Willard J. Jones, Jr.

Willard J. Jones, Jr. went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 18, 2011, at the age of 84.  Willard worked as a chemist for the State of Michigan Department of Public Health, retiring after twenty four years.  He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and Korea.  Surviving are his wife, Evelyn; children, Cynthia (Randy) Britton, Rebecca (Xing Ping) Lin, Ruth Jones, Glen (Joy) Jones, Paul Jones, and Carolyn (Keith) Riley; grandchildren, Michael (Jennifer) Britton, Jonathan Britton, Daniel, Benjamin, and Jason Lin, Derrick Jones, Joshua, John, Joe, and Elizabeth Riley; sisters, Isabelle Jones and Joan VanNest.  He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at South Church.  Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  Memorial contributions are suggested to The Gideons International or the Lansing City Rescue Mission.

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Anne-marie Milbourn
March 19, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Once again I am sorry for your loss but rejoycing that he is in heaven. You and your family are in my prayers.

Cindy Britton
March 19, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Here’s a link to my dad’s funeral arrangements.

John & Theresa Bennett
March 19, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Love & prayers to all the family.

Robert and Sheri Mathew
March 19, 2011 at 9:03 pm

Our loss but heaven’s gain. Uncle Willard was a great example of a godly man, husband and father.

Mary Harding
March 19, 2011 at 10:28 pm

I’m so sorry to read about your husband, father & grandfather’s death. I’ll always remember meeting your family at Lake Ann Camp in 1982, and the many ways our paths have crossed over the years. Your families will be in my prayers.

Phyllis Rinehart
March 20, 2011 at 12:16 am

Cindy & family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. God is so faithful and He will give you amazing strength. You are in my thoughts and prayers,

Kim & Jeff Bobb and family
March 20, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Paul and family we are so sorry to hear about your father, he looked like he lived a long and happy life and you will all be blessed with many great memories. Sincerely, The Bobb family

Mary&Russell Sanford
March 21, 2011 at 9:08 am

Our thoughts, prayers are with you and the family in this time of your father going home. 2 Corinthians 1:3

Paul Lumley
March 21, 2011 at 10:46 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Peter and Becky during these difficult days. You should be very proud of your father’s service in WW2 and Korea as they sacrificed a lot so we can enjoy our freedoms today. Paul, Alicia, Alex and Tiffany.

Mark and Pam Bertilrud
March 21, 2011 at 11:05 am


Our prayers go out to you and your family in this hard time of saying goodbye to your loving father. May God give you peace and comfort knowing that your dad is worshipping his Lord in heaven today, seeing Him in all His glory. Love, Mark and Pam

Pastor Mark Reynolds
March 24, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Thank you so much for sharing a great man with all of us. Our prayers go out to you and your family. I will always remember Will as a thought provoking man who challenged my thinking. He will be truly missed, but I am sure he is not missing us for a minute but rejoicing greatly with our God. God Bless you and your family, until He calls each of us home. In Christ, Mark Reynolds


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