, Camden with the public visitation from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. For more information call 870-836-1121. Sign the guestbook online at

A celebration of his life will be at 11:00 am on Friday, February 14, 2020 at Mt. Gilliard Baptist Church, Rev. Anthony Thompson, pastor and Rev. Roy Elliot, Jr., eulogist. Interment will be at Patton Cemetery with military honors.

Pallbearers will be Ornando Wesley, Dennis Grant, Michael Jones, Jr., Floyd Willis, B J Burnell and Jesse Winfrey. Honorary pallbearers will be Willie Jones, Jr., Marcia Farrow, Michael Jones, Calvin Jones, Julio Rodriguez, Terry Rogers, and Clark Rogers.

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Service Schedule

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Family Gathering

Thursday, February 13, 2020

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Williams Funeral Home Van Buren

119 Van Buren St NW, Camden, AR 71701

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Celebration of Life

Friday, February 14, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Mt. Gillard Missionary Baptist Church

112 Ouachita 395 Rd., Camden, AR 71701

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