MR. JAMES BENJAMIN JONES, SR, {76} son of the late Mr. Joe Benjamin and Mrs. Katie Jane Lawson-Jones was born October 26, 1938 in Conway, SC.He grew up in Conway, SC and Kinston NC. He departed this life Friday, December 19, 2014. “JAMES” affectingly known by some as “Jim” “Teddy” or “Tootie” and as the “God Father” to his children and grandchildren. He was a graduate of Adkins High School in Kinston, NC afterwards he becoming a Culinary Specialist and a Master Barber most of his life. He was also a very skilled entrepreneur in other areas including: insurance sales, car sales, and jewelry sales where he became known as “Jewelry Jim” for many years. “JIM” loved family and social gatherings. He especially loved the company of 52nd and Market Street where he worked at Big Ralph’s Barber Shop. “TEDDY” is the father of eight (8) children, Abby {Raymond} Lawson of SC, Phaedra Queen of SC, Tiche’ {Terence} Tolliver of Port Tobacco, MD, Jacquelynn {Keith} Williams of PA, James B. Jones, Jr. of PA, Peter Gamble of PA, Jason Gamble of PA and Jonathan Jones of NY. “MR. JIM” leaves wonderful memories to his children and siblings, Opera {Benjamin} Tolbert, Elbert “Woody” {Sarah} Jones and Beverly {Donald} Wingfield; his eighteen (18) grandchildren and a host of relatives and special friends who loved him dearly. Visitation will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Ocean View Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.Services are entrusted to Ocean View Funeral Home and Cremation Service, LLC.


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