Mr. Johnny Wayne Jones was born on May 5, 1955 in Fulton County, Hickman, Kentucky to Willie Freeman Jones SR, and Anna Belle Underwood-Jones, He was preceded in death by both parents, four siblings- Priscilla Jones aka (Sista), Raymond Underwood Jones, James Earl Jones aka (Nookie), and Eddie Roy Jones; His special niece Michelle Denise Jones, beloved 1st cousins Eddie Ray SR and Ora Lee Jenkins who helped to raise him. He leaves to treasure his memory, his loving wife Lorraine Jackson-Jones of South Bend, IN, his oldest child, daughter Tasha (Abdalla) Elhag of Indianapolis, IN; daughter Tatianna Jones of Milwaukee, WI; son Farri Jones of South Bend, IN; son Ashanti Jones of South Bend, IN; son Khaalid Jones, daughters Anna (Tyanna) Jones and Olivia (Taybianna) Jones of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Two grandchildren Anttwon Crawford of St. Louis, Missouri; and Tashayla Crawford of Indianapolis, IN; Two great grandchildren- Keyshawn Lemont Crawford of St. Louis, MO; And Derrick Pierce JR of Indianapolis, IN; Three brothers- Bobby (Diana) Jones of Omaha, NE; Willie JR (Tina) Jones of Milwaukee, WI; and Raphael (Valeria) Ashanti of Pensacola, FL. Special friends- Steve Crittendon of South Bend, IN; Beverly Peterson of Milwaukee, WI; Steve Howard of Michigan City, IN, Micky Young of Chicago, Illinois, and Michael Duncan of Flint, Michigan; A host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other friends and associates.
A Reflection of life: His early childhood and teenage years were spent being raised in Michigan City, IN. He attended the public schools of that area and worked the Youth Summer Job Programs yearly. After high school, Johnny enlisted into the United States Marine Corps using the BUDDY Program alongside his close friends Michael Duncan, Steve Howard, and Mosa Mohamad. There, he was trained as an Infantryman and quickly became a Professional Technician of Small Arms. A few accolades and awards he received while serving his country were the Rifleman’s Expert Badge, and the National Defense Service Medal. After serving his country, Johnny returned to Indiana and worked as a Longshoreman at a loading dock in Portage, Indiana. In 1979, he relocated to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and worked several factory jobs to include the Ambrosia Chocolate factory and the Falk Gear Corporation. In 1987 Johnny relocated to Omaha, Nebraska where he worked as a maintenance supervisor. He returned to Milwaukee in 1991 and worked several jobs from packing at Patrick Cudahy, to Dry Wall Finisher/Painter, to Assistant Security Supervisor/Mail Room Manager at the YWCA. Beginning in 2002, Johnny had enough experience and professional training to launch his own business as an Independent Contractor in Interior and Exterior Construction; where he worked until his health began to fail and he was no longer able to continue. Even while retired and receiving social security disability, Johnny continued to enjoy his hobbies of metal scrapping, fishing, and gun range activities. Johnny was a no-nonsense type of guy that never met a stranger. He was a kind, giving person when he needed to be. But very protective of his family and friends. He loved the Lord and studied the scriptures diligently. He gave his life to Christ and was baptized at an early age at First Baptist Church of Lakeland in Michigan City, IN; and then, once again prior to his passing, because he felt it brought him even closer to God in his moment of transition. The legend of Johnny Jones continues in his children, his grandchildren, in the memories of family, friends, and in generations to come.
Scripture: 1 To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2 A time to be born and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 3 A time to kill and a time to heal; a time to break down and a time to build up; 4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance. ~Ecclesiastes 3: 1-4 (KJV)
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