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James Eric Jones

May 27, 1952 – April 3, 2017

My Life at a Glimpse – Remembering Eric

On Monday, April 3, 2017, at 4:15 pm James Eric Jones transitioned from this life at The Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C., after a long battle with diabetes and other complications.

Eric was born on May 27, 1952 to James and Ruth Jones in Washington, D.C. He was educated in the D.C. Public School system where he attended Truesdell Elementary School; Rabaut Jr. High School and was a graduate of Roosevelt High School’s class of 1971. After high school he enrolled in an apprenticeship program at the Plumbers and Gasfitters Local 5 Union where he began his career as a plumber. He was a die-hard Washington Redskins fan. Eric enjoyed good music, hand dancing, family and friends. In his earlier days, he enjoyed running track, swimming, baseball, basketball and bicycling.

Eric is preceded by his parents James and Ruth Jones, 1 sister Tangia Jones. He is survived by his son Donnell Floyd; 1 brother Rodney Jones; 1 sister Josephine Stokes-Wheat; sister-in-law Sheila Jones; 1 nephew Ian Jones; 3 nieces; Lisa Monk, Michelle Jones, and Lashae Dandy; 3 aunts; Denyce Calloway; Joyce Cromartie; Betty Few; 2 uncles Allen Stokes and Willie Stokes, Jr., along with a host of other relatives and friends.

The Family would like to give a special thanks to The Deanwood Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, Washington, D.C. for being by his side during his time of need. Also many thanks to Providence Hospital, Washington, D.C. and the Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.