Jimmy Jones Obituary, Death -Jimmy D. Jones, who was 83 years old, went to be with his Lord on August 9, 2019, after passing away at Forrest General Hospital. He is now at peace. He came from the town of Petal. On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at three o’clock in the afternoon, funeral services will be held at the Petal Harvey Baptist Church, and they will be immediately followed by burial in the Hillcrest Cemetery.

Mr. Jones dedicated his entire life to the ministry of the Petal Harvey Baptist Church, where he was active not only as a deacon but also as a trustee and a greeter. In the United States Army, he had a distinguished career and had served his country with honor. In 2012, he was recognized by Petal School District as being deserving of the title of Alumni of the Year for the school district.

Because of his enthusiasm for Petal Athletics, he was a member of both the Petal Touchdown and Dugout Clubs. In addition to that, he volunteered his time to serve as a coach for the Dixie Youth program that was organized and run by the Petal Optimist Club for a good number of years. His devotion extended to his wife and children, as well as to the church he attended and the neighborhood in which he lived.

His brother, Dennis Jones, and his parents, Bardie and Myrtle Jones, all passed away before he did. His passing came as a surprise to everyone. He was the only member of his family to have lived to adulthood. He is survived by the woman he has been married to for the past 62 years, Elaine C. Jones of Petal; his son, Ronnie D. Jones (Jenny), of Las Vegas, Nevada; his daughter, Karla Hogan (Michael), of Petal; his five grandchildren, Mallory Estes (Doug) of Petal, Kennedy Hogan (fiancée Savannah Barnett) of Petal, Maggie Hogan of Petal, and Jeffree Jones

On Monday, August 12, 2019, visitation will take place at Petal Harvey Baptist Church beginning at 5 PM and continuing until 8 PM. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Forward Program at Petal Harvey Baptist Church, which can be found at 600 S. Main St. in the town of Petal, Mississippi 39465.