James David Jones, known as J. D. to family and friends, was born on April 26, 1924, to the late Harry Jones and Lucielle Green Jones. He entered eternal rest on February 20, 2021 at 11:00 p.m. at this residence. He was married to the late Agnes Pinckney Jones on March 29, 1949. To this union, four children were born.
J. D. was educated in the public schools of Charleston and Colleton Counties. After being raised by his Grand-Uncle David Green, he was drafted into the United States Army where he served in Germany and the Philippines during World War II. After serving in the United States Army, he was taught cement masonry, which he worked and mastered for about 60 years. From 1950 through the 1980’s, he was famous for taking local cement masons from South Carolina to work on cement crews in various Northern cities to work for better wages, with Washington, D.C. being his favorite. J.D. was a member of the Local Cement Mason Union of Washington, D.C. He became a member of Macedonia United Methodist Church at an early age, where he served faithfully as a Lay Servant and Class Leader for many years. J.D. was also a member of the McDaniel Lodge in Givhans, South Carolina.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Charles and Phillip, his wife Agnes, and son, Alvin Don Jones.
He leaves to cherish his memories, two sons, Sharper Lee Jones of Cocoa, Florida, Jesse Jones of Cottageville, South Carolina; two daughters, Brenda Lawson of Sumter, South Carolina, and Angela (Alonzo) Garrett of Cottageville, South Carolina; nine grandchildren, Sarah Rice, Klinia, Tamika, Soyini, AJ, Latoya, Juwon, Brian, and Dexter; four great-grandchildren, Matthew, RaQuan, Aaron and Jaxon; one daughter-in-law, Wendy Jones of Columbia, South Carolina; one sister-in-law, Apostle Joyce Gordon; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
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