The life of Clifford Eugene Jones Sr. began on April 28, 1940, in Port St Joe, Florida, to his parents, Pauline Jones and Samuel Jefferson Henderson.
Clifford was raised by a praying family who loved him and taught him the value of love, respect and hard work. He lived by the motto of the family, first. Clifford was a praying man and loved the Lord. His passion was sports, particularly basketball. So much so that he was given a free lifetime membership pass to enter all high school sports in the State of Florida. Clifford was united in holy matrimony to Sandra McKelvy on February 5, 1975. He was affectionately known as "Kill" and "Boss man." Clifford retired from the Department of Corrections where he worked in food service. He loved to cook and feed people. Clifford was loved and respected by his family and those with whom he came in contact.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Pauline Jones-Parker, his step-mother Inez Henderson, his father Samuel Henderson and his step-father, Will Parker; his son, Clifford Eugene Jones Jr. and his daughter, Pauline Denise Jones; his brothers Samuel Henderson, Early Carl Henderson and sisters Frances Henderson, Callie Ambers, Lillie Barnes and Shirley Pittman; and his grand-daughter, Carmine "Shumon" Lee.
He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Sandra Denise Jones; five sons, Darelle Lockley Sr. of Jefferson, Louisiana, Gerald Dawson, Bruce Jones (Stacy) and Cornelius "C.J." of Panama City, Florida, as well as Price Jones (Israa) of Sacramento, California; two daughters, Patricia Jones (Robert) of Apalachicola, Florida, and Alocyndor Underwood (Mandricka) of Lakeland, Florida; three brothers, Theodore Henderson (Erlene) of Lakeland Florida, Dr. Marvin Henderson (Irene) of Cottondale, Florida; six sisters, Olivia Godbold, Eula Johnson, Evelyn Pittman (Joe), Josephine Lewis (Alfonzia) of Jacob City, Florida, Latrice Henderson of Hampton, Virginia and Rosetta Parker of Port St Joe; thirty grandchildren and forty-one great-grandchildren; special niece Sylvia Forward; special friends Amos Pittman, Charles Beachum and Isaac "Bo leg" Thomas; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
Services were held Saturday July 28, 2018, at Body of Christ Church in Port St Joe, Florida.
Services were under the direction of Comforter Funeral Home.