Very quietly and peacefully on April 17th, 2022, our almighty God in his infinite wisdom and mercy gently closed the eyes of our beloved John Paul Jones (affectionately know as “Paul”) at the Capital Health Center, Hopewell, NJ.
Paul attended Trenton Public School System and graduated in the Class of 1974. He then became a crafted brick layer, he was proficient in his crafting skills. He was a member of Brick Layers & Trowel Trades Interantional (Union Local BAC #5) for 42 years. Paul was definitely a people-person, he bartended at serval local businesses for a number of years. Paul always had conversations to make you laugh, even in life’s darkest moments. He enjoyed music such as Lou Rawls, Luther Vandross, and Rance Allen. To know Paul was to love him, he was truly a unique individual who was always willing to lend a helping hand.
Paul gave many continuous years of service to God through various outreach projects at Samaritan Baptist Church in Trenton, NJ. Paul was a member of the B.A.I.C. Fishers of Men and a dedicated Truetee. He spent time assisting, preparing meals, and delivering them to various locations in Trenton. Rain or shine you can find Paul assisting at the Trenton Food Bank. Paul had a heart for children and always attempted to converse, listen, and guide the youth. Paul had a great relationship with various local clergy. Paul was an articulate dresser and fashion was a part of his character. Paul had a love for sports and was a “diehard” San Francisco 49ers fan.
John Paul Jones is predeceased by his parents: Marjiore and Tomas Jones, Sr.; two children: Troy D. Bradley and Raj L. Jones; four siblings: Thomas Jones, Jr., Jerome Lewis, Barbara Jones, and Michael Jones.
He leaves to cherish his loving memories his wife: Iva Jones. One daughter: Brittany Neal; two sons: Toral Neal and Paul C. Jones (all of Trenton, NJ), one daughter-in-law: Nicole Jones (Lindenwold, NJ) and six grandchildren. Blended family members including: Antwan (Dee) Allison (Austin, TX); Rashad Allison, George and Latoya McRae, Chris, Earl Lester Jr. and Melissa Francis (all of Trenton, NJ). Grandchildren and great grandchildren of blended families. Extended family members include: The Adams & Johnson family, two sister-in-laws: Paulette Ingram- Allison and Clorie Jones, a special brother-in-law: Kenneth “Nug” Allison; The family protector Myles. Lastly, a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and special friends
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