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.