Letter to the Editor: Mark Jones embodiment of faith, family and community

Published 11:38 am Friday, February 16, 2024

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To the editor:

I support Mark Jones for Davie County Commissioner and I hope my comments will help you understand the man I support.

Mark and I have been married for 40 years and have four wonderful children and three precious grandchildren.  He takes his role as a father and husband very seriously. I have never had to wonder or worry about his faithfulness to me or to our family. He works hard every day to provide for us. Mark loves his family.

Mark is a mentor. He gives countless hours each week in volunteer service as a coach for several of his P413 teams. He is the head baseball coach for South Davie Middle School, as well. Our children are grown but Mark continues to give back to the community because he believes in the young men who deserve a chance to play and enjoy sports. He doesn’t see this in any way as a burden, but loves the game and coaches with commitment and passion. Mark gives his all, whatever the task.

He is a servant leader. He is a deacon and has taught all levels of Bible Fellowship at Blaise Baptist Church where you will often find him at youth events, children’s activities and various other events where he is not the one being served, but the one serving. He gives faithfully and supports all aspects of ministry at Blaise. Because of his love and compassion for people, Mark worked tirelessly to help organize and establish Davie Pregnancy Care Center over 20 years ago and continues to support and love Life.

He is a man of faith. Because I live with Mark, I have seen how he handles problems and crisis. His Bible is his road map.  I have watched him pace the floor over a decision to be made. I have heard him many mornings, before the sun was up, praying for guidance and grace for the day. His faith is what carries him in times of crisis and in times of sufficiency. I know that every decision he makes is sifted through scripture. Mark doesn’t just talk his faith, he lives it, daily with humility.

Mark has served this county well as a County Commissioner. It takes character to be able to listen and serve with grace and kindness. Mark will not be unkind or attack others hoping to gain favor. He is a man of character, integrity and high morals. I know the decision to run again was not an easy one for him but after much time in prayer together, he believes he is called to serve another term as commissioner. I believe and know Mark made the right choice. His family stands beside him, his community stands with him. He is the best candidate for Davie County.

I encourage you seek a candidate that is not agenda driven and vote Mark Jones for Davie County Commissioner.

Gwyn Jones