Andre' Rudolf Jones
July 6, 1959 – April 4, 2019
Andre’ Rudolf Jones, 59, of Coppell, Texas, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2019 in Dallas, Texas due to complications from Multiple Sclerosis.
Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 pm Friday, April 12, 2019 at Rolling Oaks Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 am Saturday, April 13, 2019 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel located at 615 North MacArthur Blvd in Coppell, TX, with President Brian J. Willey, Presiding. Burial will follow at Rolling Oaks Memorial Center. (Address on this website.)
Andre’ was born in Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurtenberg, Germany to Rudolph Lindberg Jones and Else Otelia Kehrer on July 6, 1959. He married Gwen Grayson on August 14, 1993 in Lake Tahoe, Nevada and they became an eternal family on June 6, 2008 when they were sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple. Andre’ went to high school at the American High School in Karlsruhe, Germany, graduating in 1977. In 1981 he graduated from ITT Technical Institute and worked as a computer technician and field engineer for Prime Computer and Intergraph Corporation for nearly 20 years.
Andre’ played soccer at a championship level throughout his teen years in Germany and as an adult in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He also excelled in high school football and basketball and loved playing pick-up basketball games for as long as he was able. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he taught in the Primary organization (children ages 3 – 12) for many years - the children he taught still adore him. He was an avid investor in the stock market and enjoyed playing board games (especially Monopoly) with family and friends. He was a passionate fan of the Dallas Cowboys and an enthusiastic and steadfast fan of Germany’s soccer team in the World Cup.
Andre’ is preceded in death by his mother, Else, his father, Rudolph and his step-father, Joe L. Morris.
Andre’ is survived by his wife, Gwen, his son Ryan Andre’ Jones and his half-brother, Rudolph L. Jones, Jr.
Pallbearers will be Ryan Jones, Bill Cangelosi, Brigham Au, Trevor Scofield, James Ross and Marcus Cunningham.
Memorials may be given to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Gwen and Ryan wish to extend their sincere thanks to Dr. Nina Cahan, Dr. Henry Raroque, the Elders Quorum of the Coppell Third Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the loving staff of Sage Oaks Residential Care Homes, Visiting Nurse Association Hospice Care, Bill and Olivia Cangelosi and the countless others who have cared for and supported their family over the years.
- Visitation Friday, April 12, 2019
- Visitation Saturday, April 13, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, April 13, 2019
- Committal Service Saturday, April 13, 2019
Andre' Rudolf Jones
Connie White Henline
April 12, 2019
Our family will treasure our many memories of experiences shared with Andre. He was a wonderful friend!
He brought smiles and good cheer in
every circumstance; he was generous, kind, and lots of fun! We are truly grateful for our association through the years, and we extend our heartfelt love and condolences to Gwen and Ryan.
Connie & Cal Henline
and the entire White family
April 9, 2019
Gwen and Ryan,
We were so terribly sorry to hear about Andre's passing. He was a great man, and it was a wonderful experience for our family to witness him really come into his own in the gospel. We so wish we could be with you at this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers from Ohio.
April 8, 2019
We recently played a fun game of Monopoly with Andre. It was rousing to fight over whether the various properties could be sold or traded. Mostly, though, it was fun to sit and laugh with him. Andre was always ready with a story and a conversation. He loved to share his experiences growing up in Germany or tell us stories of the people whose faces are hanging on the wall in his house. Sarah and Rachel have a special love for Andre because he was their Sunday School teacher for several years. He loved the kids in those classes and they loved him!
April 8, 2019
I’m thinking of Andre this morning. How we loved it when he came to our home to home teach with Trevor. He was always so happy to see us all and share his message. He was happy to reminisce about being Brianna’s primary teacher and tease Tyler about being a Broncos fan. He and Jeff liked to talk about the economy and investing and about every sport possible. We liked hearing about Germany, fast cars, and about Gwen and her family. He, of course, enjoyed leaving candy for Haley and Tyler. We always considered it an honor to have him as our home teacher and receive his visits. It was not easy for him to walk into the house, and I’m sure it was a chore to even get ready and have Trevor bring him over, but how we loved visiting with him! He brought a special excitement into our house. My kids knew and loved him and knew we would all get a smile, a joke, and a conversation with a dear friend. He loved talking about the Book of Mormon and how he knew that God loved him and how he was trying to do what God wanted him to do. I could always feel how grateful he was for his life, his friends at church, and for Gwen and Ryan. Thank you for the great visits, Andre! We will miss you and love you ❤️. Thank you, Gwen, for your friendship, love, example, and service to Jeff and I and our children in so many ways over the years. We love you so much!