Vincent Edward Jones, Sr. departed this life on April 11, 2019 at Hospice of Cincinnati, College Hill with his devoted family at his side in Cincinnati, OH.
Vincent was the youngest son born to Thomas and Janice Jones on February 24, 1964 in Evanston, OH. Vincent would later move to Forest Park, OH in the sixth grade. He attended Greenhills High School and graduated in 1983. Vincent did not play basketball in high school, but he was a neighborhood All-American.
Vincent joined the United Sates Marine Corps after graduation from high school. He served in the USMC from 1983-87. Vincent was stationed for 3 years in Camp Pendleton, took college course at University of San Francisco while stationed there and spent his final year in Okinawa, Japan prior to returning home on January 15, 1987. He always regretted that he never finished his degree, but he would support all of us as we made our dreams come true.
Vincent accepted Christ at an early age and later joined Southern Baptist Church with his wife in 1993 under the pastoral leadership of the late James E. Milton. He worked faithfully in the media ministry for many years, this was his passion. He would later be ordained as a deacon at Southern Baptist Church on December 11, 2005 under the pastoral leadership of C. Dennis Edwards, current Pastor of St. Johns Missionary Baptist Church, Little Rock, AR. Vincent was chairman of the Deacon ministry in 2011 and 2012. Vincent was an available servant all the time participating in youth activities and other ministries as needed. Vincent is currently a member of Mt. Zion Church, Glendale, OH under the great pastoral leadership of Kendall A. Logan where he was installed as a deacon in 2015.
Vincent’s significant career details include these roles with approximate dates: mechanic at Michel Tire 1988- 94, manager for Lockheed Martin Defense Contractor from 1995-2012, team lead/manager for Cincinnati Bell/OMG, 2012-2017, and supervisor for SAF-Holland from 2017-Present where he worked until his health started to fail.
Vincent was an avid sports enthusiasts and history buff. Vincent loved watching Westerns, Christmas, and War movies. I don’t think there was a title he had not seen. Labor Day was his favorite holiday because it meant that he could sit and watch war movies that he had seen a thousand times, but he found joy in watching them again and again. His favorite Christmas movie was The Year without Santa Claus and his favorite character was the Heat Miser.
Vincent coached basketball at Corpus Christi and baseball at the Olympian Club over the years. His love of these activities stemmed from seeing a gap or need for coaches in activities his own kids wanted to be a part of. He coached basketball because our daughter, Lindsey wanted to play and they were short on coaches. His love of baseball coaching stemmed from wanting to be with his son and so he always coached his son’s team and the love he had for the boys on his baseball teams showed in how he handled this title. He was the coach of the Olympian Club Rockets for 10 years and many of these boys will tell you that he was the best coach they ever had.
Vincent is preceded in death by his father, Thomas Jones, but he leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Janice Jones, a devoted wife of 29 years, Dr. Angela Booth-Jones. To this union, they have four children Lindsey, Vincent Jr (future daughter-in-law, Julia Perry), Layla, Lacey, and granddaughters NeVaeh and NeRiah, who he cherished more than life itself; Keli(Shon) Griffith who is regarded like a daughter, and their children Sydney, and Kameron. He also leaves his siblings Nadine (Jay) Carter, Thomas (Jan) Richards, Pandora Porter, Charles (Terry) Richards, Tersa Richards, Melinda Jones, and Brendia (Barney) Hoyle. Vincent is loved by his in- laws Ernest(Linda) Booth and his sister-in laws Ivy Winburn, Christina (Ron) Jackson, Ernestine (Christopher) Henry, and Kathy (Keith) Booth. Vincent also leaves to cherish his memory his best friend of more than 40 years, Leroy (Vanessa) Williams, god-children (Danyelle Bush, Daniel Bryant, Eric Harris, and Charmaine Cooper), uncle William Appling, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Find comfort in knowing that Vincent E. Jones, Sr. will be sorely missed, but to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.
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