Sky Scene 03

Sammy L. Jones

July 23, 1952 ~ January 1, 2022 (age 69)


Sam was born on July 23, 1952, in Oxford-Lafayette, MS to the late Bob and Idell (Mitchell) Jones. He graduated from Oxford High School in 1970, attended Northwest Community College in Senatobia MS, and was employed at United Parcel Service (UPS) for 30 years in Batesville MS Center.

He professed a hope in Christ at Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church in Oxford, MS, and later united with Clear Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Oxford, MS where he served as a deacon, Sunday School Superintendent, and adult teacher. 

On August 28, 1971, he was united in holy matrimony to Sarah Robinson, and two this union two sons were born Kevin and Rodney. 

Sam had a passion for people which was expressed in his many efforts in the community and political work. He served as an activist in his community as well as Union Steward while at UPS.  He taught Sunday School and was involved in the Boy Scouts.  He also served as vice president and president of the Oxford-Lafayette County NAACP, president of the Young Men Progressive Club of Oxford-Lafayette County, and vice-chairman of the Lafayette County Democratic Executive Committee. 

He was a lover of music, good bar-b-que, and motorcycles.  He was known for his wisdom, compassion, and community engagement on all levels receiving numerous awards and recognition for his community service.  

On Monday, January 1, 2022, Sammy “Sam” L. Jones, loving father of two children, passed away at age 69.

He is survived by his two children, Kevin Jones of McKinney TX and Rodney Jones of Atlanta, GA; grandsons, Julian Jones of Oxford MS, Kevin Jones II, and Brandon Jones both of Jackson, MS; his brothers John (Pamela) Jones and Bobby Jones both of Oxford MS, as well as several nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Sam was preceded in death by his father, Bob, his mother, Idell, and his sister, Della.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Sammy, please visit our floral store.


January 13, 2022

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
L. Hodges Funeral Service
38-F Hwy 334
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

Graveside Service
January 14, 2022

11:00 AM
Philadelphia M. B. Church
36 County Road 2006
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

Video is available for this event

Please note
Yes, we are still adhering to the restrictions for graveside services and social distancing. And we thank you for your cooperation. Please, due to the Covid-19 Virus that has disrupted the lives of all of us, especially the families that are having to cope with a new way of grieving and saying goodbye to their loved one, and a new and different way for us, the funeral director serving them, I ask that you please be respectful and keep the graveside service limited to city, county, state, and CDC guidelines. We are working hard to ensure that this transition is as easy as possible for the family. ** MASKS ARE REQUIRED**
© 2022 L Hodges Funeral Service. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy