I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
II Timothy 4:7-8
On Thursday July 7, 1932, Junious Henry Jones, Sr. and Anna Goodwin Cary Jones would give birth to their third child, Junious Henry Jones, Jr., while in Sussex County, Virginia. He grew and developed into a respectful young man, who along with his siblings was educated in the Sussex County School System.
At an early age, Junious became a member of the Jerusalem Baptist Church of Jarratt, Virginia where his love for God was deepened and spiritual gifts were nurtured. As a viable part of the church he used his gifts to glorify God through the music ministry,as he was a member of the choir and faithful member of the church, until his health began to decline. Junious loved God and enjoyed life.
‘Bob’, as he was affectionately called, had an impeccable work ethic; he had numerous jobs before finding his true “work home” at Weldon Mills in Emporia, Virginia. This is where he retired from, after being employed there for over 30 years.
Work was near to his heart but so were his hobbies, as he loved attending various churches in the surrounding community, visiting family and longtime friends, gardening and tinkering with automobiles or anything with a motor. However, his favorite pastime was fishing.
In 1955, Junious united in Holy Matrimony to Rosa Marie Mason. The couple didn’t have biological children of their own, but they adored and spoiled everyone else’s. Together they were the godparents of Rosa’s niece, Pearl Elizabeth Mason Smith, whom they called their own. In September of 1983, Rosa departed this life.
In May of 1984, Junious met and married Reminta Wood Johnson. To this union, Junious became the stepfather of Edward, Shirley and Steffany. He was “Papa” to the grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom he loved dearly. Reminta preceded him in death in 2010.
“Oh, when I come to the end of my journey, weary of life and the battle is won, carrying the staff and the cross of redemption He'll understand, oh yes and say ‘Well done’.” On Sunday May 10, 2020, as the sun began to beam it’s light upon a new day; God in His infinite wisdom, dispatched one of His angels to escort Junious into His marvelous light. He now joins his parents; wife, Rosa Marie Mason, wife, Reminta Wood Johnson; stepson, Edward; two sisters, Pearl Cary Chambliss and Shirley Jones Cain; a brother, Earl Jones, Sr. who preceded him in death.
Junious leaves to cherish his memories: goddaughter, Pearl Mason Smith (Levonia) of Emporia, Virginia; two stepdaughters, Shirley Johnson Williams (Eddie) and Staffany Johnson Robinson both of Emporia, Virginia; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews; a devoted niece, Dorothy Cain Cross; devoted friends, Malachi Seaborne, Fred Wyatt, Thomas Wyatt; a very devoted neighbor, who cooked and cared for him like he was his own father, Paul Moore, Jr., other relatives and friends.
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