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Lewis Jones

Lewis Carson Jones Jr.

August 15, 1927 - January 1, 2020
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Obituary

Major Lewis C. Jones, Jr. (United States Army, Retired) was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, on August 15th, 1927. He entered eternal life on January 1st, 2020.

In 1945, after completing high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force to take advantage of the GI Bill. He underwent training and served at the Tuskegee Alabama airfield, where he met many of the pilots who would later be known as the Tuskegee Airmen. Upon his discharge, he matriculated at South Carolina State University in 1948 under the ROTC program, where he met his future wife, Edna Ruth Hill, and pledged Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in English, he enlisted in the U.S Army, where he served with distinction for 25 years. He was a veteran of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

After his military retirement, Lewis earned a Master’s in Education and went on to work for 20 years at George Mason University, holding the positions of Assistant Director of Admissions, Director of Academic Assistance, and Director of Tutorial Services. While there, he was instrumental in developing a summer program for incoming racial minority students. He also worked as a real-estate agent. In addition to his membership in Omega Psi Phi, Lewis was a faithful member of Cornerstone Baptist Church, and president of the Hillcrest Heights Civic Association, Hillcrest Heights Senior Social Club, and Iverson Mallwalkers.

His wife Edna preceded him in death in 2002. He is survived by his sons Lewis, Wayson, and Byron; five sisters-in-law (Ida, Cal, Gracie, Doris, Katie); three brothers-in-law (Eddie, Karl, George); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, fraternity brothers, and friends.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 18th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, January 18th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Cornerstone Baptist Church
    Address
    3636 Dixon Street
    TEMPLE HILLS, MD 20748
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, January 18th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, January 18th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Cornerstone Baptist Church
    Address
    3636 Dixon Street
    TEMPLE HILLS, MD 20748
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Arlington National Cemetery
    Address
    Memorial Drive
    ARLINGTON, VA 22211
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    At a later date. Please check back periodically for a Date & Time.

Affiliations

  • American
  • Army
  • Army
  • Baptist Church
  • Baptist Church

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Alethia Porter

Posted at 01:06pm
My condolences to the Jones and Hill families.
-Alethia Porter
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