Apostle Arthur E. Jones, Jr. of Myrtle Beach passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2022.
Pastor Emeritus Arthur Jones, Jr., the firstborn of the late Arthur Ransome and Ozella Jones, was born on March 14, 1940, in Baltimore, Maryland. He departed this life on March 10, 2022, after battling cancer.
Pastor Emeritus Arthur Jones, Jr. was a man of God and dedicated over 40 years of his life to the ministry. He attended Seminary in North Carolina and pastored African Methodist Episcopal Zion Churches in North Carolina and Bethany Church of Christ in Baltimore, Maryland. Upon his retirement from the ministry and relocation to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, he became a member of The Connection Church of the Nazarene where he attended until his death. He was also ordained as Apostle Arthur Jones in his spiritual life.
Arthur was also so proud of his military career. In service to this nation, he spent over 20 years in the U.S. Armed Forces, joining directly after graduation from Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore. He received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star Medals which were awarded for wounds sustained during the Vietnam War and for heroic or meritorious service, respectively. He was recognized with various commendations during his military service in the U.S. Army Special Forces during the Vietnam War and as a recruiter.
Pastor Emeritus Arthur Jones, Jr. was overflowing with the love of God, family, and country. His abundance of positive energy and his unconditional love for his children is also particularly noteworthy.
Arthur, who the family affectionately called Sonny, was blessed with a nice long life, and had the opportunity to travel extensively and to enjoy his favorite hobby, fishing. Also, he often spoke fondly of hunting and fishing with his dad and brother during childhood. His close relationship with his siblings was also something that he treasured. He called each of them daily and always made time to visit with them.
Pastor Emeritus Arthur Jones, Jr. leaves behind to cherish his memory four children: Pamela Hines (spouse Angelo), Craig Jones, Angela Jones, and Heather Stokes (spouse Dion). His beloved son, Eugene Jones, predeceased him. Six grandchildren: Ebony, Shante’, Keona, Te’Shawna, Kameron, and Zion and nine great-grandchildren with another on the way. He is survived by one sister, Betty Bodwine (spouse late Earl Bodwine), and two brothers, Lewis Bernard (spouse Ardis) and William Larry (spouse Sharon) as well as an honorary brother, Bishop Bruce Vandeberg. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends to mourn his passing.
Blessed are they who die in the Lord, even so saith the Spirit, for they rest from their labors, and their works do follow them (Revelation 14:13)
There will be a viewing held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Monday, March 14, 2022, at Ocean View Funeral Home and Beach Crematory, Myrtle Beach Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at Florence National Cemetery. Ocean View Funeral Home and Beach Crematory, Myrtle Beach Chapel.
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