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February 5, 1977 – April 27, 2023

Ronald Eugene Thweatt, age 46, of Chester, VA, entered eternal rest and peace on Thursday, April 27, 2023, at Chippenham Hospital. He was born to Lucy H. Jones and the late Raymond C. Jones on February 5, 1977, in Petersburg, VA. 

Ronald was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Tennessee and Mable Thweatt; and paternal grandparents, Robert and Louise Jones. 

Family members remaining to cherish his memories are his loving mother, Lucy H. Jones of Chester, VA; daughter, Kyerra Leonard of Chester, VA; five sisters, Patrice Jones-Sutton of Richmond, VA, Shante’ Thweatt of Chester, VA, Teneille Jones of Atlanta, GA, Robbi Thweatt (Shakil) of Charlotte, NC, and Judy Locklear of Lumberton, NC; six aunts, Alice Raines of Hopewell, VA, Etta Goodwyn of Disputanta, VA, Mable Williams (Russell) of Prince George, VA, Mary Myrick of Ettrick, VA, Rosa Thorne (Robert) of Prince George, VA, and Deborah Coleman of Petersburg, VA; five uncles, James Thweatt (Lucille) of South Chesterfield, VA, K. Leo Thweatt (Vonda) of Petersburg, VA, K. Leon Thweatt of Washington D.C., Clarence Jones of Hartford, CT, and Theodore “Teddy” Jones of Petersburg, VA; nephews, Brandon Jefferson (Kayla) of Richmond, VA, Ryan Smith of Chester, VA, Ian Hover of Atlanta, GA and Cruz Seaborn of Dinwiddie, VA; nieces, Kamren Hover of Atlanta, GA, Dakari Nelloms of Atlanta, GA, and Charli Seaborn of Dinwiddie, VA; devoted friends, Rosie Leonard-Greer of Chester, VA, Arnold Washington of Chester, VA, Desmond Seaborn and Andrea Seaborn both of Dinwiddie, VA; and a host of beloved cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Ronnie, as he was affectionately known as, was a 1995 graduate of Petersburg High School. He attended the illustrious Virginia State University and studied Business Administration. His happiest moments were when he was amongst family and friends. He loved playing cards, board games, sports, family gatherings, and reminiscing on the good times. Then, there were his boastful days of raving as a die-hard Chicago Bears fan. 

Ronnie was a dedicated employee with the Defense Commissary Agency for several years until his health required him to medically retire. 

Throughout all of his medical tribulations, he showed courage while facing life challenges with a smile and a positive attitude. As Ronnie persevered through his journey, he never wavered in his commitment and support to those he loved. A selfless man of true integrity, who’s passing left an unfillable gap in the hearts of his loved ones. His ability to sacrifice, provide, support, and love will be forever engrained in all he knew. 

A special thank you to the Staff of DaVita Charter Colony Dialysis Center for the great care they provided Ronnie over the years.

Services will be held 11:00 A.M., Thursday, May 4, 2023, at Mount Olivet Baptist Church, 800 Augusta Avenue, Petersburg, VA, the Rev. Dr. Wesley K. McLaughlin, Pastor, Bishop James L. Coleman, eulogist. The interment to follow at Dinwiddie Memorial Park.

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