Deacon Forest Edward Jones, Sr.

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Deacon Forest Jones, age 94 of Columbus, Ohio was born January 23, 1924  in Virginia to the late McKinley and Helen Jones and suddenly passed away on September 6, 2018.

He served in the U.S Army World War II. He was a contractor of F.E Jones Remodeling Co.  Forest was a founding member and Deacon of Traveler’s Rest Baptist Church and a devoted and faithful deacon of Triedstone Baptist Church.

Forest is preceded in death by his wife Rebecca “Baby doll”, son Forest Jr., parents William McKinley and Helen K. Anthony, and siblings William T. McKinley, Herbert, Helen, and Ruth Jones.

He leaves to cherish his memory, daughters, Patricia Spikes and Helen Armstrong; grandchildren, Octivia “Sheree” Spikes, Michael Armstrong, Shawn (Tiffany) Jones, Dwight Spikes, Tayana Jones-Patterson, Antonio Spikes, Kacy Armstrong, and Dameon (Heather) Jones; a host of great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; sister in laws, Doris Lyles, and Kate Thompson, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation 4:00pm and Funeral 5:00pm Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Triedstone Baptist Church, 858 E. 3rd Ave.

Procession will depart from Triedstone Monday at 9:30am for a 10:00am interment with Military Honors at Glen Rest Memorial Estates.

Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.  To order flowers and to offer condolences to The JONES Family, visit 

Condolence Messages

  1. To my uncle forest whom i will miss. As we set and talked for hours, i will carry that knowledge and memories with me at all times.i will pass it down so my children will know the same.
    To my cousins, l love all of you and i know. This is a difficult time. You will fine strength with all that he has told you and taught you.
    God bless you.

    Jimmy Jones

  2. Suerathia C. Turner

    Helen my prayers are with you and your family during the transition of your beloved father Deacon Forrest Jones. Many times I would see he and your mother at different places that reminded me sooo much of all the love the two of them shared with us as young teenagers. I’ll never forget eithers lovingkindness and all the time they spent and shared with us; Teaching us how to live according to the word of ‘God and how their teachings followed me throughout my adult life. The love they shared was nothing short of amazing and I thank them for every single lesson.

    Now that he’s gone reflect on his greatness for now he’s simply resting in the arms of Jesus, and every time you see a beam of light piercing through the clouds, listen for that special whisper of him telling you he’s alright now and how much he loves you, which you will hear in your spirit instead of outloud. Every time the thought of him settles itself on your minds window pane, or you feel that tender breeze or a single drop of rain. Though he’s had to say good-bye and had his final earthly greeting, know that there’s a “special” banquet being prepared, he’s the “special” guest and it’s Jesus Christ that he’s meeting.
    Be blessed and know I love you and I will keep you forever in my prayers.

    Humbly submitted,
    Suerathia C. Turner & Family

  3. Elder: Magellan T. Moore ii

    To the family of our beloved friend and Deacon: Forest Jones, Our prayer and thought are with you all.

  4. We can’t begin to imagine what you are feeling but please let us share our heartfelt condolences. May the peace of God guard your hearts. With caring thoughts

  5. Sending my condolences to the family of cousin Forest. I remember when you would come to Mt. Evergreen Baptist Church in Evington, VA. You will surely be missed.

    May God watch over the family.
    Cousins – Mary Calloway and family of Evington, VA

  6. My deepest sympathies to you and the family in the loss of your father.
    Cousin, Lila Dawkins Houston of Eldersburg MD.

  7. Dear Helen,

    Words cannot express how sorry I am to hear about the passing of your father. He will truly be missed! Please know that I will keep you and the Jones family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Wishing you Peace, Love and Strength,
    Cheryl L. Jones

  8. To the family of Mr. Jones,my mother Geraline Avery and bookers offer our condolences. Mr. Jones will be sadly missed. I can remember the important request he always had and that was he wanted his “country ham”. May he Rest In Peace knowing that the. Work he did spoke for him.

    From the booker family and Mrs geraline souls Avery.

  9. Kassondra Henderson

    Sis. Helen Armstrong, may God continue to wrap his arms around you and your family in your time of grief. My family and I are praying for you.

  10. Deacon and Mrs willie Curenton

    It is hard to understand why people are taken from us gone is the face we loved so dear silent the voice we loved to hear but god loved him too and though it best to take him home with him to rest a loving father ,grandfather true and kind beautiful memories he left behind upright and fine in all his way, a wonderful man to the end we want the family to know that we love him too and we are praying for the family god bless you

  11. Consuella(Connie)Oulds-Barbour

    There is a place in Heaven Prepared For Me, where the Saints are clothed in white, Singing Praises to His name ,Forevermore…Cousin Forest was called from Labor to Eternal Rest and he knew God and God knew him. So my beloved family, Be not Dismayed Whatever Be Tide,God will take care of you.
    Hold on to the Precious Memories as We All Shall meet again…UNTIL.
    Lovingly Submitted,
    Consuella(Connie) Oulds-Barbour

  12. Willie and Ida Curenton

    September 22 2018
    To the family of Deacon Forest Jones
    He had a smile, a pleasant way a helping hand to all he knew he was so kind, so generous and true just when his day seemed brightest just when his hopes seemed best God called him from amongst us to his eternal rest we love him and we are praying for the family be blessW

  13. Yolanda Jones and family

    To the Family of one so dear may the sting of losing a love be temporarily as we know that he is only sleeping and in the presence of the most high our Lord and Savior,may you find comfort in the true liVing word of God, weeping may endure for a night but Joy cometh in morning. Heartfelt prayers.

  14. Mother E. Louise Mosley

    Helen & Family:
    Sorry I cannot be there with you at this time; however I have the entire family in my prayers.

    Mother Mosley

  15. The Campbell Family

    Dear Pat and Helen,
    We were surprised and saddened to read of Brother Jones’ departure. May the comfort from “the God of all comfort” console you and your families now and in the days ahead.

  16. Beverly Henderson

    Helen, I just learned of the passing of your father. Please accept my condolences in the passing of your father Dea. Jones. He and your late mother Sis Jones were very good friends to my late mother, Mildred Stills.
    May God bless you and your family.
    Beverly Stills Henderson

  17. Tyrone Bowman

    Decon Jones I remember you picking us up in that VW van back in the 60’s coming & going to church. You were a great Decon at church, I know God will reward you in Heaven

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