Robert Louis Jones
August 13, 1937 — October 1, 2023
Our beloved Robert Louis Jones, 86, of New Carrollton, Maryland passed away peacefully at
home on Monday, October 1, 2023.
Robert was born August 13, 1937 in Philomath, Georgia, the son of Everine Pope and Marian
Jones. At the age of 5, he attended New Springhill School until moving to Washington, Georgia
in 1948 where he attended The Washington Color School. Robert graduated as salutatorian in
1954 and won a partial scholarship to Tuskegee Institute at Tuskegee Alabama. Robert moved
backed to Georgia where he worked at Emory University as a medical laboratory researcher
until joining the United States Air Force. While in the Air Force, Robert was stationed at several
bases including, Vanderberg Air Force Base, Lompoc California, Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha,
Nebraska, Anderson Air Force Base, Yigo, Guam, and Thule Air Force, Greenland. He was last
stationed at The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Washington, District of Columbia. Robert retired in 1979 at the rank of Master Sargent. Robert
continued working as medical laboratory technician at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
until finally retiring in 2007.
When Robert and his family moved to Maryland, he became a faithful member of First United
Methodist Church of Hyattsville. Robert taught Sunday school, sang in the gospel choir, and
served as an usher. An active member of United Methodist men, Robert believed in doing
whatever was needed to support the church. During the winter months, Robert and Annie
attended New Song United Methodist Church in Surprise, Arizona.
Robert is survived by his wife, Annie Jeannette (Powell). Married for 64 years, Robert and Annie
have two children: daughter Cheryl Jones, of New Carrollton, MD and son Kenneth Jones of
New Carrollton, MD. Robert leaves to cherish his memories: a sister, Emma D. Jones of
Covington, GA; brothers-in law; Arthur Powell of Tuskegee, AL; and Augustine (Marva) Powell
of Detroit, MI. Robert is preceded in death by brother-in law Thomas Powell of Tuskegee, AL;
and sisters-in laws Eva Hires of Tuskegee, AL and Clementine Mobley of Columbus, GA.
Robert also leaves a host of other relatives and friends.
Now that Robert’s work is done, may he rest in peace.