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.

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Saturday, June 12, 2021

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Saturday, June 12, 2021

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Saturday, June 12, 2021

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