Fred "Freddie" Jones was born on Jan. 15, 1946, to the late Lee Jones and Lucille McFadden Jones. He departed this earthly life on Oct. 30, 2017, when God said yes.

Freddie, as he was affectionately known, loved music and playing his bass guitar. His joy was helping different groups. His major groups were the Gospel Jubilees and the Sumter Violinaries. He played for anyone he could help.

He was married to Jerrildine Jefferson Jones. Freddie was retired. During his working career, he was employed with Southern Coating, Georgia Pacific, Kaydon and Carolina Furniture.

He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1963. He furthered his education at Central Carolina Technical College.

Left to cherish his memories are: his wife of 11 years; his sons, Derrick (Carolyn) Jones of Delaware, Andre (Belgin) Jones of Washington state, Tracy (Julia) Jones of Charleston, Kelly (Cornelia) Jones of California, and Tamadi (Oni) Jones of Texas; one sister, Geneva Covington of Sumter; two fathers-in-law, Eddie C. Harvin of Mayesville and Walter McClary of New York; seven sisters-in-law, Shirley (Herbert) Myers, Bettie Harvin, Valorie Harvin, Elsie (Brand) Wells of Mayesville, Darlene Brown of Sumter, and Alice Walker; 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, two step children; and a host of nieces, nephews and close friends.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, two brothers and his parents.

Public viewing will be held today from 2 to 6 p.m. at Job's Mortuary.

Mr. Jones will be placed in the church on Monday at 10 a.m. for viewing, until the hour of service.

Funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at Salem Chapel & Heritage Center (Westend Community Church), 101. S. Salem Ave., Sumter, with the Rev. Roosevelt McFadden, Officiating.

Interment will follow in Mt. Sinai Presbyterian Church Cemetery in St. Charles.

Family will be receiving friends at the home, 2150 Ave. C, Mayesville.

Job's Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., is in charge of arrangements.

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