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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  1. I will never forget the times Skyy and I would go visit her grandpa when he worked at Compass. I had just picked her up from her school, New Horizons, and we’d do a drive by to see Grandpa Jones. He was charge nurse on the floor…and he could have others doing the work while we were there but that was not who he was. He was one of those people who believed that he was not going to ask anyone to do anything he would not be willing to do himself. And that’s how our visits went…he was running from patient to patient helping his team, talking to us briefly in between; he was a team player working alongside his crew. He will forever be in our hearts and those memories will never fade. We had a few talks recently that are locked within and I was so blessed to have had this time. My heartfelt prayers and endless hugs to you all. Love, Barb and Skyy

  2. Time has passed and it been a while. I remember Shade for his smile. It was a joy to know him and to have him as Family. Rest in Peace. Shade. Children of Robert and Ruth Utley

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Jones Family. Shade was one of our favorite childhood friends. Memories will last forever. Rest in Peace dear friend.

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