Died: Tue., Jun. 18, 2019


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Jun. 29, 2019
Location: Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church

Celebration of Life

12:00 PM Sat., Jun. 29, 2019
Location: Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church

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Mr. Willie Jones Jr. was born in Inverness, Mississippi on June 11, 1944 to the late Will and Maple Stapleton Jones.

Willie  also known as Jr. .” came to Indianapolis in 1964. He accepted Christ under the leadership of  Rev. Willie Moses at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in Indianapolis, IN.

Willie Jones Jr. met and married the love of his life Essie P. Dortch on December 24, 1966 and to this union two sons were born Anthony and Ken. Ken Patera Jones preceded him in death.

Willie loved to travel to see family. He also loved to fish, hunt, and in his younger days work on cars. He had a thing for making the best homemade souse meat that was “delicious.”

Willie was employed by Bauer Built Tire & Service as a tire technician and retired after serving 44 years. He believed in hard work for the things that he wanted out of life.

Jr. .” was  big on family, because family was everything to him. He would do any and everything in his power for his family. He was also called “Big Daddy” by his grandchildren, great grandchildren and some of their friends and family. He was greatly loved by all and he  never met a stranger. He would talk to anyone and make you feel like you have known him a lifetime. He will be truly missed and never forgotten.

Jr. .” was preceded in death by his parents Will and Arlethia Gavin Jones and Maple and Lewis M. Flowers, Sr.; granddaughter Michelle T. Smith, 3 sisters Barbara Montgomery, Katherine Shepherd, Catherine Cooley and 3 brothers Charles and James Jones, and William Lindsey.

Willie Jones, Jr. departed this life on June 18, 2019 at the age of 75 years 7 days at Community North Hospital

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife Essie P. Jones; two sons Anthony (Angela) Jones and Kennyron (Tracy) Jones; Siblings Bilbare (Queen) and Dennis (ShaBrenda) Jones of Memphis, TN; Augustus (Eola) Jones of Houston, TX; Tyrone (Shirley) Jones of Little Rock, AR; Anthony (Angie) Jones of Heidelberg, MS; Theresa (Thomas) Ivey of St. Louis, MO; Barbara Jones of Alabaster, AL; Patricia (Odeal) Brown of Quitman, MS; Shirley Phillips and Audrey Jones of Jackson, MS; Mary L. Guthrie, Pastor David (DeAndra) Flowers of Indianapolis, IN; in-laws Robert Lee (Queenella) Dortch of Chicago, IL; Leanna Jones of Indianapolis, IN; Lurena Brown, Isola (Jimmy) Isom, and Gloria (Johnny) Strickland all of Memphis, TN; aunts Willie Lou Stapleton of St. Louis, MO, Laura Dale of Paulding, MS and Lillie Jones of Heidelberg, MS; grandchildren Shaneika (Mark) Clark, Antonio, Anthony, and Antwon Jones, TeAries Smith, Tyshaun Hawkins, and Maryan Jones; great grandchildren Kennedy, Trinity, Taliyah, Amerie, Kensley, Clifton and Clayvon; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends


Humbly Submitted ……………………...The Family


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