The angels descended from heaven and came for Simmy "Sam" Jones, 79, on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at Springdale Health Care Center, Camden.

Born on Nov. 20, 1939, in Lyons, Georgia, he was a son of the late Roger and Katherine Davis Jones. At an early age, Simmy left Georgia to live in Chicago with his Aunt Alama and Uncle Cleveland, where he graduated from DuSable Leadership Academy. After graduation, he relocated to New Jersey, where he attended trade school to become a mechanic. He also attended First Baptist Church, Linden, New Jersey, and was a lead singer with the choir. Later, he moved to South Carolina and became a member of Mt. Glory Baptist Church under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Mary R. Lowery Harvin.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his devoted wife, Rosa Lee Lowery Jones; two daughters, Jennifer Jones of Linden and Naimah Jones (Jermaine) Nelson of Charlotte, North Carolina; one son, Jon Jones of Columbia; one brother, John L. Jones (Josephine) of Chicago; one sister, Sarah Johnson of Roselle, New Jersey; a special niece, Loretta Howard of Atlanta; a special nephew, Jules Howell of Columbia; three brothers-in-law, Thomas "Bubba" (Seretta) Lowery, Eddie (Lettie) Charles and Calvin Hastie, all of Sumter; two sisters-in-law, Ruby Jones of Morristown, New Jersey, and the Rev. Dr. Mary R. Lowery Harvin of Sumter; three grandchildren, Amari, Jalynn and Kennadi; and a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the home, 3450 Kel Sam Drive, Dalzell.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel, Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter, with Pastor Marie Sanders, pastor of Anointed Word Christian Worship Center, officiating, eulogist.

The funeral procession will leave at 12:20 p.m. from the home.

Services directed by the management and staff of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter. Online memorial messages may be sent to the family at Visit us on the web at