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Obituary of Donald Joseph Jones
Sunrise: On February 29, 1944, Donald Joseph Jones was born to Randolph and Josephine Jones in Newark NJ.
Morning: Due to the illness and then death of Josephine Jones, Donald( Don ) was lovingly raised in Farmville Virginia by his Aunt Ruth, whom he called Momma. Don spent his youth in Farmville and moved back to Newark NJ as a young man.
Noon: In March of 1966, Don married Patricia Yvonne Woodson and moved to East Orange NJ. From this union, he was blessed with two children, a son Donald Joseph Jr. and a daughter Michelle.
As a young man, Don worked security at Port Newark and at Hertz-Mountain in South Orange NJ. In 1973, Don became the head custodian at Suburban Hills(New Dimensions) Private School and worked there for almost 20yrs. In the following years, Don once again worked security until his retirement in 2008.
Evening: In 2008, Don was diagnosed with prostate cancer. After four months of radiation, Don went into remission and remained cancer free for the remainder of his life. Don was a gregarious, fun loving man with a great sense of humor. During his retirement, Don devoted himself to helping care for his grandson Avion and was an avid gardener.
Sunset: Donald Joseph Jones Sr. passed peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, March 14th.
Donald was preceded in death by his sister Alice Perkins Jones and his brothers Virgil Jones, Milton Jones and Calvin Jones. Don is survived by his sisters Bernice Jones Pankey, Louise Jones, Amanda Lucille Jones Garlington, Patricia Jones Salter and his brothers Willam(Billy)Jones,Thomas(Tommy)Jones, James Jones, William Jones, his former wife Patricia Woodson Jones, his children Donald Jr. and Michelle his grandson Avion. As well as a host of Nephews, Nieces, Cousins and well loved friends.