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Robert Louis Jones

August 13, 1937 — October 1, 2023

New Carrolton

 

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 SargentRobert 
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 usherAn active member of United Methodist men, Robert believed in doing 
whatever was needed to support the churchDuring 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, MDRobert leaves to cherish his memoriesa sister, Emma D. Jones of 
Covington, GA; brothers-in law; Arthur Powell of Tuskegee, AL; and Augustine (Marva) Powell 
of Detroit, MIRobert 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. 
 
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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, October 20, 2023

10:00 - 11:00am (Eastern time)

First United Methodist Church

6201 Belcrest Rd, Hyattsville, MD 20782

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Funeral Service

Friday, October 20, 2023

11:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern time)

First United Methodist Church

6201 Belcrest Rd, Hyattsville, MD 20782

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Graveside Service

Friday, October 20, 2023

12:30 - 1:00pm (Eastern time)

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