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James Lester Jones, Sr.

James Lester Jones, Sr.
  • January 8, 1947 - March 16, 2017
  • Ponchatoula, Louisiana

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“God bless you and yours Uncle James.This world lost another great man! You will be dearly missed! ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: erdwin clausen jr - kentwood, LA

“I love you with all my heart Daddy, I always will. You were such a joy to know and to love. Your laughter will be a memory I will always hold dear. I...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Jessica Jones Kirkpatrick - LA

“So sorry for your loss and thank you for your service. Our prayers are with you. ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Gordon Anderson - Hammond

“I couldn't have handpicked a better father. He was always such a strong protector and yet such a gentle father. He loved his family more than...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Sharon Bonura Welch - LA

“Dad, you were my best friend and my hero. I enjoyed every minute of my life that I spent with you. You are so deeply missed and loved beyond anything...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: James Jones - Ponchatoula, LA


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James Lester Jones, Sr. passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017 surrounded by his family, at North Oaks Medical Center, at the age of 70. He was born on Wednesday, January 8, 1947 in Independence, Louisiana to the late Lillian McClaud Jones and Leonard Leon Jones. He was a resident of Ponchatoula, Louisiana.

James is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Nellie Marie "Tillie" LoCicero Jones; children, Sharon Bonura Welch, James L. Jones, Jr., Jessica Kirkpatrick, and Sadie Bigner; brother, Ernie Jones; grandchildren, Lindsey Bonura, Emily Bonura, Morgan Kirkpatrick, and Dustin August; and numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard L. and Lillian McClaud Jones; children, Donna Wilkinson and Daniel Joseph Jones; brother, Leonard Jones; and sisters, Janie Perez and Sue Borders.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service in the chapel of Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 2000 North Morrison Blvd., Hammond, LA 70401 on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 11:00 am. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am until the funeral service begins at 11:00 am.

Interment will follow in Greenlawn Mausoleum.

To view and sign the family guest book, please visit www.harrymckneely.com.