ATTENTION: During this COVID-19 crisis, as we begin to phase back into small capacity public visitations/services, we need your help in limiting and controlling the number of people inside the funeral home. We have a tool here in our website where you can please click on the RSVP button for the visitation or service you'd like to attend, complete the required information and submit, to reserve your spot to attend. This will more so guarantee your entrance at your preferred time. Once slots have been filled you will not be able to RSVP for that time. And if you show up without an RSVP, you will have to wait until there is space/an opening, if none available. This is a great tool we're able to offer our families, and hope the public takes advantage of it for the health & safety of all, and to ease the burden on the family. Thank you so kindly, and please click the RSVP button below for what you'd like to attend, and follow the instructions for submitting below, if you plan to attend the viewing/visitation this Thursday 10:00-11:00am & Funeral Thursday 11:00AM. Thank you so kindly!
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You MUST come to the funeral home wearing a mask, & wear a mask inside the funeral home at all times. You must use hand sanitizer upon entering the funeral home. If you know you have a coronovirus/COVID-19; are sick/experiencing symptoms of coronovirus/COVID-19; are immuno-compromised, have health/other conditions that make your body more susceptible to illness, are under an imposed or advised quarantine, and/or are visiting from a state that requires you to quarantine upon entering NY for a designated amount of time before going out in public, please do NOT attend any services nor come into the funeral home. Please feel free to bring & use your own pen for signing the family's register book. Please follow & abide by the directions of the funeral home staff/personnel at all times, for the health & safety of All, Thank you!
Eddie Roy Jones, later to be known as Edward R. Jones, was born in Ellaville Georgia on October 16, 1934 to James and Emma Jones.
At a young age he moved with his mother to Jersey City, NJ while his father served in the army during World War II. They later moved to Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn where he attended elementary through high school, graduating from Boys High School in 1952.
He then moved to Jamaica Queens, NY with his parents and attended City College of New York before meeting and marrying his first wife Leila Johnson with whom he had a son Michael Jones in 1955.
In 1957 he joined the army and received training to service missiles and was later stationed in Detroit, Michigan. This started him on the path to becoming a systems engineer where he would eventually work for Lockheed Martin, Digitronics, Control Data, Xerox and Honeywell.
Upon leaving the army he returned to Queens, NY and in 1960 he met Wally Davis who lived across the street from his parents. They dated for 2 years and married on June 2, 1962. They would eventually move to Birmingham, Alabama where he worked for the University of Alabama as a systems engineer and earned his BS in Mathematics. Together they had a son Edward (deceased) and daughters Kim and Kyra.
He returned to New York with his family settling in White Plains where he continued his career in technology working for Xerox and Honeywell and earning a MS in Computer Science from Polytechnic Institute of New York. In 1983 he began his career as a professor of Information Technology at Westchester Community College from which he retired in 1996.
Edward Jones was a loving and devoted husband and father who doted on his family. He loved nothing more than spending time with them, encouraging them and letting them know how proud he was of his family. He often adopted neighbors and friends into his family, offering tutoring, help with job searches and sharing his wisdom and offering guidance. He was active in his community and served on the Board of Assessment and Review in 2006. He was often called on by friends and neighbors for advice and was always willing to offer a helping hand. He loved working in his yard, learning the latest in technology and socializing with friends and neighbors, but most of all being with his family. He had an incredible appreciation for education and instilled this in his children. To this day his wife, Wally credits him with encouraging her to complete her college education.
He leaves his wife of 58 years, Wally; daughters Kim and Kyra; Cousins Jeanette; Jackie; Ella; and Ricky and their children and close friend with whom he considered his brother, Mickey Alston and God Daughter Lynette Alston.
Acknowledgement goes to his lifelong friends and neighbors for their contributions to his life.
The Entire Staff of Lee's Funeral Home, LLC respects that the family of Edward Jones entrusted the care of their loved one to us, and that they value the level of service & attention our funeral home provides. We are honored, in turn, to provide comfort, assistance and service to the family of Edward Jones during their time of bereavement.
Please leave written and/or video condolences now herein on the Memory Wall to express your sorrow, share your memories, and as an expression of sympathy & way to communicate with/offer comfort to the family, that they and others may see, and may be a lasting tribute in his honor, whether you're able to attend or not.
As the cemetery limits flowers allowed, the family requests NO flowers should be sent to the funeral home. In LIEU of flowers, a contribution may be made in his name/memory/honor to American Cancer Society (also through donation tab/link here in website at the bottom of this page), or to the charity of your choice in his name/memory/honor. The Family Thanks You!