Walter "Amos" Jones
May 27, 1954  -  July 2, 2018

Walter "Amos" Jones

Jones Memorial Presbyterian Church
4415 Royal Road
Meridian, MS  39301
Thursday, July 5, 2018
10:00 to 11:00am
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Memorial Service
Jones Memorial Presbyterian Church
4415 Royal Road
Meridian, MS  39301
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Map & Directions  Map & Directions

Blair Batson Childrens Hospital
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS  39216

Cancer Patient Benevolence Fund c/o Anderson Cancer Center
1704 23rd Avenue
Meridian, MS  39301

A memorial service for Amos Jones will be held Thursday, July 5th at Jones Memorial Presbyterian Church. Rev. Allan Singletary will officiate. There will be a short visitation at 10:00am followed by a service at 11:00am. To honor Amos and his unconventional life, please come in casual, comfortable clothes.
Amos was born May 27, 1954 in Meridian, the second child of Jack and Carolyn Jones. He attended Oakland Heights Elementary School and Jefferson Davis Academy from sixth through twelfth grade. He had a very unique, interesting life that was filled with adventure. He lived in New York City on two separate occasions. He had the opportunity to travel all over the United States and loved his trips to Mexico and most recently to Peru and Cuba. He had many interesting jobs including spinning records at a country dance club in Meridian, an usher at Lowe's State Theater in NYC, a package scanner for UPS in New Jersey, a crew member on a tugboat in the Gulf of Mexico and most recently as an amazing local house painter. His neatness as a painter was his best form of advertisement. His proudest job was as "gatekeeper" of the Threefoot Building and serving with his dear friends on the Threefoot Building Restoration Foundation.
Amos is survived by his loving mother, Carolyn Jones; his brother, Andy Jones and his, wife, Jennifer; his sister, Carrie Latham and her husband, Lynn; his nieces and nephews: Amy and Dennis McDill, William and Jamie Hodges, Rebecca and Johnny Hennegan and Sally and Josh Madison; his great nieces and nephews: Eli, Ava, Georgia, Connor, Emily, Alyssa, Charlotte, Troa and Hayden.
He was preceded in death by his father, Andrew J. Jones III; grandparents: George and Beulah Askew and Jack and Velma Jones.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Blair Batson Childrens Hospital in Jackson or the Cancer Patient Benevolence Fund c/o Anderson Cancer Center in Meridian.
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  1. Robin Stephenson
    Meridian, MS

    Dear Carrie and family. I am so sad to learn that Amos passed away. I regret never meeting him, but feel as though I know him. He was certainly a unique, community minded individual. Meridian along with your family will miss him. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Robin Stephenson.

  2. Jerry Hobgood
    Marion, MS

    RIP Amos. Our world is somewhat smaller now. May God Bless your family.

  3. James Rainey, Lauderdale County Assessor, and Staff
    Meridian, MS

    We wish to express our sincere sympathy to the Jones family at this time.



  5. JanNelle Rivers
    Las Vegas, NV

    He was the best kind of friend to have and I will miss him more than I can say.

  6. Sherry Bateman
    Collinsville, MS

    Prayers for the family. Rest In Peace sweet friend.

  7. Gift Campbell Rainey
    Meridian, MS

    So saddened to learn of Amos’s passing. Wishing you peace and comfort. Keeping you in my prayers.

  8. Teresa A. LaBiche
    Meridian, MS

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  9. Haskell Bateman
    Meridian, MS

    So sorry to hear about Amos Carolyn. May God confront you.

  10. Marilyn Massey
    Biloxi, MS

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort for all of you.

  11. Cindy Gibson Morris
    Meridian, MS

    So sorry to hear this news. We will be praying for your family

  12. Brady Rushing
    Meridian, MS

    To the Jones family ... I cherish the wonderful life of Amos and the great childhood memories we shared with his mom, Andy and Carrie. Your “Old 8th Street” friend ... Brady.

  13. Ronnie Sevean
    Wantage, NJ

    The Big A,
    RIP my friend, Jeanne and I will cherish the times we spent together and the many memories that we created back in the day. Your wealth was the many people that you touched with your Amos ways...The only regret is that we never made a trip to Meridian..Our deepest condolences go out to your friends and family who suffer from your loss. May God Bless them all. Love always Ronnie & Jeanne

  14. Grover Gilbert
    Lauderdale, MS

    Sorry for your lost. Hope and pray that y’all find peace

  15. Sherry Adkins
    Meridian, MS

    I am so sorry to hear about Amos. My family was neighbors to the Jones' for many years. My thoughts and prayers are with Carolyn, Andy and Carrie and all the family.

  16. John Leventhal
    New York City, NY

    Dear Mrs Jones and Family,

    I was deeply saddened to hear of Amos' passing. We were friends and road mates in the early 1980's when we both worked with Steve Forbert. He was such a unique and lovely spirit....and always had the ability to make me laugh. He sent me one of his paintings last year and it hangs in a prominent place in my recording studio in NYC.

    Sincere condolences, John Leventhal

  17. Paul and June Mendenhall
    Meridian, MS

    I am so sorry for your loss. He was an interesting and wonderful man. He will be missed by many

  18. Greg Shirley
    Nashville, TN

    Words can't describe how brokenhearted I am. My best friend since childhood. I feel like a part of me passed with you. This world won't be the same without you but we'll run and laugh again when we see each other in heaven. Sleep in Jesus' rest and I'll see you soon my brother.

  19. Steve and Linda Shirley
    New Port Richey, FL

    Our heart felt condolences to family and friends for the loss of a truly special soul, he will be missed.

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