Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory

4650 South Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA


John Patrick Jones

October 20, 1967February 3, 2015

Jones, John Patrick, 47, of North Chesterfield, passed away on Tuesday, February 3, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ena Jones; and brother-in-law, Kenneth Williamson. John was a graduate of Bay High School in Panama City, FL and held a degree from J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. John worked at Capital One and was Vice Chairman of RavenCon. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Cheryl Lynn Jones (nee Williamson) of N. Chesterfield; father, John Robert Jones (Patti Wilkie); brother, Robert Jones (Donna), both of Indian Land, SC; brothers-in-law, David and Eric Williamson; in-laws, Judy and Charlie Schwerdtfeger and Sam and Judy Williamson, all of Henrico. The family will receive friends on Sunday, February 8 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, VA 23231; where a funeral service will be conducted on Monday, February 9 at 2 pm. Reverend Lou Florio, of Messiah Lutheran Church, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Richmond Animal League, 11401 International Dr., N. Chesterfield, VA 23236. Online condolences may be made at nelsenrichmond.com.


  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 8, 2015

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, February 9, 2015


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Mike Varney

April 8, 2015

John will be missed. The world is less one gentleman now.

February 11, 2015

Cheryl my prayers are with you and your family in your time of need. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help ease the pain.

Sincerey yours, Franz Burchett

Shannon Ruttencutter

February 10, 2015

John was such a kind man. He always kept a smile on his face and it brought a smile to yours. I met him years ago at Capital One. He will be missed. I am very sorry for your loss. May God bless your family.

Rene Enders

February 10, 2015

I've been avoiding this. I keep telling Cheryl that I'm going to find time to sit down and write something, but the truth is that I'm not sure what to say. I never thought that John would pass away this early. So I'm at a loss. Which would amaze him. He figured I was never at a loss for words. So I'll try, for John.

He was special. Every one who knew him for more than 5 minutes knew that. He was an awesome friend, would be there for you even if it was hard. So many memoirs have been fighting for space in my brain. Meeting him and Eric at the Chesapeake inaugural meeting at the Jamestown. Moving to Richmond and having him as one of my first friends here. Hanging out together so he could talk about Cheryl. Being matron of honor for their wedding. Helping them move into their house and the truck fiasco. Years of dinners and celebrations and cons and hanging out together. Watching movies and sharing hotel rooms to save money. Or maybe John and Cheryl were helping new save money. We've done so much together.

I'll miss John, he's been my brother, telling people to treat me right, behind my back, thinking I didn't know. But I know he's watching out still. For Cheryl, for his dad, his brother, his best friend Richard, me, and many other people that he cared for and loved. And I will continue to spend time with Cheryl and keep her in the family. And I'll always remember John's smile and his easily bright red face and his never ending patience. God bless you and keep you safe forever my friend. I will miss you.


February 10, 2015

To Judy,Charlie,and Cheryl: As a member of SALT, I wish to express my sympathy in your recent bereavement. I feel that anything I can say will be futile at this time, but you need to know that I care. I hope that the memories may make a little easier the sorrow you have to bear.
Sincerely yours, Sandra Williams

Denise Golinowski

February 9, 2015

I'm so sorry for your loss, Cheryl. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


February 9, 2015

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Ruben Cantu

February 9, 2015

Dear Cheryl, I'm so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. I will remember him in my prayers. Very sad...

Michael Lewis

February 9, 2015

When I heard John had passed, I thought of many good times during Starfleet and Ravon Con activities with John present. I became very sad when I realized that those good times with John were to be only in memories from now on.
I would like to offer my most sincere condolences to Cheryl Lynn Jones, family and friends of John. I am very sorry for your loss.

Mike Clark

February 9, 2015

Words simply cannot express how much John will be missed, nor do they do justice to the measure of his character. My life has truly been touched that I not only got to meet him, but know him and call him friend.


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