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Marvin Jones

December 13, 1946 ~ February 10, 2021 (age 74)


Marvin  Jones was born to the late Dudley and Mary Williams Jones on December 13, 1946. He was reared in a family of fourteen. 

Marvin received his primary education from Providence and Taylor schools. He attended high school at Central High School. Marvin was a man with a quiet spirit and a heart of gold. He would give to others without question. These traits exuded during his service in the U.S. Marines where he received a Purple Heart.

He was a faithful member of the Rock Hill M.B. Church, where he served on the deacon board. He also attended Harrisonville M.B. Church.

Marvin loved being outdoors and had many skills and hobbies. He enjoyed taking things apart and putting them back together, gardening and carpentry.

On Wednesday, February 10, 2021, Marvin passed away at University Medical Center in Jackson, MS. 

To cherish his memories he leaves his wife of 25 years and best friend for over 30 years, Bernice King Jones. They shared such a special love; they were inseparable. If you saw one, you saw the other; five sons, Bobby Jones, San Antonio, TX, Jessie Jones, James King, Brad (Daphene)White, and Kevin White, all of Oxford, MS; six daughters, Teresa Jones, Bowling Green, KY,  Tracy (Lavern) Young, Oxford, MS, Shelia (David) Webb, Batesville, MS,  Pamela White, Abbeville, MS,  Velma (Frank) Tenner, Oxford, MS and Valarie (Chester) Buford, Abbeville, MS, a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, three sisters, Etta Key, Voleller (J.B.) Stokes, Odessa Williams, all of Oxford, MS, two brothers, Cleophus (Patricia) Jones, Oklahoma City, OK, and Harvey Jones, Oxford, MS, a special friend, Isaiah Moody, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends.

His parents and eight siblings preceded him in death, six brothers, Osia (Laveda) Jones, Wriley Jones, Hervin Jones, Elton (Alice) Jones, Jerry Jones, Wiilie Morris Jones and two sisters Minnie McGuirt, Adalene Redmond Jamison.

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February 20, 2021

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
L. Hodges Funeral Service
38-F Hwy 334
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

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February 21, 2021

11:00 AM
L. Hodges Funeral Service
38-F Hwy 334
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

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