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Jimmy Costner Jones was born on September 23, 1956 to Sarah H. Jones and the late Alaska Earl Jones in Gastonia, North Carolina and transitioned peacefully on March 9th, 2018 at the Robin Johnson Hospice House Dallas, North Carolina.

Jimmy was a graduate of Ashbrook High School in 1974 in Gastonia, North Carolina. He briefly attended East Carolina University. At an early age Jimmy joined Tabernacle Baptist Church, and then later went on to become a member of New Canaan Baptist Church.

Jimmy had a passion for good music, he loved to cook, and LOVED to help other people. Jimmy never met a stranger.

He was preceded in death by his father, Alaska Earl Jones.

Jimmy leaves to cherish precious memories his loving mother: Sarah H. Jones; one son, Aaron Walker of Tulsa, OK; one daughter, Michelta Byers of Charlotte, NC; three brothers, Walter (Chrystal) of Anderson, SC, Willie (Debra), and Perry (Cynthia) of Gastonia; one sister, Sherrol of Gastonia, seven grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral: Sunday; March 18, 2018; 3:00 p.m.; New Canaan Baptist Church-1109 N. York Street, Gastonia

Visitation: thirty minutes before the service at the church

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  • Thursday, March 15, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Gregory Funeral Service
  • Saturday, March 17, 2018
    My heart goes out to the Jones family in the passing of Jimmy. Try to remember his laughs, his hugs, his words, his love. Prayerfully, these warm thoughts of Jimmy will wrap you in comfort through your emotional journey. Love to you all. Cassie
    ~ Cassandra Whitman   Decatur, GA
  • Saturday, March 17, 2018
    It is so difficult to be on this space on time. Jimmy has been a lifetime friend for as long as we both have lived. My grandmother, the late Mary Neal Wallace Glover and Mrs. Sara Jones were best friends. Jimmy and I were born on the exact same day, with him being 45 minutes old than me. He never let me forget who was the oldest. We truly shared alot of lifetime experiences together and our friendship stood the test of time. I shall never forget the gift of having Jimmy Costner Jones as my lifetime best friend! Rest mu friend and I will see you again soon! Love you! Rodney Glover
    ~ Rodney J. Glover   Upper Marlboro, MD
  • Sunday, March 18, 2018
    Mother Sarah and family, I was deeply saddened to hear about your family members passing. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. I pray that the Holy Spirit comfort each one of you and may your family member rest in peace. Love and blessings to all ITMNOJ.
    ~ Reever White   Cramerton, NC
  • Saturday, March 17, 2018
    It is so difficult to be on this space on time. Jimmy has been a lifetime friend for as long as we both have lived. My grandmother, the late Mary Neal Wallace Glover and Mrs. Sara Jones were best friends. Jimmy and I were born on the exact same day, with him being 45 minutes old than me. He never let me forget who was the oldest. We truly shared alot of lifetime experiences together and our friendship stood the test of time. I shall never forget the gift of having Jimmy Costner Jones as my lifetime best friend! Rest mu friend and I will see you again soon! Love you! Rodney Glover
    ~ Rodney J. Glover   Upper Marlboro, MD
  • Friday, March 23, 2018
    To the families and loved ones of Mr. Jones, who we know will be dearly missed. Almighty God promised at Revelation 21:4 that he will wipe away all our tears. And death, pain, and sorrow will be no more. So, you can take great comfort in drawing close to God in prayer. And he will help sustain and support your families to endure. During these difficult times and in the months to follow. My deepest condolences to all your loved ones.
    ~ D.R.   Fayetteville, NC
  • Saturday, May 19, 2018
    I am so sorry that Jimmy passed away I just found out today May 19th, 2018, me and my wife would have been there for support, we are family with Elder Walter Jones being married to Chrystal. Once again I am very sorry for not being there during these times. 704-460-1237
    ~ Dr Charles Pratt, Sr   Gastonia, NC