Hosie Lee Jones, a native of Jackson and resident of St. Stephens, answered the Master's call on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021 while at the Select Specialty Hospital in Pensacola, Fla. Hosie was born to the parentage of the late Henry Jones and Elouise Scruggs Jones on Aug. 19, 1947 in Jackson.
Early in life, Hosie became a member of the Jackson A.O.H Church. He was a graduate of Harper High School Class 1965. Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, which allowed him the opportunity to travel to many different locations, including an assignment at the Pentagon. He received numerous awards, ribbons and citations.
Returning home, one of his first jobs was serving as the third black police officer with the city of Jackson. Later, he was hired by Grove Hill, where he was the first black to work with the Grove Hill City Police Department. He was very excited upon learning he was the first black to serve. He remained in Grove Hill for eight months prior to re-enlisting in the Air Force and serving five more years of service before returning to Jackson and opening a leasing business for himself.
Later, Hosie became an ordained minister and eventually he became the pastor of the Bethel A.O.H. Church of God in Lisman. Some years later he became an overseer in the A.O.H. body. He was a very dedicated and faithful servant pastoring at Bethel A.O.H. Church of God for 18 years, as long as his health allowed. Hosie loved attending church and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
When he was not preaching the Word, Hosie enjoyed fishing in his spare time and spending time with his family.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Veronica Jill Parker Jones; five sisters, Doris Jones, Sadie Jones Martin, Martha Jones Gully, Deloris Jones Jackson and Sally Mae Jones Brown.
Those left to forever cherish his memories are his son, Marcus (Kalisha) Jones of San Diego, Calif.; four daughters, Jennifer (Bryan) Armstrong of Upper Marlboro, Md., Hosetta (Jerome) Darrington of Jackson, Tomika Daffin of Mobile and Patricia Jones of St. Stephens; two stepsons, Patrick (Danielle) Parker of Dothan and Andre (La'Kisha) Parker of Oakland, Calif.; five sisters, Henrietta (Emmitt) Goodwin, Shander McDonald and Loretta Doss, all of Jackson, and Fannie Pearson and Cheryl (Willie) Abston, both of St. Stephens; one brother, Robert Jones of Jackson; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; mother in law, Martha Parker of Jackson; three sisters-in-law, Lenora Jackson, Rose Parker and Benita Emory; two brothers-in-law, David Jackson Sr. of Rockville and Johnny Martin of Jackson; special friend, Vanessa Black of Choctaw Bluff; with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and his Bethel A.O.H. Church family.
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