CHARLES JONES OBITUARY
His Journey & Legacy
CHARLES EDWARD JONES, SR.
July 3, 1949 – October 16, 2021
Elder Charles Edward Jones, Sr. was born to the late John Henry Jones and Mary Agnes Blake on July 3, 1949, in Mobile Alabama. He was an only child born of his mother; however, shares his father, John Henry, with three siblings. Charles grew up in the Crichton neighborhood where he attended elementary school. He graduated from Central High School in 1966 and was awarded a baseball scholarship to Grambling State University, Grambling, LA.
He was drafted by the California Angels Baseball Team in 1968 as a left-handed pitcher. He was later drafted into the U. S. Army and was stationed at The Presidio of San Francisco for four years. He met his life mate Janetta H. Carter and was married July 8, 1972. They blended into this union four sons: Juarinton D. Carter, Charles F. Wilson, Charles Edward Jones, Jr. and Michael A. Jones. They built their Christian lives together in San Francisco, CA, and it was based on the word of God as they were very happily married for forty-nine years. Charles was a loving devoted son, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He served in many capacities in the community as an Adult Probation Officer and Recreation and Park Director in the City and County of San Francisco, CA.
Charles was baptized at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church at an early age under the leadership of Reverend George Harris where he also served in many capacities. He was active in Sunday School and Baptist Training Union. He united with The Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in San Francisco, CA under the leadership of the late Reverend Henry Malone, Pastor where he was ordained as a Deacon and he served on the Board of Trustees. The Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church became Berean Christian Fellowship where he continued to serve as a Deacon & Trustee under the leadership of Bishop James D. Adams. Deacon Charles united with San Francisco Christian Center under leadership of Bishop Donald Green, and participated with the Men’s Ministry and Sunday Bible Study. Lastly, Elder Jones joined The Well Ministries International Inc. and served faithfully under the leadership of Pastor, Teacher Freddie M. Carter, Sr. as Bible teacher, Elder, Assistant Pastor, and counselor until his health declined. He is admired by many who knew him and affectionately referred to him as “Poppie & Uncle Poppie”. He coined the phrase “Practice the Principles to Participate in the Promises of God” which was adopted by the church and attached to its’ Motto.
Charles was employed for more than 30 years and retired in 2008 from The San Francisco Adult Probation Dept. and The San Francisco Park and Recreation Department.
Charles graduated from San Francisco State University with a double master’s in Criminal Justice and in Counseling and Rehabilitations. He met many friends and acquaintances during his career. He was credited with helping many in the community with legal issues, and even when after he retired, he was called upon for counsel.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Henry Jones; a brother, John Jones, Jr.; paternal grandparents, Sam & Rachel Jones; maternal grandparents: Frank & Susie Blake, Aunt Lilly Fantroy, Aunt Marguerite Scott, Uncle Spurgeon Scott, Aunt Josephine Nichols, Uncle Cleon Nichols, Aunt Viola Blake Johnson and Uncle Carey Johnson, Sr.; special cousins: Dorothy Jones, Hank Sanders, and Carey Johnson, Jr.; sister-in-law, Lillian M. Williams; and brother-in-law, Willie F. Carter.
Charles leaves to cherish his memories his beloved mother, Mary Blake Jones; his cherished and devoted wife Janetta H. Carter Jones; four sons: Juarinton D. Carter, Charles Edward Jones, Jr. (Davetta), Michael A. Jones of San Francisco, CA and Charles F. Wilson (Amy) of New Iberia, LA; one sister, Rachel Jones Hudson (Terry); one brother, Robert Jones; nine grandchildren: Tjierah L. Carter of San Francisco, CA, Javay J. Carter of Vallejo, CA, Chanisse & Daphney Wilson of New Iberia, LA, Kala J. Jones of Grand Prairie, TX, Destiny & Charles Jones, III of Hayward, CA, Lisa M. Kendrick and Michael Charles Anthony Jones of Las Vegas, NV; a great-grandson, Rhyis A. Walker; and a great-granddaughter, Manavii Crabtree; cherished in-laws: Annie J. White, Carrie L. Perdue, Marjorie H. Carter-Burton, Bobby J. Carter (Betty), Inez Freeman Carter, Mary Alice Carter, Conrad C. Carter (Sharon), Robert E. Carter (Josie) and Freddie M. Carter, Sr. (Tina); cherished cousins: Mildred Foster, Margaret J. Sellers, James Nichols and Gwendolyn Hollister; cherished relatives: Aunt Annie Nell Smith, Buffalo, NY; Uncle Henry Clay (Willie Nell) Brown, B’Ham, Al; and finally he leaves a “trail” of nieces, nephews, cousins and lifelong friends from Alabama to California.
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Published by Colma Cremation & Funeral Services – Belmont on Dec. 9, 2021.
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