Jerald Jackson Jones

December 23, 1928September 22, 2013
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Jerald J. “Jerry” Jones, 84, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2013. He was a native of Red House, Virginia. A Korean War veteran, Jerry served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper in the 11th Airborne. He worked as a General Foreman at Old Dominion Stevedoring Corporation for 35 years. Jerry was the son of the late Dillard, Sr. and Reba Ward Matherly.

Jerry was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Marlene High Jones; brothers, John, Dillard, Jr., and Vernell; and sisters, Annie and Janice. He is survived by his sons, Jerald Gregory, and Jeffery Wayne and his wife, Carol; grandson, Jerald Jeffery; granddaughter, Megan Irene; brothers, Wayne and Garland; and sisters, Florence West, Arybel Hatley and Odell Ottofaro.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9:00 pm on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, September 26, at the funeral home. Entombment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park.

Friends are encouraged to visit to share memories and words of condolence with the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave. in Hampton, 23666.


  • Visitation Wednesday, September 25, 2013
  • Celebration of Life Service Thursday, September 26, 2013

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Donnie Marcella

October 2, 2013

Greg and Jeff, your father was a great man and his goodness has followed his sons. I miss you both and God bless you and your family.

robin lanning

September 30, 2013

So sorry to hear about your father. I know he was struggling. Sorry I did not know until Friday. Hope to see you soon.

Debra Durham

September 28, 2013

I loved your father so very much..He will be missed greatly.

Allen & Sharon Simpson

September 27, 2013

So heartsick over your loss. We love you all and will miss Jerry very much!

Craig Griffith

September 26, 2013

So sorry to hear about your father. Please know that you all are in our thoughts.

Ruby Mancini

September 25, 2013

Greg and Jeff, I'm so sorry about Jerry. He was such a nice and fun person. I have a lot of good memories of him.

Adam Lankford

September 25, 2013


I just saw this online. Condolences to you and your family. Will talk to you soon.

Douglas Parsons

September 25, 2013

Greg & Jeff I m sorry to for your great loss

Dan Wall

September 25, 2013

Sorry to here about Mr. Jones. He was truely a great man. I have so many fond memories growing up with the Jones family.

Helen Cote

September 24, 2013

sending hugs and prayers