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JOSEPH RAYFIELD JONES

April 2, 1941 August 20, 2018
JOSEPH RAYFIELD JONES
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Joseph R ayfield Jones was born on April 2, 1941 to the late Rudolph
Costello and T heo Marie Jones.
Affectionately known as Rayfield or Ray, he was educated in the Calvert
County Public Schools System. He attended Brooks Senior High School
until he left to help provide for the family.
On March 21, 1964, he rn.arricd his life long love, Alberta Gray. Together
they raised their four beautiful children and seven wonderful
grandchildren.
R ayfield was a hard worker, and worked for many years in tobacco with
the help of his wife. He spent many years working in asphalt for llichard
Jones, Schwallenberg Paving, Premier Paving, Sheehi Paving and Franky
Graham. His diligence lead him to becoming foreman on most jobs. He
also loved working on cars, and for many years he was a sought after
mechanic.
R ayfield loved cooking and grilling, and would go to great lengths to
prepare the best meals for his family and friends. He loved traveling up
and down the eastern seaboard preparing his special ribs for those who
needed him. Even in his sickness, if you needed some, he would ready
the grill and sit for hours until those ribs reached perfection and delivered
them to you with a smile.
In 2009, R ayfield acceptedJesus Christ as his Savior, and along with his
wife Alberta joined the Church of God, where he served faithfully until
his health prevented him from attending regularly.
On Monday, August 20, 2018, Rayfield peacefully departed this life to
spend eternity with his Lord and Savior J esus Christ.
R ayfield was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers; William
Jacks and Rudolph Jr. He leaves a wonderful legacy of love to be
cherished by his loving wife of 54 years, Alberta; seven children: Shelvy
Booth (Carter), R aykeefe, Nathaniel, Matthew, Cleon (Tracy), Derek
(Christine), and Darryl (Anita); fifteen grandchildren, who were His
children; three great grandchildren; two brothers: William Jones (Vonda)
and Thomas Lorenzo Jones (Susan); four sisters: Lena Foote, Gloria
Wallace, Barbara Jones (Paige) and Paulette Parker (Arnold); three
brothers-in-law: Thomas Gray (Marietta), Jimmy Gray (Debra); and
Lloyd Gray (Florence); one sister-in-law: Thelma Long (Howard); a host
of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

27

Aug

6:00 PM 8/27/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/27/2018 8:00:00 PM
Sewell Funeral Home

1451 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Sewell Funeral Home
1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

28

Aug

10:00 AM 8/28/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/28/2018 11:00:00 AM
Church of God

1228 Marlboro Road
Lothian, MD 20711

Church of God
1228 Marlboro Road Lothian 20711 MD
United States

Service

Tuesday

28

Aug

11:00 AM 8/28/2018 11:00:00 AM
Church of God

1228 Marlboro Road
Lothian, MD 20711

Church of God
1228 Marlboro Road Lothian 20711 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Tuesday

28

Aug

1:00 PM 8/28/2018 1:00:00 PM
Southern Memorial Gardens

10155 Ward Road
Dunkirk, MD 20754

Southern Memorial Gardens
10155 Ward Road Dunkirk 20754 MD
United States
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