Earnest James Jones was born to the late Lennie Frank Sr. & Lena Mae Pennington Jones on October 7, 1944, in Greensboro, NC. He was educated in Pamlico County School System. Earnest met and married Vida R. Simon of Willow Springs, NC and later was blessed with a daughter Joyce. They later relocated to Trenton, NJ where they were blessed with another daughter Angela.
Earnest had many nicknames he was know as “Booster” by his family and when he relocated to Trenton, he was known as Country and later affectionately called Pops because he was like a father figure to many. Earnest was a skilled mechanic who owned his own auto repair shop. He then changed his career to home Improvement, where he started his own business EJJ Home Improvement. He mentored many young men in the home improvement business where they picked up trades. Earnest was involved in the community he lived in, where he was the president of the Trenton Police Community Mini Station.
He was a member of Lord Jesus Love Temple COCWIH, where he gave his life to the Lord under the ministry of Pastor Kilpatric Mitchell. He enjoyed Sunday School and bible study and enjoyed discussing the Word of God and believed that we should live according to what the bible says.
Earnest enjoyed being around his family and had strong family values. He always stressed how important for family to stick together. His favorite times to gather was Thanksgiving and Christmas, it was not just about the food and gifts, although he loved his cakes and pies, but it was about having everyone together laughing and loving on one another.
Earnest is predeceased by his parents Lennie Sr. and Lena Mae Jones, two sons-Earnest Jr. and William Austin. Brothers-Lennie Jr., Lonnie, Walter, Alexander, Allen, sister Annie Ruth Simon, special nephew Odell Jones. He leaves to cherish his memories his wife Vida Jones, daughters Joyce Jones and Angela (Pastor Kilpatric) Mitchell all of Trenton , NJ a sister Lena McNeil of Albany, NY; grandchildren- Eric, Ashley, Deja, Kleopatra, Isaiah; great grandchildren-Armani,
Azoni, Amyah, Ky’vae and Xia. Special nephews & niece- Russell Jones, Lena Smith and David Jones and a host of nieces, nephews and relatives.
Funeral service will be 10am Friday, November 19, 2021 at Lord Jesus Love Temple, 68 Vine St., Trenton, NJ 08638. Calling hour will be 9am until the time of service. Interment will be at Ewing Cemetery, Ewing, NJ. Arrangements are by the Hughes Funeral Home.