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Lonnie Jones Jr.

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Lonnie Jones Jr.

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1942 – 2019

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in Porterdale. He also worked for several years in the construction industry (Jacobs Builders) before going into the carpet textile industry, where he spent many years working in the maintenance department.

He started working at Hollytex in Milledgeville in 1973 and continued on until he retired from Mohawk Industries in 2008.

In the mid-’70s, Lonnie, his wife and loving mother entered the restaurant industry by opening their restaurant, named the Desert House Restaurant. Even though Lonnie was working a full-time job, he still was able to assist with the daily operations of the Desert House Restaurant.

The restaurant eventually became a staple in the community, lasting for over 30 years. Lonnie was a dedicated man who valued his family, especially his grandchildren. One of his favorite pastimes was grilling while spending quality time with his family.

He was gifted with hands and was always willing to help family and friends repair or build something whenever called upon. Lonnie was a true sports fan and was an avid follower of the Atlanta Braves and the Georgia Bulldogs.

After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Lonnie reached eternal rest on June 27, 2019. He was preceded in death by his father, Lonnie Jones Sr.; his two brothers, Emanuel Jones and Alton Ray Jones as well as his mother, Sarah Mae Jones.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Nancy L. Jones; children, Timothy Jones of Eatonton, Ursula Chatmon of Lizella, and Lonnette Jones of Eatonton; grandchildren, Brandi Patterson (Justin) of McDonough, Ravyn Chatmon, Roddrick Chatmon Jr. and Ryan Chatmon; sister, Louise Baity (Sam) of Atlanta; brothers, Freddie Jones (Janice) of Eatonton, Willie Jones of Eatonton; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Professional services entrusted to Hurt’s Funeral Home in Eatonton, Georgia.