Charlie Andrew Jones, Sr. of Groesbeck died on Tuesday August 16, 2022 at Legends Oak Healthcare in Austin, TX.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, August 26, 2022 at Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 27, 2022 at Lone Star Missionary Baptist Church in Groesbeck with Bishop Jerry Jones, Sr. and Elder Chris Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Lone Star Cemetery.
Charlie was born on March 31, 1935 to the late Essie and Lena Mae Jones. He attended school in the Thornton School District until he decided to quit school and, along with his older brother Essie Jones Jr. and younger brother Lonnie Jones, work to support their father. and their mother with the family income.
He worked diligently with his support of parents and siblings until he met and married his wife Norma Louise (Mitchell) Jones on June 12, 1960. To this union were born four children, Felissa, Regina , Tessa and Charlie Jr.
Charlie A. Jones Sr. and his wife Norma were baptized in Jesus’ name and filled with the Holy Spirit in 1963 under the ministry of Elder Major Garrett and Bibleway Pentecostal Church in Marlin, Texas. They continued to serve and worship at Bibleway Pentecostal Church under the successor, Elder Floyd Williams until 1967. In 1967 they left and moved their membership to Temple of Holiness, Waco, Texas under the leadership of the late Mother Townsend and the late Elder LB Mathieu. They also served under Elder Ira Brownlow and his beloved brother, Suffragan Bishop Jerry A. Jones, who became pastor in 1974.
Under this ministry and under the anointing of God, he learned to skillfully play the solo guitar, one of his favorite hobbies. He loved gospel and quartet music. He taught his children the importance of ministering the word of God through music. This message continues his legacy today as it is currently taught to his grandchildren, many of whom are skilled musicians themselves. “Sing to him a new song; play skillfully with a loud noise. Psalm 33:3.
It was also in this great church that God anointed him with another gift, the ministry of teaching His Word. He taught the Sunday School class for adults for many years, and many were touched by God through his teaching. The Jones family held many positions at Holiness Temple and still reside in this church to this day. Later in life, Charlie A. Jones Sr. was called to lead the Kingdom Church of Yahshua in Groesbeck, Texas until his health began to fail him.
Besides serving God through music and ministry, Charlie A. Jones Sr. loved his job as a mechanic. He was a chief mechanic at gas stations in Mexia and Groesbeck, Texas, and with the help of his lifelong friend Marcus Hanna, he was able to achieve the ultimate dream of having his own business, Charlie’s Garage, in Groesbeck, Texas, where he worked. until his retirement.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Norma L. Jones; brothers, Essie Jones Jr. and Lonnie Jones; sisters, Doletha Bennett and Laverne Jones; daughter, Felissa G. Asberry and granddaughter, Allyson T. Ellis.
He leaves to cherish his legacy and his memory, his daughters, Reginal Hall (James) of Austin and Tessa Ellis (Isaac) of San Antonio; son, Charlie A. Jones Jr. (Tracy) of Frisco; Suffragan Bishop Emeritus Jerry A. Jones Sr. and First Lady Alice E. Jones of Groesbeck; brother, Ronnie Jones (Jacqueline) of Mart; sister-in-law, Evelyn Thomas of Groesbeck; spiritual son and daughter, Stanley Lloyd Sr. (Elaine) of Gholson. His four grandsons are: Torvice Asberry (Shondricka), Devaughn Ellis, Jeffrey Hall and Jamari Jones; and a great-granddaughter Ty’lisa Asberry; and three spiritual grandchildren, Stanley Lloyd Jr., Brian Lloyd and Mary Ellen Lloyd (Jenny and Jacob), as well as a host of nieces, nephews and family friends.
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