Rickey Jones


Mr. Rickey R. Jones, 63, of Parksley, left this life for his eternal heavenly home on Thursday, March 23, 2023, in Nelsonia.

Born in St. Louis, Ill., Rickey was the beloved son of Ted and Barbara O. Jones.

Rickey attended elementary and middle school in Illinois and relocated to Memphis, Tenn., where he attended high school. In 1989, he relocated to Virginia where he met his wife, Marshell. They were united in matrimony on April 26, 1989, and were blessed to have shared 33 years of marriage. During his Christian journey, Rickey attended and became a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church.

Rickey was previously employed at Tyson Foods and was gainfully employed at Perdue Farms at the time of his untimely demise.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 1, 2023, at Adams U. M. Church, Parksley, with the Rev. Gregory L. Duncan Sr. officiating.

Those left to cherish the many fond memories are: his wife, Marshell; children, Sheila Jefferson, Tavaris Jones, Rickey Jones Jr., Vicky Brown, Nicky Brown, LaKisha Brown, Miquel France, Keshawn Savage Sr., Ryckia M. Jones, and a grandson whom he raised as his son, K’Jai Pettit; 22 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Sheila Whiting, Melvis Jones, and Tammy French; brother, Michael; sisters-in-love, Toni Malone, Justine Annis, Denise Smith, Alma Warner, Tammie Townsend, and MeLisa Marshall; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were by the Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac.

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