February 2, 1939 ~ April 12, 2021
Shade Jones Jr. was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend. Shade was born February 2, 1939 in Raleigh, N.C. to Shade Jones Sr.and Sarah Mae Smith Jones. On April 12, 2021 Shade Jr. went to be with our Lord and Savior.
Shade was a graduate of J.W. Ligon Junior and Senior High School, Raleigh, North Carolina;
and A & T College in Greensboro, North Carolina. Shade joined the U.S. Army in early 1960’s.
Shade attended San Antonio Jr. College, the University of Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas
and graduated with an Associates and Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. Shade was a Vietnam
Veteran and served 20 years in the Army before retiring as a Sargent First Class.
Shade was married 58 years to Jannie Wilson Jones, his childhood sweetheart. He could often be heard saying, “If that woman right there is happy, then I’m happy! To this union they were blessed with three children: one son and twin girls.
Shade was a gift in the life of everyone he met. Philippians 2:3 tells us to do nothing out of
selfish ambition or vain conceit; but rather, in humility value others above yourselves. Shade
was an excellent example of this verse. He lived a full and exemplary life: inspiring those
around him with his dedication to family, to the church, and his career. Shade accepted Christ at an early age; he was a faithful member of Tree Mount Temple Baptist Church in San Antonio, Texas. As a member of The Tree, he served as a Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent and in other ministries. Shade’s favorite Bible verse was Isiah 41:10.
Shade had a passion for anything sports, but his favorite teams were the Converse Judson
Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, Washington Football Team and the Green Bay Packers. Shade was also an avid lover of Jazz. Most of all, he was known for his love of family and always had a word of encouragement for the youth. Shade will truly be missed, but leaves behind his great legacy.
Shade was preceded in death by his father, Shade Jones, Sr., his mother, Sarah Smith Jones and daughter, Leslie Jones. He is survived by his beautiful wife, Jannie; his son, Anthony Jones (Mireya); daughter, Lesa Jones; three grandchildren, Jasmine Jones, Emilee Jones, and Maya Jones all of San Antonio, Texas; one sister, Mary E. Williams (Philadelphia, PA); and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends. Although Shade’s passing has taken a little piece of all our hearts, his compassionate spirit and passion for life will always hold a treasured spot in our memories.
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