Lawrence C. Jones


Lawrence C. Jones, age 64. Sunrise August 29, 1951 and Sunset June 15, 2016. Lawrence is preceded in death by his mother, Georgia Mae Jones, father, Lynwood Criss, and sister, Edna Grayson. Left to cherish his memory, wife, Cynthia Jones; sons, Lamont Banks, Jabbar Sharpe, Jamaal Jones, and Yusef Davis; daughters, Caren Woods, Lisa Sparrow, Carla Jones, Tyyetta Little, Deanna Davis, and Kyonna Henry; sisters, Shirley Fortson and Gloria Smith; 27 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends.

Lawrence lived his life based on various scriptures and inspirational quotes. One he quoted and lived by was,” I’m the man you want to be”. He always said that he wanted to die with his boots on. Still doing the things he did from day to day. Those closest to him know he did just that. He fought death to his very last breath, with his keen sense of humor and playful jokes.

He wanted his funeral to be a true representation of who he was as a man. Therefore no suit and tie for Lawrence! He said, “ I’m a country boy, you ain’t never seen me in a suit so why now? Overalls and Boots for me!

At times Lawrence could be known as stubborn, resolute difficult and a little crazy. He lived life to the fullest and made all his decisions based on his children. Unfortunately in the process he became greatly Misunderstood.

So on this day let’s celebrate that Lawrence Cortez Jones has been called home to God and not to mourn the physical passing of his body. Lawrence would want us to be laughing and talking about all the good times not crying. He often joked of what to do with his ashes, but then he knew he would not be cremated. His ashes may not be able to be spread the way he joked, however his essence lives on everyday through his children and his works.

Visitation 10am and Funeral 11am, Thursday, June 23 2016 at MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE, 2500 Cleveland Ave. Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.

Condolence Messages

  1. Love you Dad

  2. Susan Pineault

    I’m so sorry for your loss. He sounded like a good man to know! Thoughts & prayers!!

  3. Joe L. Conner III

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God bring you comfort during this time.

  4. I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. But since our God is so compassionate – I know HE took Lawrence for a deserved rest. I will pray for your healing and for God’s loving Grace.

  5. Michelle Matos

    To Kyonna and your entire family know that although your father may be gone physically he will always be with you spiritually….cherish the memories

  6. Crystal Phillips

    Daddy Jones, always had a smile and a good word for you..would make you smile and tell you to not let anything get to you. Your commanding presence will definitely be missed..Fly high Angel, I know you will be watching over everyone.

  7. Saunsurae Jones

    The only thing I regret is that I did not meet your father sooner. I loved his mind and how he mentally challenged me and gave me some things to think about. I thank him for the man he made his son, my husband, Jamaal.

  8. My condolences go out to the Jones family my god be with you during this difficult time
    May God bless you all
    The Goode Family

  9. May condolences go out to the Jones family my god be with you during this difficult time
    May God bless you all
    The Goode Family

  10. Family of Marquis Jones

    Please accept our sincere condolences during this most difficult time. Trust that God will comfort you like no other help you know.

  11. Kathy Cardwell, Cousin

    My Prayers and condolence go out to you and your family. May you find comfort in the memories that will stay with you forever.

  12. The Vaughn family

    Dear family and friends. I am so deeply sorry to hear about Lawrence’s passing. He will be missed, but not forgotten. I hope Jesus’ words found at (John 5:28,29) bring comfort during this time of sorrow.


    Peace in paradise Lawrence.

  14. Stephanie Sanders

    My condolences in your time of sorry. Rest assured his life is now truly golden.

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