SGT James A. “Jimmy” Jones, 76, of Cambridge, Maryland passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday morning, April 27, 2019 with his loving family by his side.
He was born in Cambridge, Maryland on October 11, 1942 and was a son of the late Orland Thomas Jones, Sr. and Ruth Price Jones.
Jimmy attended the local schools in Cambridge.
He enlisted in the Maryland Army National Guard and retired in 1990 after 25 years as a SGT E5. Jimmy was very patriotic and a dedicated soldier that served his country with honor and distinction.
Jimmy married the former Mary Diane Abbott on November 14, 1987 and made their home in Cambridge.
He worked for several different sewing factories and retired from Yale Sport Wear after 35 years.
The family would like to thank Coastal Hospice for the excellent care that was given to Jimmy during his illness. Also, a big thank you to Dr. Gao from the Cancer Center in Easton, Maryland.
Surviving him is his wife Diane of 31 years; children Valerie Patrick (Lee) of Preston, MD, Christopher Jones and his fiancé Nicole of Cambridge, MD; sisters Betty Bell (Norman) of Cambridge, MD and Sarah Sheets, Cambridge, MD; brother Howard Jones, Cambridge, MD; several nieces and nephews and his best friend “Choas” his dog.
Preceding him in death besides his parents, are two sisters Margaret Robbins and Ella Jones; a brother Orland Thomas Jones, Jr.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 beginning 2:00 p.m. at Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge. Officiating will be Pastor George Wheatley.
A viewing will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Interment will follow the service at Dorchester Memorial Park, Cambridge with military honors.
Serving as pallbearers will be Wylie Abbott, Frankie Warner, Sr., Frankie Warner, Jr., Craig Elzey, Jr., Norman Bell, Nickolas Foxwell, Kyle Jones, Christopher Gleockler and Howard Jones.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, 308 High St., Cambridge, MD 21613 to help defray funeral cost.
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