A graveside service for George “Hank” Jones Jr. will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 25, at Community Baptist Church Cemetery near Kilmichael. Rev. Jerry McNeer will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Chris Marter, Flint Trusty, Will Sullivan, Josh Biford, Cliff Box, and Scott Adams.
Mr. Jones, 37, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021. He was born on July 8, 1983, to George H. and Marilyn Gibson Jones in Winona. He was a restaurant manager and a member of Community Baptist Church. He was an avid fan of the band Widespread Panic.
Mr. Jones is survived by his mother, Marilyn Jones of Winona; two sisters, Misty Smith (Charles) of Winona and Laura Jones of Brandon; maternal grandmother, Nell Gibson (known to all as “Grand”) of Winona; two nieces, Alana Bond (Tanner) of Winona and Alisha Adams of Jackson; nephew, Scotty Adams of Winona; and great-nephew and side kick, Brantley Bond. He is also survived by his loving girlfriend, Cassidy Simpson of Ackerman. He was preceded in death by his father; and sister, Dana Jones.
I met Hank in my first year at Miss State. Little did I know at the time that we would be close friends from that moment on. We lived together in multiple places at different times in our lives and shared too many laughs and inside jokes to mention. I will never forget his personality or his witty comebacks for nearly every situation. I will miss my friend.