Senior Funeral Attendant
Everyone has a calling in life and the funeral
business is Mr. Jones' calling. With over 20 years experience, he has an
unwavering love for the business of funeral service.
Starting at only 16 years old he
volunteered and was later employed and studied under Frederick Carter,
owner of Carter Funeral Home in Newport News Va. He later took what he had
learned and moved to RC Perkins Funeral Home in Hampton Va. , taking much direction
and many valuable lessons from the late Ronald C Perkins Sr.
With encouragement from
Mr. Perkins , Mr. Jones enrolled in the #1 mortuary school in the
nation; the prestigious Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in
Atlanta, Georgia, earning his AAS in Funeral Service.
While enrolled in school
Mr. Jones stayed and worked as an resident trainee with Murray Bros.
Funeral Chapels, (Cascade Chapel). Upon returning to the
peninsula, Mr Jones started an apprenticeship under Mr. William T. Stone, owner of
Whitings Funeral Home in Williamsburg Virginia. Later Mr. Jones was approached by his
mentor Mr. Lewis I. Nicholson Jr., who was in the process of opening
Nicholson-Cummings Funeral Home . Mr. Jones jumped at the opportunity to
join/invest in the start- up business which later became the number one
funeral home on the peninsula.
Mr. Jones is delighted to say that
all of his travels has lead him to the Southside, to The Original Fitchett Funeral Home / Liberty St.,
where his genuine love for the business of taking care of your loved ones can grow
and continue in the spirit of excellence and with the professionalism to which he has become accustomed.