Earl Meritt Jones Dies at 58

Earl Meritt Jones Earl Meritt Jones, also known as “Macho,” died on Sunday, July 31, at the age of 58.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Joseph Jones; and mother, Mary Estelle Turnbull Jones.
Earl leaves behind to mourn his children: Ahlia Ie’Lora, Naiema Tai, Akeil Earl, Biko Zaid Jones and Sylvanie Janet Maxwell; granddaughter: Amariah Leora Paul; brothers: Charles, Dalton, Stanley, Raymond, Lawrence, Calvin, Howard and Steve Jones; sisters: Judy Jones, Shirley Jones-Peters and Cheryl Jones-Gage; sisters-in-law: Mona, Alethea, Iona, Josephine, Diane and Sharmain Jones; brothers-in-law: Charles Gage; and aunt, Esmie Turnbull Stoutt.
He is also survived by his uncle, L. Norwell Turnbull; nieces and nephews: Whitney, Brittney, Kirk, Colin, Darryl, Shorn, Shevon, Shavoy, Andre, Andrew, Anisha, Howard Amard, She’coy, Jermaine, Taylor, Amara Jones, David Fleming, Makada Johnson, Macara Johnson, Sherice Tuttle, Dalton George, Shenika, Jameel, and Kirsha Peters, Cherika Gage-Gregory and Chadd Gage; and companion; Delcine Conway.
Other survivors include special friends: Dona Browne Jones, Jestina Selkridge, Janis Esannason, J. Coffy Pieternelle and Vivian Pieternelle, Winifred Jonas, Peterson Paul and Matthew Arnold; godsons: Renard James, La’Var Lawrence Jr. and Kenneth Selkridge Jr.; goddaughters: Sherice James and Tvannah Henry; members of the St. Croix Career and Technical Education Center and the St. Croix Educational Complex family, members of the Methodist Church Circuit family; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the viewing from 9-10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 26, at Ebenezer Methodist Church. The service will follow at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Kingshill Cemetery, Veterans Section.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of James Memorial Funeral Home Inc.

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