June 17, 1973 – April 11, 2023
Shawn O. Jones, Sr., 49, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, in Hopewell, VA. Shawn was born on June 17, 1973, to the late Mary A. Jones and James Williams (Frances) of Disputanta, VA.
Shawn graduated from Hopewell High School. During his teenage years, Shawn was employed with Hopewell Public School during the summer programs and Fort Lee.
Shawn loved being around his family. He held a special place in his heart for his son Shawn Jones, Jr. and his sister Keyon. Shawn loved to play Spades and making jokes. He had an infectious laugh. Shawn was a gentle giant and had a big heart with a great sense of humor. He was a die-hard Green Bay Packers fan.
Shawn began his walk with Christ at an early age and he was baptized at Morning Star Baptist Church in Spring Grove, VA.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Samuel Blizzard, Jr.; aunts, Fannie Williams, Joyce Jones, Brenda Blizzard, and Deloris Thomas; uncles, Christopher Pettaway, Sr., Percell Blizzard, Jr., Johnny Williams, Wilbert Williams, and Larry Williams; nephews, Treyvon White; grandparents, Rosa Pettaway, Coston Pettaway, Sr., Ethel Blizzard, Percell Blizzard, Sr. and Blanche Williams.
Shawn is survived by his estranged wife, Seneca; his loving son, Shawn Jones, Jr.; stepfather, Samuel Blizzard, Sr. Shawn leaves to cherish his sisters, Addriene Wooden, Sharon Wooden, Tonya Blizzard, Keyon White, and Saquita Blizzard Essifie (Joseph); brothers, Michael White, Dewayne White, Jermaine Blizzard, Mario Blizzard and Kawame Blizzard; aunts, Janice Blizzard, Nancy Edwards (Phillip, Ruth Pettaway (Robert), Sadie Mason (James), and Barbara Williams (Adam); uncles, Norman Williams, Sr. (Gertrude), Willie Ray Williams, Sr. (Ernestine), Nathaniel Williams, Sr., Donald Williams (Gail), Russell Pettaway, Edward Pettaway, Coston Pettaway, Jr. (Everlena), Jimmy Pettaway, Calvin Blizzard, Alvin Blizzard, Charles Golson and Clinton Blizzard; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, amongst the devoted friends, Regina, Faye Harris, June, Samboe, Larry, Harold, Lee, Ripley, John, and Travis; godparents, Gladys and Alphonzo Baker.
Services will be held 1:00 P.M., Thursday, April 20, 2023, at Morning Star Baptist Church, 19121 Brandon Road, Spring Grove, VA, the Rev. Dr. Robert L. Elliott, Pastor. The interment to follow in the church cemetery.
J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, VA, (804) 732-8911, watch the funeral services live online at www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.