Our beloved Charles Melvin Jones, heard the voice of God whisper in his ear; “My Child, Be Still – Rest Now, you are at peace. You’re free now”, and quietly departed this earthly realm on Sunday, April 7, 2019, at Prisma Health Richland in Columbia, South Carolina.


He was born in Trenton, New Jersey on September 29, 1950. Charles was a son of the late David Jones and Ida Drayton Jones Wright.


He was educated in the public schools of Mercer County and graduated from Trenton Central High School in Trenton, New Jersey.


During his young adult life, Charles was joined in holy matrimony to the former Evelyn Stafford; this union was blessed with a daughter.


He leaves to mourn and cherish his precious memories his beloved daughter, Charlotte Michelle Jones Manuel; grandchildren, Martasia Hayward, Mark Morgan and Daria Manuel all of Willingboro NJ; great-grandchildren, Ameir Williams, Azeir Williams and Kaliyah Hayward all of Wilmington DE; brother, Bernard Jones of Pinewood; nephew, Tony Leroy Jones of Trenton, NJ; nieces, Midori Iro of Fayetteville NC and Cheryl Dorsey of Sumter; aunts, Beatrice Gillespie of Satellite FL, Odessa Williams of Trenton NJ, Juanita (Azalius) Ross of Eastover SC, Inez Dash and Eunice Robinson; uncle, Woodrow Drayton; one double cousin, Helen York all of Columbia SC; a host of close cousins, other relatives and friends.