Jones, Jr., Jimmy Dorsey

A Celebration of Life For
Jimmy Dorsey Jones, Jr.
Sunrise December 31, 1967 and Sunset August 9, 2019
A Time to be Born
Jimmy Dorsey Jones, Jr. was born in Hartford, Connecticut on December 31, 1967 to Jimmy D. Jones, Sr. and Shirley Tubbs Jones. He was the youngest of two children. He grew up on Cornwall Street and joined Blackwell A.M.E. Zion Methodist Church where his family was very active.

A Time to Be Educated
Jimmy received his early education at Mark Twain Elementary School in Hartford, CT. He then attended Fox Middle School and graduated from A. I. Prince Technical High School in electrical studies.

A Time to Love
Jimmy loved to laugh and tell good jokes. He longed to be a comedian and was always the life of the party. He was a true die-hard fan of the New York Giants and the New York Knicks. Most of all he loved his family, friends and colleagues. He took pride in all his relationships and was a valued friend by many. Jimmy loved to take things apart and then put them back together as a young child. For example, one day Jimmy’s father came home to see his brand-new lawnmower in pieces all over the living room floor.

A Time to Live
Jimmy spent his early years as an electrical apprentice for the Aetna Insurance Company, Inc., Hartford, and PJ Lodola Windsor Locks. He also spent a lot of time dancing with his talented break-dancing crew and he loved the emerging hip-hop culture of the 80’s. As an older adult he was self-employed in the electrical field as an independent contractor. He was a mechanically inclined and innovative handy man.

A Time to Cry
He was predeceased by his parents Jimmy D. Jones, Sr. and Shirley (Tubbs) Jones, and predeceased by his companion and devoted mother of his sons, Kimmy Turner. He leaves to cherish his memories: his three children; Jimmy D. Jones III, Ashley M. McBride and Kalen D. Jones: one grandson, Keonta S. Crawford, Jr.; his sister Patricia (Jones) Mack (Robert) of Windsor, CT, and a special mother in love Betty Turner of Plainville, CT. He also leaves three aunts; Emily Kay Sherman-Iyare of Bloomfield, CT, Betty Jean Gooden (Tubbs) of Marion, AL, and Lois (Tubbs) Jones (Larry) of Chicago, IL. Lastly, Jimmy leaves his loving partner Gwen Wiley of Unionville, CT, along with a host of cousins, family and friends.

A Time to Say Goodbye
Jimmy D. Jones, Jr.’s boisterous laugh, upbeat personality, and his adventurous spirit will be missed by his loved ones and his memory will be forever etched in our hearts.

A Time of Peace…on August 9, 2019
God saw that the road was getting rough He gently closed his loving eyes and whispered, “Peace be Thine.”

I’m Free
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard him call
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
to laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks undone must stay that away.
I found that peace at close of day.
If my parting has left a void
then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
ah, yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life has been full, I’ve savored
much, good friends, good times,
a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all to brief,
don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift your hearts and share with me
God wanted me now:
He set me free.


We, the family of the late Jimmy Dorsey Jones, Jr., are truly grateful to have such loving friends, a supportive family and merciful Savior that has helped us through the time of bereavement. We are forever appreciative for all acts of endearment. The love, honor and respect that we have for our dad, nephew, brother, friend, and granddad, will give us the strength to carry on in his absence. “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord, “2 Corinthians 5:8 The Family

Calling Hours

Friday, August 16, 2019 from 5:00-7:00pm

Funeral Service

Friday, August 16, 2019 at 7:00pm in The Ahern Funeral Home


Memorial Contribution

3 Responses to 'Jones, Jr., Jimmy Dorsey'

  1. Andy Hewitt says:

    Andy Hewitt NC.

    To the Jones Family, please except my sincere condolences on behalf of the Hewitt Family.

    I was made aware of Jimmy’s passing and was litterally devastated and shock.

    Jimmy was like a little Brother to me that I enjoyed talking too when we grew up on CornWall St.
    Jimmy’s personality was one of a kind nothing I have seen to this date. He is as loyal a friend any human being could ever ask for and I will miss him dearly.

    God speed, your Brother from the Wall!!!.

  2. Kevin Jones says:

    To the Jones Family
    Please except my condolences on the loss of such a kind and thoughtful man. I haven’t seen Jimmy as regular as I did years ago when our children were younger but whenever we did meet up it was as if we had only been away for a day.
    Kevin D Jones

  3. Larrie Jones says:

    My friend, my brother, It’s okay to miss you, It’s okay to cry.
    Just know I’ll never forget you.

    This isn’t a permanent goodbye. Sometimes like today I sit and wonder if you are standing by my side, Giving me the courage to carry on with pride.

    I’ll hold onto our memories,
    Until this life is done. In my heart is where I’ll store them,
    Where we can be as one.

    Ya brother,


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