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Roy E. Jones, Jr.

Died: June 10, 2020

Roy E. Jones, Jr., born and raised in Miami, FL, and lived in New Orleans from 1967-2005 until Hurricane Katrina relocated him to Denham Springs, LA, passed away on June 10, 2020 at the age of 76. Roy was a U.S. Air Force Sergeant prior to his 36 year career at AT&T. He served as President of the CWA Local #3450 fo…read more

Roy E. Jones, Jr., born and raised in Miami, FL, and lived in New Orleans from 1967-2005 until Hurricane Katrina relocated him to Denham Springs, LA, passed away on June 10, 2020 at the age of 76. Roy was a U.S. Air Force Sergeant prior to his 36 year career at AT&T. He served as President of the CWA Local #3450 for many years and sat on several national committees. He was a charter member of the National Holocaust Museum. Anyone who knew him, heard stories of his high school football glory as #79 for the Miami Edison Senior High Red Raiders where he made friends he treasured for life. He was a gifted storyteller who always had a joke or comeback ready. Roy never met a dog he didn’t love, especially Rocky who has been at his side for the last six years. He loved his weekly lunches with his buddies, getting together with friends for Saints games, and spending time with all those he considered family. Most of all, Roy loved his wife, daughter and her family, and he was adored by them in return. He would do anything, no matter how ridiculous, for his cherished grandchildren. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, big heart and incredible generosity. He wanted his epitaph to read, “Roy Jones died today, but he didn’t want to.” He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sharon Surgi Jones; daughter and son-in-law, Michelle Jones Schroeder and Tim Schroeder; grandchildren, Reid and Rachel Schroeder; sister, Marie Jones; and nieces and nephews, Sheri Patino, Deb Surgi, Scott Wells and Stacy Wells (Heather). He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy E. Jones, Sr. and Ann B. Jones; sister, Pat Wells; and nephew, Marc Surgi. Friends and family are invited to attend a funeral Mass on June 25, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Baton Rouge. Due to current limitations, a celebration to remember Roy’s life will take place in the coming months when his cremains will be inurned at Our Lady of Mercy’s Garden of Peace Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Roy’s memory to Our Lady of Mercy Church, 445 Marquette Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70806.

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Date: Thursday, June 25, 2020

Time: 10:00 am -

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church

Address:

445 Marquette Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

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