Alfonso G. Jones was 84, when he departed this life on June 7, 2020 in the home of his daughter in Raleigh, NC.
Memorial service will be held in Chesapeake, VA at a later date due to Corvid -19 Pandemic.
Alfonso G. Jones was the third child of seven children born to the late Alphonso & Mary Gibbs Jones on March 1, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York. He gained his childhood education at Saint Peter Claver Catholic School Brooklyn, NY, and his High School education at Bishop Loughlin HS Brooklyn, NY. He also attended New York City Community College and obtained a Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts and John Jay College of Criminal Justice and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.
Alfonso G. Jones shortly after high school went on to further his education and joined the United States Air Force and served 4 years and completed his tour of duty, as a Basic Airman, upon returning home he joined The New York City Fire Department as a fire fighter and retired as a Supervising Fire Marshall after 28 years of service and he also joined the Coast Guard for a short period of time. He then returned to the Air Force and served 30 years in the reserve and retired as an E-7 / Master Sargent.
Alfonso G, Jones, resided in Brooklyn, New York until he retired and moved to Zuni, VA where he and his wife Lucinda Burrell- Jones resided until they moved to Chesapeake VA. Alfonso & Lucinda have a large blended family to include 1 Daughter, 3 Sons, 9 Grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.
Alfonso G. Jones loved to go fishing, shopping, woodworking, gardening, boating, avid reader, volunteering his time in various organizations such as: Vulcan Hall (Black Fire Fighter’s Association) Brooklyn, NY, Uniformed Fire Officers (Union), DAV Chesapeake VA and playing cards & Chess with family & friends. He had a way of being stern and direct but made you laugh and smile and you always knew that he cared . He was also very outspoken and could sometimes be misunderstood; however he had a great big heart for family & friends. Everyone loved him: Babe, Pops, Uncle Al, Granda , Grand pappy, AL, Fonzie all of these hats he wore proudly.
Alfonso G. Jones is preceded in death by his father, Alphonso G. Jones Sr., mother, Mary Gibbs- Jones, Elizabeth Jones (sister), Richard Jones,(Brother) Barbara Jones (Sister), Deborah Baptiste (Sister).
Alfonso G. Jones is survived by his wife, Lucinda Burrell-Jones, Daughter; Angela D. Jones-Ashe (Tyrone ) of Raleigh NC, Son; Gamal K. Jones of VA Grandson; Brandon J. Ashe, of Raleigh NC, Brother; Charles A. Jones, Ypsilanti MI, Brother; Norman Jones, (Renee) Atlanta Georgia.
Alfonso G. Jones and Lucinda shared a loving blended family Son; Gordon Burrell (Elaine) , Son; Darryl Brown (Tiffany) and several grandchildren Arthdle Brown (Angela) ,Deriek Brown, Garnett Brown, Tiffany Jefferson (Chris) Khisten Ricks, Laquita Brown, Shina Madison, (Westley) and a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends.
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