OBITUARY

Jim Eckford Jones

May 8, 1945June 8, 2021
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Jim Eckford Jones passed away in his sleep June 8, 2021 at the age of 76. “Jimmie” was born May 8, 1945 in Starkville, Mississippi to Willie Calvin Jones and Mary Louise Stallings. He was one of six children. While in Mississippi, Jim attended Henderson Elementary and Junior high and then moved to California where he graduated from Centennial High School in 1965. Upon graduation, Jim enlisted in the United States Air Force for four years and then retired from the United States Postal Service after more than 30 years of service. He is preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Dr. Gloria Jennell Lang Jones, son, Jibri Omari Jones, sister Mary Evelyn Watt and brother Robert West. He is survived by his daughter, Dr. Matari Jones Gunter, her husband Will Gunter, Jr., two grandsons, Theodore and Alexander, his mother-in-law Earlean Mitchell, in addition to his brother Claude Jones, wife Deloris, sisters Francis Minerva Layton and Carleen Ingram, cousins Sid and Jimmie Pearson, Kang Fred Hall, in-laws, sisters-in-law Linda Lang Yates and LePaula Lang Jarmon, and dozens of other cousins, nieces, and nephews. Jim was an avid blues and jazz music collector and loved watching movies and basketball.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 12, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, June 12, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, June 12, 2021

Memories

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Bill Burman

June 13, 2021

Jim and his beautiful family were members of the local San Antonio Chefs Psi Phi African American Breakfast Club. Eight to ten families all with children formed in the mid-eighties to meet and have monthly breakfast and comradeship rotating at each other’s homes.All of the children of theses families are now adult productive citizens today making special and positive contributions to their neighborhoods around the country. Many have indicated to me that these breakfast gatherings had a positive and enormous impact on their lives. We are forever thankful that Jim, Gloria Matari and his entire family have had such a positive and special influence and impact on our lives. Undying Love. The Burmans

Johnny Toy

June 10, 2021

I enjoyed working with him. At the U.S. Postal Service, we had fun times during our careers. May God bless the family as you mourn his loss.

Karen Douglas

June 10, 2021

Sincerest condolences to the family.

Prayerfully,

Rev. Robert & Dr. Karen Douglas

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