On Saturday, November 22, 1952 in Shreveport, LA, a bouncing baby boy named Alvin Jones was born to Ozie Jones Jr and Cloteal Crayton Jones. He was called to God’s Heavenly Garden on Monday, June 7, 2021 at HCA Houston Healthcare Mainland, Texas City, TX.
Alvin was raised by his grandparents, Albert and Effie Crayton after the death of his mother as a young adolescent, attending elementary and secondary school at Allen High School in Allen, LA, graduating in May 1973.
He moved to Houston after graduation. He worked at Whites Manufacturing Company for a few years, prior to working at the University of Houston for several years. He then moved to Texas City in 1991 and remained a resident until his passing. Prior to retiring, he was employed by Gulf Greyhound Park until its closure.
Alvin was baptized at a young age at North Star Baptist Church in Powhatan, LA under the leadership of Rev. Daniel Monroe.
He is preceded in death by his parents: Ozie Jones and Cloteal Crayton Jones; maternal and paternal grandparents; brothers: Frankie Ray Jones Sr. and Freddie Lee Jones; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He leaves to cherish his memories four brothers: Aaron Jones Sr. of Rosharon, TX, Ozie Arthur Jones of Texas City, TX, Larry Wayne Jones of Natchitoches, LA, and Morise Jones of Houston, TX; one aunt: Irene Jones Barber of Jonesville, LA; four sister-in-laws: Virginia Jones, Yvonne Jones, Beverly Jones, and Betty Jones; 9 nieces and nephews; special cousins: Henry Lee Johnson, Rocshell Dickey, Anna Dickerson, and Carol Young; and a host of other relatives and friends.
There will be a public visitation held on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 10am with a chapel service to begin at 12pm . Services will be held at Bay Area Funeral Directors located at 5410 FM 1765 Texas City, Texas 77591.