In Loving Memory

“Jerry” Jerome M. Jones

September 24, 1953 - July 23, 2020

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A Memorial Service for Captain Jerry Jones will be held on September 25, 2020 at 10 A.M. at St. Catherine of Siena, 2605 Springhill Avenue, Mobile, Alabama 36607. Following the service, visitation will be in the parish hall.

Captain Jerome Michael “Jerry” Jones, a lifelong resident of Mobile, Alabama, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at the age of 66.

Jerry’s formal education began at St. Catherine and he was a graduate of McGill Institute.  He attended Harry Lundeberg School – Seamanship in Piney Point, MD.  Jerry was a Merchant Seaman/contractor and held an unlimited master’s license with additional formal qualifications including DPS-3, Radar, Fire Fighting, and Safety. He was a member of the American Maritime Officers (AMO) and Seafarers International Union (SIU).

In his spare time, Jerry enjoyed music, hunting, fishing, and learning about astrology. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Wilkerson Varnel (Cocky) Jones and Juanita Laubenthal Jones, one brother, Walter Roy Jones and one sister, Patricia Jones.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Sylvia Keel Jones, his daughter, Stephanie Kristin Jones, his son, Jeremy Wilkerson Jones, and his grandson, James Stephan Jones; siblings, Paul Jones (Lynn), Roy Jones (Dixie), Robert Jones (Rita), Anna Marie Davis (Randy), David Jones (Robin) and Cathy Cink; along with numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives, in-laws, and beloved friends.

The memorial for Jerry’s family and close friends will be followed at a later date by burial at sea.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital at https://www.stjude.org/donate.  Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, Alabama, is assisting the family.

In Memory Of

Captain Jerome (Jerry) M. Jones

The smell of salt air
The feel of the skin as it’s touched by the spray.
An Albatross soars above
dolphins in the ship’s wake play.
To witness the art only God can create
The sun sets at the end of the day
To show, by night, a million stars
Hope of a safe anchorage in an island lee.
When the time comes to die,
As for all it will,
Awake in Sailor’s Heaven
With your creator.
Always, ‘There’, will be
Fair winds and a following sea.

6 Comments

  1. Ronnie Ankersen

    So sorry to hear about Jerry. Jerry was one of my closest and best childhood friends. I know that he has been struggling with his health the last few years. I’ll miss him. He’s is and has been in my thoughts and prayers. What a great guy.

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  2. BILL LAUBENTHAL

    Although Jerry was my first cousin we were more like brothers growing up. We went through school together and were almost inseparable during that time. If I wasn’t at his house, he was at mine. We shared many good times and survived many scrapes. Even after life separated us after high school we continued to stay in touch even till a few days before he passed. He will be sorely missed and never forgotten.

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  3. Bob Cahoon

    Thank you JERRY for all the rides to McGill in the 1958 CADDY. You would sometimes have to wait on me but you did.. Those were the days. I hope you are riding in the car you loved most. Hell, that might even be that international piece of $##@@$%%%. Or the light blue Austin Healy. But wait, what was that? You say it was the green AMC GREMLIN? LAUGHPING OUTLOUD! Wow, WHAT A RIDE! Jerry was not ordinary by all means. But he is up there with his buddies Pat & Tim Feeney playing the blues I’m sure. Love you brother. Rest in peace!

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  4. Debby Toussaint

    Prayers are with all of you. What a wonderful friend he was. I was so saddened to hear this. We all had some fun and crazy times on the Boulevard.

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  5. Leana Schaffer

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. May God give you peace and comfort in the days ahead.

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  6. Mike Burton

    Jerry was a close friend growing up on Sienna Vista, attending school at St. Catherines and McGill. We had manny good adventures as young children. I was so sorry to hear about his passing and my prayers are with all his family. GOD BLESS.

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