Russell B. Jones

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Russell Bernard Jones, 51, of Columbus, Ohio, departed this life Thursday, July 9, 2020, at home. Born July 1, 1969 in Elyria, Ohio. “Russ” was the eldest of three children attended Independence High School. After graduation he earned a certification in Horticulture as a Tree Trimmer and Lawn Care Specialist. Russell worked while combining those skills with his love of travel, grilling and barbecue competitions across the country.

Russell’s creed was “Family First” – he never met a stranger. He enjoyed special relationships with his sons, grandsons, nieces and nephews. They knew they were all his “favorite” – determined by who was present at that moment!

He gave his life to Christ at a young age in Elyria. He enjoyed audio and video sermons, gospel music and jazz. Russell loved traveling, fishing, grilling, basketball, shooting pool and reading.

Of all his accomplishments, what brought Russ his largest sense of pride was being a warm-hearted and adoring father to his sons, grandsons and to the sons and daughters in his extended family.

In addition to his loving and devoted mother, Bernadine Robinson Jones, he leaves to cherish his memory, his sons Brandon Massey, Lemarco Jones and Russell Day’John Jones, siblings Barbra Michelle (Jason) Jones-Leister and George Level (Michelle) Jones; grandsons, Jayshaun Kareem and Jayveon Kamau Massey; his very special soul mate, Doris “Peaches” Allen, along with a host of nieces, nephews; cousins, extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parent, George Jones III, paternal grandmother Frankie Mae Daniels and Emma Junior and maternal grandparents, Marshall Lee and Velma Lee (Moore) Robinson.

Private service Visitation 1:30 PM and Funeral Service 2:30 PM Friday, July 17, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

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Condolence Messages

  1. I am going to miss you so much cousin. Love so much.

  2. Sandra J

    Sorry for your lost. Continue to pray for the family.

  3. Barb, Ms. BJ, Lavelle
    I am so sorry, and I am sending prayers and love with you all.
    May you feel PEACE and COMFORT during this time and in the days to come.
    Russell was truly a fighter
    Know that I am always just a prayer away.

    • Andrea Dawson

      Sending prayers and condolences to the family. Rest in paradise Russ what a wonderful friend you were to me and my family. I will always remember that beautiful smile you had. Your friend Punch.

  4. Bernadine, Barbara, Lavelle so sorry for your loss. Praying for the Peace that surpasses all understanding for our family in Jesus name. Love you all an RIP Cuzzin Russell Bernard Jones✝️

  5. I am sorry for your loss and will continue to keep the family in my prayers. He fought a good fight and finished the course and is now resting. Love yall family. Gloria Parks

  6. Sandra Gray

    Sorry for your lost, will be praying for the family. Russell Jones was a dear friend of mines.

    Sandra, Angela, James & Trey

  7. Christina Brown

    Rest in peace Russell you will be missed.

  8. Thelia Robinson

    May the Lord Yeshua Bless you and Keep you All…and make his face Shine upon you.

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