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William Wesley Jones, Jr.

William Wesley Jones, Jr.

William Wesley Jones, Jr.

William Jones, Jr.age 75, went to his heavenly home on Thursday, March 30, 2023 in Hammond, La.  He was born in Albany, Louisiana to the late, Gladys and William Jones Sr.  He was a 1966 graduate from Albany High School, who went on to retire as a Master Sergeant from the Department of Corrections after 20 years of dedicated service.  William was a proud member of the Teamsters Local #5.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, planning family reunions, playing pool and going fishing.  William was an avid reader, he could get lost in any book from Stephen King to Louis L'Amour, while listening to oldies music, especially Elvis.  Or you could find him coaching LSU from the comfort of his own couch.  Above all, William loved spending time with his family and was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, who is already deeply missed by all who knew him.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 52 years, MaryAnn Schillage Jones; adoring daughter, Sherri Lynn Jones Rester and husband Randy; beautiful granddaughter, Laci Shae Rester; siblings, Essie Kinchen and husband Jerry, Allen "Bootsie" Jones and wife Jackie, sister-in-law, Glenda C. Jones; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; siblings, Mary Lou Jones Wakeham, Willis Shelton Jones Sr., and Penny Neal; and his grandparents, Willis and Mary Jones, and Shelton and Janie Stilley.

Family and friends are invited to attend the Celebration of Life Service at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 12:00 noon with visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Pastor Eddie Koch will be officiating the services with interment to follow in Blood River Baptist Church Cemetery in Albany.

The family would like to thank the staff at North Oaks Medical Center, Dr. Rab and his assistants along with Post Acute Medical Center in Hammond for taking such great care of Mr. William and going the extra mile to make sure his wife and family were comfortable and had everything they needed during his final journey.

Services and care have been entrusted to Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home.

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