The Progress-Index - - OBITUARIES -

Mr. Bruce L. Jones, Jr., af­fec­tion­ately known as “BJ,” died sud­denly on Mon­day, Jan­uary 7, 2019, at South­side Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Peters­burg, VA. BJ was pre­ceded in death by his ma­ter­nal grand­par­ents, Sa­muel and Nan­nie Sharpe; and pa­ter­nal un­cle, Franklin Lee Crock­ett.

BJ was born on Au­gust 26, 1985, in Peters­burg, VA. He at­tended Din­wid­die County and Roanoke City Pub­lic Schools.

BJ leaves to cher­ish his mem­o­ries to his only daugh­ter, Makaela Jones-Terry of North Carolina; de­voted and lov­ing mother, Melissa L. Jones of Din­wid­die, VA; and fa­ther, Bruce L. Jones, Sr. (Rhonda P.) of Peters­burg, VA; pa­ter­nal grand­par­ents, Mary R. Ben­nett of Peters­burg, VA, and Ge­orge E. Jones of Din­wid­die, VA; lov­ing and de­voted brother whom he resided, Darek T. Jones (Denise); nephew, Devin Jones; niece, Dezi­ray Jones, all of Din­wid­die, VA; three aunts, Deb­bie Long (Ed­die) of Suther­land, VA, Rhonda JonesLam­bert (Wes­ley) of North Din­wid­die, VA, and Mar­ion Jones of Peters­burg, VA; six un­cles, Larry Sharpe (Becky) of Hamp­ton, VA, Ge­orge “Jun­nie” Jones (An­nette), and Larry D. Jones (Tracey), both of Peters­burg, Terry L. Jones (Linda) of Prince Ge­orge, VA, and Charles “Bubba” Jones (Oleathia) of North Carolina, and Gary Tate of Din­widde, VA; a host of cousins whom loved him as brothers.

Whose mem­o­ries of him are sur­rounded around his in­fec­tious smile and love for his fam­ily. BJ will truly be missed by all.

Ser­vice will be held 2:00 P.M. Satur­day, Jan­uary 12, 2019, in the Chapel of J.M. Wilk­er­son Fu­neral Es­tab­lish­ment, Inc., 102 South Av­enue, Peters­burg, VA. The in­ter­ment to fol­low at Wilk­er­son Memo­rial Ceme­tery.

The fam­ily will assem­ble 1:00 P.M. the day of the ser­vice and will re­ceive friends at 1468 Bax­ter Road, Peters­burg, VA.

J.M. Wilk­er­son Fu­neral Es­tab­lish­ment, Inc., 102 South Av­enue, Peters­burg, VA, (804) 732-8911, watch the fu­neral ser­vices live on­line at www.jmwilk­er­son­

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