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MacArthur Jones was born October 16, 1943, in Huntingtown, Maryland to the late Genious Wilford and Mary Virginia Jones of Huntingtown, Maryland, and departed this life on July 9, 2016. Mac, as he was known, received the Lord as his savior at an early age.
Mac attended Mount Hope Elementary School and graduated from Brooks High School. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Coppin State College, received his Masters Degree from Bowie State University, and earned sixty hours toward his Doctorate Degree in Education. Mac began his teaching career in 1965. He was a classroom teacher for eight years, a Vice Principal for eleven years, Supervisor of Instruction for one year, Supervisor of Title One and Special Programs for one year, Principal of Huntingtown and Mutual Elementary Schools for a total of nine years. Mac often participated in special events with his students to make learning fun. He kept his promise of wearing pajamas to school for the day, when all students met the challenge of reading ten books. During Black History Month, he loved portraying Louis Armstrong while playing his trumpet and he portrayed other famous talented blacks. Mac retired in 1996 after thirty years of service.
Mac was co-owner of Big V Supermarket in Washington, DC for five years and he worked at Safeway Stores, Inc. for ten years. He was also a waterproofing and concrete contractor from 1965 until the late nineties. Mac was also the Vice President and COO of the National Institute of Security Education Corporation. He completed a six year term on the Elected School Board for the Calvert County Public School System and was appointed by Governor Robert Erlich to serve on the Board of Directors of the College of Southern Maryland. Mac was a Lay Leader and Lay Speaker at Patuxent United Methodist Church for twenty years. He loved his church and church family and worked in the church, for several years, in many different capacities.
Mac was a member of the following organizations: Huntingtown Methodist Men, Master Mason of the Dunkirk Lodge #77 F. & A.M., PHA., Maryland Association of Elementary School Principals, National Association of Secondary School Principals, Calvert County Vo-Tech Foundation, Executive Board of the Maryland Association of School Curriculum Development, Calvert County Hospice, Calvert County Planning Commission, 50 Member Panel-Schools for Success/Goals 2000, Life Member CEA, MSTA, and NEA, Life Member NAACP, Calvert County Kiwanis, Board Member American Heart Association, Concerned Black Men of Calvert County, Board Member, Friends of Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, Treasurer Calvert County Credit Union, Chairman, Southern Maryland Investment in Character Campaign for the Boy Scouts of America and President, Calvert Association of Supervisors and Administrators (CASA). Mac also received many awards and recognitions in his lifetime for the many committees and organizations in which he served and for the help that he gave to others.
Mac displayed the love of God by helping better the lives of children and adults alike. In his early years of teaching he would even take a problem student home to discuss the situation with their parents. He had a great love for cars, and car racing. Mac loved his in-laws as if they were his own sisters and brothers. He always displayed a great love for his wife and daughters and loved spoiling his grandchildren, while always emphasizing the importance of education.
Mac was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Wilford Eugene Jones. He leaves to cherish his love and memories, his wonderfully loving wife of fifty-one years; Sandra Jones, three daughters; Judy Mackall (Kevin), Patrice Chase, and Lomone White (Chevy), four grandchildren; Janae Chase, Jarred White, Harleigh White and Erin Gross, one great-grandson; Caiden Chase, three sisters; Zara Jenkins, Ruby Jones and Blanche Harris (John); one brother; Paul Jones (Odessa), one adopted brother; Frederick O. Jones (Marion), six sisters-in-law; Sadie Smith, Jean Sesker, Bernadine Freeland (Charles), Verma Hilson, Diane Freeland (Larry), Joann Adams (Frankie Lee), five brothers-in-law; Anthony Smith (Iola), Samuel Smith (Christine), David Smith (Roberta), Donald Smith (Sheila) and Kelvin Smith (Quanda), one uncle; Samuel Jones, five aunts; Maude, Shirley, Juanita, Alice and Corina Jones, a special nephew; Tyrone Jones (Tarsha), and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. His special friends are Clarence Duppins, Allen Brown, Nathaniel Meyers, William Reynolds, the late Russell Reid and the members of the William Sampson Brooks High School Class of 1961.