Our brother, Deacon Alex Jones, Jr., passed on from this life on January 14, 2017 at the age of 75.
Deacon Jones was born on September 19, 1941 and ordained a permanent deacon for the Archdiocese of Detroit on October 1, 2005. He served at St. Suzanne/Our Lady Gate of Heaven Parish, Detroit; St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Detroit; and St. Mary of Redford Parish, Detroit. He also worked in the Evangelization Office of the Archdiocese of Detroit.
Deacon Jones will lie in repose on Saturday, January 21 at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 9844 Woodward Avenue, Detroit from 10 a.m. until the celebration of his funeral Mass at 11 a.m.
Deacon Jones is survived by his wife, Donna C. Jones; his sons, Joseph A. (Bianca) Jones, Sr., Benjamin C. (Tamela) Jones, and Marc (Caletha) Jones; his sister, Gwendolyn Stewart; 12 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, and by his brother, Harold Hamilton.
Condolences may be sent to Joseph Jones, Sr., c/o St. Augustine & St. Monica Parish, 4151 Seminole, Detroit, Michigan 48214.
Kindly include in the general intercessions of your weekend liturgies a prayer for the repose of the soul of Deacon Jones. Keep him in your prayers and include him in the Masses celebrated in accord with our Archdiocesan Mass Pact.