“Remembering you is easy, we do it everyday
Missing you is a heartache, which will never go away.”
Today, we pause to pay tribute to the memory of Alvin Roy Jones, Sr., who was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.
On Saturday, January 3, 1953, life was bestowed upon Alvin Roy Jones who was born in the Mansfield Community of Carteret County, North Carolina, to the loving care of the late Luther Jones, Sr. and Myrtle Ruth Tootle Jones. While growing up in the Jones’ residence, Alvin accepted Christ at an early age and joined the St. Mark A.M.E. Zion Church (Mansfield Community). It was there that his love for God was deepened and spiritual gifts nurtured.
Alvin received his formal education while matriculating through the Carteret County Public Schools System. Seeing the need to help provide for his family and work the fields with his father, Ray along with his siblings spent many days assisting their father on the farm with raising strawberries, corn, soybeans, tobacco, gardens of fresh vegetables and tending the cattle.
Growing up in this manner and in this way afforded ‘Ray’, as he was affectionately called, the opportunity to learn the true core values of hard work and many skills.. He was always referred to as a simple farm boy who enjoyed the country air. From driving tractors to planting tobacco, Ray knew the “ins and outs” of agriculture. As life progressed, Alvin grew and matured into a young man who desired to broaden his horizon by becoming gainfully employed with the North Carolina Port of Morehead City, North Carolina. Afterwhich he started his own landscaping and trucking business. For the better part of his life he spent much time, working on the farm, construction work and landscaping. He was no stranger to hard work and could often be found in his garden. As an avid gardener he grew, harvested, cooked and sold vegetables around the community. Many would marvel at the loaded collard green, watermelon and sweet potato trucks. As one who embraced the natural beauty of the world, he took much pleasure in being outside and in his garden. Not only did, ‘Ray’ love his garden, but he also loved his family, especially his grandchildren - he enjoyed spending quality time with them.
‘Ray’, ‘Gabby’ and ‘Big Daddy’ were all names that many learned to call him, as he was one who never met a stranger. While on his life’s journey, Alvin united in Christian Fellowship with Faith Tabernacle of Praise of Beaufort, North Carolina.
Life is but a stopping place, A pause in what’s to be, A resting place along the road, to sweet eternity. We all have different journeys, Different paths along the way, We all were meant to learn some things, but never meant to stay… Our destination is a place, Far greater than we know. For some the journey is quicker, For some the journey’s slow. And when the journey finally ends, We’ll claim a great reward, And find an everlasting peace, Together with the lord. As the sun began to beam it’s light upon a new day; God in His infinite wisdom, dispatched one of His angels to escort Alvin Roy Jones to his eternal home, while in the care of UNC Medical Center of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He now joins those who preceded him in death: parents, Luther Jones, Sr. and Myrtle Jones; siblings, Wesley Sr., David, Luther and a baby girl.
It’s sometimes hard to understand why these things have to be. Our sad hearts seek the answer, but it’s not for us to see we can only trust in God and know that in some way , It’s all a part of His great plan, we’ll understand someday. Memories are treasures no one can steal, death is the heartache nothing can heal. Some may forget you now that you are gone, but we who remain shall remember you no matter how long: wife, Desire; sons, Anthony Hester, Sr. (Louise), Jonathan ‘Monte’ Hester (Roxanne), Alvin ‘Pop’ Hester, Sr. (Sheila), Henry ‘Tony’ Carter (Lilly), Quincy Jones (Brianna); daughter, Haleigh Jones; grandchildren, Anthony Hester, Jr., Demetrius Hester, Greg Yancy, Marcus Hester, John Hester, Laura Hester, Roxanne Hester, Alvin Hester, Jr., Dasia Hester, Malaysia Hester, Iyonia Coleman, Darius Carter, Naliyah Carter, Jaylin Carter, Ciara Carter, Kh’Miya Massey, Ayden Parson, A’Niyah Jones, Noai Jones, Tydesha McGee, Essence Jones; 19 great grandchildren; brothers, George ‘Winfield’ Tootle, Sr. (Gloria), Edward Lee Jones, Sr. (Esther); Elder Randy Jones (Alice), Matthew Nathaniel Jones, Ricky O’Neal Jones, Sr. (Anna) and Luther Ray Jones; great-uncle, Jimmy Tootle; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
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