Published 11:48 am Monday, August 17, 2020
Melvin Jones, 94, of Marconi Street, Mocksville, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020.
Funeral service was Monday, Aug. 24 at noon at Roberts Funeral Service Chapel. Burial followed at Salisbury National Cemetery with full military honors. Public viewing was Sunday at Roberts Funeral Service, Lexington.
Mr. Jones was born June 14, 1926 in Pickens, S.C. to Eugene Jones and Matilda Shambly. He retired from R.J Reynolds and served in the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; 5 brothers, Lawrence, Ernest, Harrison, Eugene and Robert Jones; and 4 sisters, Eddie Lee Priutt, Carrie Bell Wilkerson, Ollie Mae Jones and Ozener Clark.
Survivors: his wife, Dorris W. Jones of the home; 4 step-sons, Aaron Wellman, Garnett Wellman, Peter Penn Jr. and Sean Penn; 3 step-daughters, Cheryl (Rodney) Evans, Synthia (Edward) Penn-Valentine and Almectrice (Damon) Penn Owen-Bey; 25 grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren; 2 sisters-in-law, Mamie Jones and Marilyn (Patricia) Williams; a brother-in-law, Future Williams; and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.