Lawrence G. “Larry” Jones


Larry went home to be with Jesus on November 10, 2016. John 14:1-2. Mr. Jones was born November 4, 1924, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Charles Stewart and Emma Joy Jones.

Larry served his country in WWII, both as an able seaman on the Great Lakes in 1942 and as a sergeant in the army of the United States from 1942-1946.

Larry graduated from Plymouth High School in 1943 (in service). After WWII, he studied at the DeForest-DeVry Institute. After conversion to Christ on April 17, 1947, Larry studied at Grand Rapids Baptist College and Seminary. He also took additional courses at MSU and Moody Bible Institute. He married Mary Elizabeth Schulert on August 27, 1949. God blessed this marriage with four children: Timothy, Stephen, Kathy and Phillip.

Larry pastored 6 Baptist churches. He also worked in fire and casualty insurance for Mourer-Foster Insurance for 31 years. Larry was a member of South Baptist Church and Calvary Baptist Church. He also served as a volunteer chaplain at Ingham Medical Hospital and the Oak Park YMCA.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; children, Timothy (Jane) Jones, Stephen (Karen) Jones, Kathy (Terry) Stanaway and Phillip Larry Jones; 8 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles; his mother, Emma Jones Westfall; his brother, Glenn Milo Jones; and his sister, Helen Schliewe.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 11, 2016, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Interment will take place in Deepdale Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lansing City Rescue Mission.

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John and Candace Suriano
November 11, 2016 at 9:20 am

Larry Jones worked with the neighborhood kids at Old South church. They would be able to talk to him, he would put his arm around them and listen. He is very amazing. He prayed for us for years, we can’t thank Larry and Mary enough!
We will miss Brother Larry very much! God has blessed us with you Larry!

Filomena and Sostine Castriciano
November 11, 2016 at 4:22 pm

Dear Jones Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. We will always remember Larry coming and having coffee and visiting with us. He will be dearly missed. Please know that your whole family will be in our prayers.

God bless,

Mena and Sostine Castriciano
Roma Bakery

Robert and Cori Sackrider
November 12, 2016 at 3:33 pm

Sorry for your loss. Could not stop by in person because I did not find out about his passing until this afternoon(Sat). Praying for Gods comfort and peace for each of you. 1st Cor 5:8.


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