Deputy Marcus Jones Passes AwayApr 12th, 2011 | By Submitted | Category: Front Page
On Sunday, April 10, 2011 God called to rest Deputy Marcus Jones Sr. He collapsed that afternoon around 3:15. He was taken to Madison County Memorial Hospital where attempts to revive him failed.
The viewing for Jones will be held Friday evening, April 15, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Cooks-Cooper Funeral Home in Madison. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon, April 17, at 1 p.m. at Van H. Priest Auditorium. Burial will follow in Oakridge Cemetery in Madison. The community will feed the family at Madison County High School after the services.
Marcus was born on November 15, 1970 in Suwannee County to his loving parents Alvin and Mildred Jones. He was converted at a young age and joined Sweet Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Marcus was a very affectionate person to his family, friends and everyone he made contact with. His life reflected great dignity in himself, understanding who he was and what he was sent to Earth to do, serve.
Marcus graduated from Suwannee High School in 1989, and then furthered his education at North Florida Community College with a degree in Criminal Justice. Thereafter, Marcus sought a job with the Madison Police Department and Sheriff’s Office, where he served faithfully for the past 16 years.
Deputy Jones loved his job; every day was an adventure, as he would sometimes say, “Never a Dull Moment.” He fulfilled his purpose of making an impact in other’s lives.
Marcus went to work at the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office on May 1, 1995. He worked there until August 10, 1995. On August 10, 1995, he began working as a officer with the Madison Police Department. He worked there until April 14, 2003, when he began working with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. He became the School Resource Officer at Madison County High School in 2010.
Cherishing his loving memories, he leaves behind his loving wife, Priscilla Jones; three sons, Darius Hanley, Marcus Jr., Mar’Quez and Mar’Kavious Jones; a daughter, Savannah Jones; his loving parents, Alvin and Mildred Jones of Live Oak; his brothers, Alvin Jones (Peggy) of Tampa and Douglas Jones, Sr. of Live Oak; sisters, Vicki Jones-Gainer, Willa Jones-Choice (Daniel), and Yolanda Jones, of Live Oak; mother-in-law, Vera Hill (Earl) of Madison; father-in-law, Johnny Mack Mitchell, Sr. of Madison; a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, brothers /sister’s in-laws; his dedicated second parents, Ben and Tracy Bowen of Madison; very special friends, Dupree Roberson and Joe Holland, along with many other sorrowing co-workers and friends.
A brother, Allison Jones, Sr., (Tabitha) of Atlanta, Ga., preceded him in death.