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Mr. Gerald Jones, 81

Mr. Gerald Jones, age 81, of Lenox, Georgia, passed away on December 23, 2023 at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta.  He was born in Lenox on May 23, 1942 and was the son of the late Roy Edward Jones and Lurene Sowell Jones.  Mr. Jones lived most of his life in Cook County and was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church.  He was a retired truck driver and also retired from the United States Army with the rank of Sergeant First Class and served honorably during the Vietnam and Korean Conflicts.

Mr. Jones is survived by his wife, Louise Johnson Jones of Lenox; four children: Jeffrey Jones and wife Allison of Valdosta, Jennifer Jones Lide and husband Hampton of Palm Bay, Florida, Stacy Griffin and wife Kelly of Adel, and Sandy Barrett of Hahira, Georgia; nine grandchildren: Connor Roy Jones and Emmett Drew Jones both of Valdosta, Lauren Lide and Jessica Lide both of Palm Bay, Dillon Griffin and wife Amber of Adel, Taylor Griffin of Adel, Griffin Barrett and Chance Barrett both of Hahira, and Shane Parramore and wife Jade of Valdosta; two great-grandchildren: Aubryn Parramore and Tristan Parramore; a sister, Gail Stone of Tifton, Georgia; a sister-in-law, Margaret Jones of Lenox; and a host of nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Marcus Earl Barrett.

The funeral service for Mr. Jones was held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, December 28, 2023 in the Chapel of Boone Funeral Home with Rev. Buck Crumley officiating.  Interment with full military honors followed at Lakeview Baptist Church Cemetery in Lenox.  Visitation took place at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service.  Pallbearers included Dillon Griffin, Chris Stone, Brian Stone, Keith Stone, Eric Franks, Jeff Ogletree and Jay Taylor.  Jeffrey Jones played guitar and sang “How Great Thou Art” with Deborah Redlinger and Steve Jones.  Jeffrey Jones also played “Amazing Grace” on saxophone.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.boonefunerals.com.  Boone Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with all services.

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