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OBITUARY - Nelson E. Jones, Jr.

Service Info

Service Date & Time
Saturday, Oct 06, 2018 at 2:00 PM
View Park | Fri. Oct 5, 2018 | 2:00P - 6:00P
View Park Chapel
4601 Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90043
Inglewood Park Cemetery
720 E. Florence Ave.
Inglewood, CA 90301

In Loving Memory of Nelson E. Jones, Jr.

December 2, 1939 - September 30, 2018

Nelson Ervin Jones, Jr. of Los Angeles, CA passed away on Sunday, September 30, 2018.  

He was born in New Orleans, LA, on December 2, 1939. His mother was Gussie Stewart. Nelson was educated in the New Orleans School District and completed High School there.

Nelson was employed as a Waiter and MaĆ®tre D' for the Railroad Companies and made a successful career for him and his family. While working at the Hollywood Park Race Track in Inglewood, CA, he met his wife, Jessie, who also worked there. When they saw each other, it was "love at first sight." They were married for 40 years and she preceded him in death in 2014.  

During his later years, Nelson overcame his habits and accepted Christ into his life. He loved people and his love flowed out to others. With his outgoing personality, he was always friendly, and people were drawn to him.  

He enjoyed horse racing, watching TV, and shopping with his wife. He and Jessie were one of the best-dressed couples in Los Angeles. They always looked their best and wore the best clothes and jewelry.  

Nelson is survived his son, Nelson Ervin Jones III, of
Houston, TX, a grandson, Micah Jones, of Houston, TX, and his companion, Rose Ndegwa. He also leaves a host of former sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, close neighbors and friends.  

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The family of Nelson E. Jones, Jr. would like to thank you for the many acts of loving-kindness shown to us during our bereavement. Your thoughtfulness is deeply appreciated and will always be remembered.

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