Clarence  Jones

Clarence Jones

March 2, 1923 - February 18, 2019
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Clarence Jones, son of the late Ralph Jones and Alma Lyon Jones, was born March 2, 1923 in Stem, Granville County, North Carolina and departed this life on February 18, 2019.
Clarence attended Little River School in Bahama, North Carolina. When his family moved to Durham, he enrolled in Hillside High School. He was employed at Motor Bearings and Parts for 36 years as Supervisor of Shipping and Receiving. After his retirement, he was employed as a Bus Driver for the Durham County Public Schools.
On December 17, 1945, Clarence was united in Holy Matrimony to Alice Mae Mercer. To this union their only child, Sandra Yvonne was born. During their 73 years of marriage, Clarence and Alice lovingly worked well together in accomplishing great things as caring parents and a support team to family and friends. He affectionately called her ‘Punkin’ and continually displayed his love right up until her death in December, 2018.
At an early age, Clarence became a member of Union Baptist Church where he served faithfully until he and Alice were re-located to New Jersey. He served as vocalist in the Male Chorus, as Trustee, and Chairman of the Deacon Board. He was one of the founders of the Harps of Harmony, a quartet that performed for many years at various churches in Durham and surrounding counties.
Throughout the years, Clarence received numerous plaques and certificates of appreciation for his dedicated and loyal service to Union Baptist Church. To name a few, in 1976, he was named Father of the Year; May 1984, he was recognized for exemplifying the true meaning of Christianity; March 2002, he received recognition for years of service as a leader and supporter of the ministries; and on Men’s Day, June 2005, he was recognized for his many years of service to the Male Chorus.
Among the many activities Clarence enjoyed was traveling with Alice. He also enjoyed singing and listening to gospel music. He had a passion for his cars and was meticulous in maintaining them. He also cherished the opportunities when he could give words of encouragement and advice to others.
Clarence had two brothers, James Jones and Harvey Jones. and a sister, Georgia Mae Laws, who preceded him in death.
Those who will cherish his loving memory are his daughter, Sandra J. (Raymond) Lindsay; granddaughter, Dana Y. Lindsay; grandson, Edward R. Lindsay; great-granddaughter, Jordan Y, Lindsay; great-grandsons, Jared P. Burke and Eric A. Lindsay all of Plainfield, NJ; nephew Leon, nieces, Carolyn Jean, Evelyn, Virginia, Richalean, Alice, Cynthia, Carolyn, Mary, Stephanie, Michelle, and a host of other RELATIVES and loving friends.
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  • Visitation

    Monday February 25, 2019 | 11:30am - 1:00pm
    Monday February 25, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
    Union Baptist Church
    904 N. Roxboro St.
    DURHAM, NC 27701
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday February 25, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Monday February 25, 2019 1:00pm
    Union Baptist Church
    904 N. Roxboro St.
    DURHAM, NC 27701
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Prince R. Rivers
  • Interment

    Monday February 25, 2019 |
    Monday February 25, 2019
    Beechwood Cemetery
    3300 Fayetteville St.
    DURHAM, NC 27707
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sherron barbee mckoy

Posted at 05:38pm
irember mr jones when I was younger he used to be friends with my grandfather rd daniels I was one of the grand daughters sherron babe mckoy he used to ride motorcycles with him that was his best friends he will truly be Missed god bless you and your family you used to come up their around me fluffie robin and shoronda michelle kim renee darrly and aunt constance. and grama mat pam trico tina vanessa and everybody we will miss you . I will pray for your family god has a true angel at heart, god bless you

Stephanie Williams

Posted at 11:15pm
I always loved hearing Mr.Clarence singing, Sending up my Timber. That song really spoke to my spirit. What a very kind and mighty man of God he was. I rejoice in knowing that he is reunited with his sweetheart, Mrs. Alice. Their love for each other shined very brightly for all to witness and aspire to achieve. I thank God I had a chance to know of them.

Sandra Wiggins

Posted at 05:31pm
To the family, my sincere condolences. Although I didn't know him as long as other UBC members, Deacon Jones was always a wonderful beacon of light and joyful to be around. His presence has been and will continue to be missed. God's peace and blessings be upon you all and give you comfort.

Sandra Wiggins

Ethel Holloway

Posted at 04:45pm
To the family of Mr.Clarence Jones.Our sincere condolences to the family.He will truly be missed.Ms.Ethel Holloway and Family.

Dean-Na Lilyquist

Posted at 02:18pm
Another Legend of UBC is gone. We will forever hold memeories of him leading song (senior male chior). I will never forget him driving the blue church bus. Always a smile and a hug every church event and every sunday service. We will hold those memories dear to our hearts. To the family you're in our thoughts in prayers.
God Bless
Sharron, Frank(Bucky) and Dean-Na Pratt

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