In Memoriam


In Memory of

William R. Jones, Sr.

January 31, 1960 - February 1, 2017


Bishop William Randolph Jones, Sr. was born on January 31, 1960 to Gertie L. Jones and the late Wallace H. Jones, Sr., in Brooklyn, New York. Bishop Jones was known to his family as “Willie” and to his co-workers and friends as “Bill”. He attended public schools P.S. 274, J.H.S. 111, and graduated from New York School of Printing at which time he had also became an entrepreneur, forming his own printing business named, “Operation Enterprise”. He furthered his education at New York City College of Technology in Brooklyn, New York.

At an early age, Willie professed his faith in Jesus Christ serving in the Deliverance Evangelistic Center, Inc. under the late Apostle Arturo Skinner and the late Apostle Ralph Shamar Nichol. While in Deliverance, Willie served as an usher, choir member, and musician. He also was in a singing group named, “Five Sons of Deliverance”.

Suydam Street off Bushwick Avenue in Brooklyn has never been the same since the “Dempsie Boys” left. That was the name Willie and his friends gave themselves during their childhood/teenage years. Suydam Street is also where Willie met his childhood sweetheart, “Kathleen” in 1972. May 13 1978, Willie and Kathleen were united in Holy Matrimony. This union was blessed with three boys.

Willie’s first job was with Timely Press, a printing company until 1979 when he was employed with the Port Authority of NY/NJ. For a short period of time he worked a second job at Nero Printing. He held the following positions with the Port Authority of NY&NJ: top pressmen in general services; Assistance Supervisor and Supervisor of Mail and Delivery. Willie retired from the Port Authority of NY&NJ in September 2015.

In 1993, Willie and his family joined Life Center Ministries serving as associate Pastor under Apostle R. L. Jackson. In 2005, he was led by the Lord to obey his calling as Founder/Pastor of Victory Faith Deliverance Center in Paterson, NJ. Bishop William Jones, Sr. loved ministry. Demonstrating the epitome of God’s love, he was a caring and kind person who always had an encouraging word for everyone. He was a great husband, great father and grandfather, son, brother, friend and he loved to praise and worship God.

Even though Willie was a Bishop, he believed that it was still his responsibility to stay involved in serving in his community – The Bushwick Houses. Willie received many accolades from working in his Bushwick Community. He was a member of the “Parking Lot Crew” and Tenant’s Association.

Willie leaves to cherish his memories his beloved wife, Kathleen Jones, his sons Steven Jones and Jeremiah Jones, mother Gertie L. Jones, brother Maurice Jones, sisters Sandra Peets and Keithsa Jones, daughter-in-law Star Jones, six grandchildren, Justin, Jayden, Ziyah, Que-sean, Yasmine and Olivia, mother-in-law Edna Mae Respers, father-in-law William Monk, sisters-in-law Debra Jones and Renee Respers, brother-in-law Timothy Smith and a host of nieces, a great-niece, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins, three Godchildren, and many, many friends. He was preceded in death by his son William R. Jones, Jr., father Wallace H. Jones, Sr., and brother Wallace H. Jones Jr.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Mr. William Randolph Jones Sr. please visit our Sympathy Store.

Monday, February 6, 2017
5:00pm - 9:00pm

Grace Funeral Chapels
607 North Conduit Boulevard
Brooklyn, NY 11208

Funeral Service:
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

United Methodist Episcopal Church
1139 Bushwick Ave.
Brooklyn, NY  11221
718) 574-6610


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