Samson Jesse Jones, Sr., "Daddy Samson", "Mr. Sam"," Mr. Jesse", "Pops", went to be with the Lord on August 12, 2007 at Gulf Health Care Nursing Home, Galveston, Texas. Samson accepted Christ at an early age and served the Lord all his adult life. He was a loyal member of St. John Baptist Church, Galveston, Texas where Rev. Louis Simpson Jr. is the Pastor.
Samson was born August 5, 1920 in Woodville, Miss., to Johnny and Manny Jones. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Esther Jones, son, Vernell Jones, both parents, brothers, Ray. Aaron, George and Louis Jones; sisters; Mary and Viola Jones; step-daughter, Mamie McWright and sons, Eddie and Freddie McWright; nephews, Allen Crump and James Lancaster, Sr., and many other relatives and friends.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Mary Jones; daughter, Melo White; sons; Samson Jones, Jr., Richard Jones, Jasper Jones, George Jones, Roosevelt Jones and Michael Jones, Sr.; grandsons; Che White, Jerry Massey, Fredrick Jones and Michael Jones, Jr, granddaughters; Tracy Benjamin; Regina Pittman; Georgette Jones and Mykia Jones; brothers-in-law; Freddie Curlin and Earnest Dugano; sister-in-law; Velma Herring; nieces; Diane Jones, Faye Jones, Mary Jones, Almeda Crump, Celeste Watkins and Pheobe Crump, nephews; Terry Crump; James Lancaster Jr., Ronald, Donald, Silvester, Johnny and Dennis Jones, with many other beloved grand-children, great grand-children, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends too numerous to name but loved and appreciated by Samson.
Samson was a proud veteran of World War II where he was Honorably Discharged with the rank of Sergeant. He worked very hard as a self-employed carpenter, construction worker and last as an employee of UTMB until his retirement from work.
He was a loyal, faithful member of the St. John Baptist Church where he served as past President of the Brother-Hood.
Samson loved to cook and he made very good cakes, greens, bar-b-que and fried chicken. He loved people, family and friends. If he could help you he would. He loved to tell stories about his days growing up and especially about his "Aunt Lucy Bruce", whom he loved.
He will be missed very much by his family and friends. He was the backbone of his family and cannot be replaced. His memory will live on forever in our hearts.
Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. Friday, August 17, 2007, followed by a wake from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Wynn Funeral Home, 602-32nd Street, Galveston, 409/621-1677.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m.on Saturday, August 18, 2007, at St. John Baptist Church, 2917 Sealy. Reverend Louis Simpson will officiate. Burial will take place on Monday, August 20, 2007, at Houston National Cemetery.
Special thanks to Gulf Health Care Nursing Home staff, Galveston, Texas branch, Regency Hospice Care providers, Dr. Michael Boyars, and the medical team at UTMB Geriatric Unit and all nursing staff who so professionally provided many hours of compassionate and caring care to our loved one Samson Jones, Sr. Special thanks to Jean, Mary, and Teresa at Gulf Health Care Nursing Home. May God bless and keep each of you is our prayer.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society or your favorite charity.