Jerry W Jones

February 1, 1948June 15, 2018

Jerry W. Jones February 1, 1948 – June 15, 2018

Jerry W. Jones, 70, of Elm City, NC, husband of Jenny M. Jones, entered eternal peace on Friday, June 15, 2018, at the Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro, NC. A memorial funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2018, at Refuge Trinity Holiness Church, Elm City, NC.

The family will receive friends Monday, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, 2704 Nash St. N, Wilson, NC.

The son of Virginia C. Jackson and the late William “Bill” Jones, Jerry was born in Mullins, SC and lived most of his life in Sumter, SC before moving to Elm City in 2012. He loved his family and his country. Jerry served as a Marine in Vietnam and received a Purple Heart along with other awards. He was a true Marine. “Once a Marine, Always a Marine”.

In addition to his wife and mother, Jerry is survived by his son, Jerry “Jay” Jones (Lori) of Elm City; a “bonus” daughter, V. Michelle Belles (Greg) of West Monroe, LA; a “bonus” son, Michael S. Rivers of Rembert, SC; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Linda Nesbitt of Sumter, SC and Kathy Duke of Manning, SC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Jerry’s memory may be directed to the Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Ct., Goldsboro, NC 27534.

Funeral services are under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC. Online condolences may be sent to


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Bob Mitzenheim

June 18, 2018

I was so sorry to read about Jerry's passing in the Item the other day. I worked with Jerry at Westinghouse and have fond memories of our fishing days in the Westinghouse Bassmasters. My heatfelt condolences to the family

Harry Thompson

June 18, 2018

Much pray to the family.

Marine & Commander Chapter 817 MOPH
Sumter, S. C.

Don Kellum

June 18, 2018

Jenny and Family, Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of Jerry. You will be in our thoughts and prayers during the difficult days ahead. Don Kellum, Chapter 817, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Sumter, SC

David Nesbitt

June 17, 2018

Jenny, I was sorry to read of the loss of Jerry in the morning paper. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You may remember when I came by your house in Sumter and recruited Jerry for membership in our local Purple Heart Chapter and later convinced him to become Commander of our group. He served as Commander in 2012 for a few months before you relocated to NC. He did a great job for us and we have missed him over the past years, but have not forgotten him. Jerry and I go back to our school days in Sumter. We also had a common bond with our service in Vietnam where both of us received the Purple Heart for our wounds. He was indeed a True Marine!! He will be missed.

If I, or the Purple Heart members here in Sumter can ever be of assistance to you, please contact us.

Rhonda Bowman

June 17, 2018

Mom, Roy and myself would like to express our sincere condolence. We will continue to remember the family in our prayers.