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RYVELL JONES

September 23, 1992 July 14, 2010
RYVELL JONES
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Ryvell Jones, 17, of Lusby, MD passed away on July 14, 2010 at Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick, MD.
Ryvell Jones, son of Preston and Tucksandra Jones, was born in Prince Frederick, Maryland on September 23, 1992. He was preceded in death by his loving grandparents: Samuel Richard Parker, Marie Elizabeth Parker, Mervin Jones Jr., and Elizabeth Mae Jones.
Ryvell was educated in the public schools of Calvert County, Maryland and graduated from Calvert High School on June 10, 2010. He was to attend the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore in August. During this years' summer vacation, he practiced with the basketball team at Chesapeake College, Wye Mills in Maryland which he thoroughly enjoyed.Ryvell attended Community Church of Praise, formerly King's Apostle Holiness Church, where he gave his life to Christ. As a member, he attended Sunday school, participated in the Youth Choir and the Adult Choir (Gospelettes) and was a member of the Usher Board. As he continued to grow in the Lord, he was called to serve as a Jr. Deacon. As Ryvell faithfully attended Sunday school, his teacher, Ja-Nel James, recognized his gift of knowledge of the scriptures and inspired him to periodically teach the other youth in the church. During Ryvell's teenage years, he and his family joined Vineyard Deliverance Evangelistic Church and he participated in various activities.Ryvell loved basketball! He played for the Prince Frederick Eagles at an early age and became one of their star players. He played for Calvert Middle School in multiple positions. As he matriculated to high school, he played on the Calvert High School Cavaliers Varsity Basketball team. He played in a center position and numerous other positions. He was an all-around athlete and loved the #23 which he wore proudly on all of his uniforms. In his senior year, he was the team captain. During summer vacations, he played for the AAU Summer Leagues. As a result of Ryvell's achievements in this league, he was chosen as one of the "Best Basketball Players of AAU in the United States" and his name is to be published in their 2010 Inaugural Edition. He also played during the Annual Holy Convocation in Virginia Beach, of the King's Apostle Church World Ministries representing his church, Community Church of Praise. Whenever a basketball game was in progress in his presence, you would know for sure he managed to be a player in the game. Ryvell departed his life on Wednesday, July 14, doing what he loved, playing a scrimmage basketball game with his family and friends at the Chesapeake Beach Community Center.Ryvell Jones leaves to cherish his memories to his loving parents; Preston and Tucksandra Jones, Lusby, Maryland; Godmother; Josephine Wallace, Prince Frederick, Maryland; God-sister; Monesha Briscoe; his favorite cousin; James Savoy, who was like a big brother; and a dear friend; Alexis Smith, who he considered as his little sister; six aunts: Mabel Harrod (Oliver), Velma Scayles (Howard), Barbara Wheatley (Billy), Mable Wheatley (Preston), Josephine Wallace (Kenney), and Gloria Hicks; six uncles: Alvin Parker, George Jones (Delores), Donald Jones (Lavata), McKinley Mackall (Joy), Carlton Jones (Marcel), and Tyrone Jones; great aunts, cousins, and a host of relatives and special friends.

Cemetery:

Young\'s Cemetery 4230 Hunting Creek Road Huntingtown, MD 20639 (map/driving directions)

Visitation:

6:00 pm to 8:00pm at Sewell Funeral Home 1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick, MD 20678 on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 (map/driving directions)

10:00 am to 11:00 am at Crossroad Christian Church 150 Ball Road St. Leonard, Maryland 20685 on Thursday, July 22, 2010 (map/driving directions)

Service:

11:00 am at Crossroad Christian Church 150 Ball Road St. Leonard, Maryland 20685 on Thursday, July 22, 2010 (map/driving directions)

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