Gerald Jones passed away at his home in Purvis, Mississippi, on July 25, 2021, at the age of 85.
Gerald was born in Benoit, Mississippi, on June 30, 1936. A man of faith and a former pastor, he was a devoted husband and father, leading his family with the wisdom and compassion of Christ. He was an active member of Venture Church, in Hattiesburg.
Gerald was preceded in death by his parents Homer and Celia Jones; his son Joey (Darlene) Jones; his brothers, Leroy Jones and Larry Jones; and his sisters, Lilly Mae Griffis and Lorene Coker.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Rachel Jones of Purvis; a son Ronald (Dino) Jones of Summit; a son Kelly (Tracey) Jones of Purvis; his brothers Joe Jones and Tom Jones; his grandchildren, Christopher Wade, Heather (Jeremy) Cannon, Erica Hickey, Fallon (Johnny) Spencer, Jessica (Dusty) Burroughs, Rio (Matt) Hall, and Tanner (Courtney) Jones; 16 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 29, 2021, at 9:30 am, at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg. Funeral service will follow at 11:30 am, at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home, in Hattiesburg. Following the funeral services, burial services will be held at Cherished Acres Cemetery, in Purvis.