|St. Louis City Resolution Number 235
February 1, 2013
|Resolutions adopted during the 2012 session by the St. Louis City Board of Aldermen
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Samuel Caleb Jones
WHEREAS, we pause in our deliberations to note the untimely passing of lifelong St. Louis resident, Samuel Caleb Jones; and
WHEREAS, Samuel Caleb Jones, affectionately known as "Big Daddy" was born to the union of John & Mary Jones on August 29, 1944, in McCrory, Arkansas. He was one of eight children born to this union. Both parents and two siblings preceded his death; and
WHEREAS, Sam confessed his belief in Christ at an early age, at Morning View MB Church in McCrory, Arkansas. He was a faithful member of the Prince of Peace Missionary Baptist Church. He acquired his education in the McCrory, Arkansas Public Schools. Sam later relocated to St. Louis, Missouri after graduation; and
WHEREAS, Samuel was employed with Wagner Electric through the early 1970's, and later employed by Ferguson-Florissant School District and St. Louis County Library. Sam retired in 2009; and
WHEREAS, Sam was joined in holy matrimony to Marvette Hunter on December 23, 1966. Sam and Marvette were blessed with two daughters, Denise Jones Watt and Pamela Jones-East; and
WHEREAS, Sam loved his family and friends dearly. He was an avid sports fan, had a great sense of humor, never forgot anyone's name or face, and always had a smile on his face. He was a proud father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, brother and friend. Sam left an everlasting mark on every heart he met; and
WHEREAS, the Lord called Sam home on Thursday, January 31 2013 at 8:55am in the comfort of his residence. He leaves to cherish his rich legacy, a loving and devoted wife Marvette Jones; daughters, Denise (John), Sarah, Pamela (Stuart); Sisters, Johnnie, Verna Mae, Mary Lee, Beatrice and Hattie; Special nephews, Albert (Shirley), Robert (Jeannie), Marquis; brother Andrew (Marie); grandchildren, Kristopher, David (Slim), Dominique (D.D), Julisa (Eyes), Keith (Lil Keith), Jonathan (Jon-Jon), Jennifer (Jen-Jen), Dylan (Dyl-Dyl); great grandchildren, Jayden (King), Kweli, Leslie (Pretty Girl), and Kafil (Chosen One);in-laws, Donald (Peggy), Susan (Jerry), Beverly (Ben), Renee (Mr. B.),Keith (Becky) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Aldermen of the City of St. Louis that we pause to remember the many contributions of Samuel Caleb Jones to the citizens of the City of St. Louis and we join with his many friends in expressing our sorrow at his passing, and we further direct the Clerk of this Board to spread a copy of this Resolution across the minutes of these proceedings and to prepare a memorial copy for presentation to the Jones family, at a time and place deemed appropriate by the Sponsor
Introduced on the 8th day of February, 2013 by:
Honorable Jeffrey L. Boyd, Alderman 22nd Ward
Adopted this the 8th day of February, 2013 as attested by:
David W. Sweeney
Clerk, Board of Aldermen
Lewis E. Reed
President, Board of Aldermen
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