Bro. Johnny L. Jones
Funeral Date: 11/18/2012

Obituary:
Brother Johnny L. Jones, age 71, of Warren, AR. went home to be with our Lord on November 16, 2012. He was born on May 4, 1941 in the Auburn Community which is now Fort Chaffee, AR. He was the son of Marshall "Chuck" Jones and Ila M. Jones. He is survived by his wife Bernadine Marie Jeremiah Jones, 4 daughters, Denise Smith, Warren, AR. Angela Shinn (Steve), Conway, AR. Tina McClain, Monticello, AR., Tanya Johnson (A.J.), Banks, AR. 6 Grandchildren Jonathan Wright (Samantha), Kyle Shinn, Faith Marie Boykin (B.J.) Krysten Shinn, Erin Lee McClain, Kyndall Shinn. One Great Granddaughter, Brayleigh Marie Boykin. 1 brother, Gary Don Jones of New Blaine, Arkansas, 2 sisters, Jacqueline Berkley of Barling, AR and Charlotte Jay of Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was preceded in his passing by his father, Marshall Jones, his mother, Ila M. Jones, 2 brothers, Billy Marshall Jones, Terry Ray Jones and 2 sisters Carolyn Geheb of Fort Smith and Barbara Sue Dyer of Fort Smith. Johnny and Bernadine were married for 52 years as of November 4, 2012 and he was called into the ministry in 1961. He was an ordained Free Will Baptist minister and pastored Churches in Oklahoma, Texas and Warren Arkansas in the Saline Association. He was a32ND. degree mason, shriner and had served in the U.S. Army and the Army National Guard for over 20 years. He retired with the rank of Staff Sergeant in the HQ3-163 Infantry Batallion and was an assistant Chaplin when he retired. He was at Little Rock in the Army National Guard when the famous "nine" were being a part of the ordered desecration and he actually was one of the ones transporting the students to school. He was in love with deer hunting and fishing. He was the founder of Johnny’s Radiator Shop in Warren, Arkansas which he managed since 1973. It is now owned by his daughter, Tanya Johnson and her husband, A.J. He loved deer hunting and fishing and all aspects of the two Army’s he served in. The army of the Lord and the army of the United States. He loved people and laughter. The horrible disease of Alzheimers Destroyed his body. He will be missed but his life will always be celebrated in the hearts of the ones he leaves behind. A find to many and helped many people spiritually and physically. The celebration of his life was 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 2012 at the Warren Cultural Center. Many things could be said and elaborated on, but he preached his sermon by the life he lived and there will never by another like him.

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Name: Saline Association of Free Will Baptist
Message: The Saline Association is so very sorry to hear about Brother Johnny's passing. We appreciate the many years of his ministry given to the Lord and the Free Will Baptist. We are praying for the Lord to give the family and friends peace and comfort during this time of loss. Our loss is truly Heaven's gain. With love, your Brothers and Sisters in Christ.

Name: Harmony Free Will Baptist Church
Message: Brother Johnny Jones holds a very special place in the hearts of everyone at Harmony. We loved him and his family very much. We appreciate the 10 years that he served the Lord as our pastor. We will always remember him and especially his laughter. Praying for the Lord to comfort all the family and friends during this time of loss. With love, all your Brothers and Sisters in Christ at Harmony Free Will Baptist Church.

Name: Tracy and Monica Nichols
Message: The family is in our thoughts and prayers. Awesome memories that will be treasured forever.

Name: Rev. Tim mcdaniel
Message: Bro johnny was a great man of God and will be missed dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you while you mourn the loss of your Loved one.

Name: Charles and Dana Kelley
Message: Our prayers are with your family.What a dear sweet man,He touched so many hearts.

Name: EJ Oldner
Message: Wonderful tribute to our beloved Johnny. There really will never be another!

Name: Melissa Bradley-Hudspeth.
Message: To the family of Brother Johnny, He was an amazing man, his laughter and most of all his love of GOD and leading people to GOD. A true inspiration, my opinion a legacy of ministry. So Bro. Johnny "onward Christian soldier". My thoughts and prayers are with each you. A great family you all are. GOD bless you.

Name: Dawn M. Atkins
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Name: Johnnie Angle
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

Name: James and Chasity, Daughters Angle
Message: Will keep each of you in our Thoughts and Prayers

Name: Debbie Briant
Message: Sorry for your loss but we know he is shouting and prasing the Lord and not suffering any more.

Name: Phili & Linda Cathey
Message: so sorry for your loss Bro. Jonney will be missed.

Name: Kent Sibley
Message: So sorry for your loss

Name: JP & SHEILA MCVAY
Message: MAY THE GATES OF HEAVEN OPEN WIDE FOR BRO. JONES

Name: Eddie & Brenda Pope
Message: Bernadine, Denise, Tanya and the rest of the family, Would like to take a moment to wish you the deepest sympathy and may God comfort you during this sadden time of your life. Your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: mary withers
Message: i am sorry for your loss, i will pray for the family, he is in the prence of the lord now

Name: kevin doggett
Message: Bro. Johnny will be greatly missed. You never saw him, when he didn't have a smile on his face. Now he is smiling talking to the one he preached about. May God bless y'all as you go through this time of lost. Just remember he's always with you in your hearts.

Name: Jerry and Marsha Sadler
Message: Johnny Jones was a man who loved others like Christ loves us. He obeyed this new commandment of our Lord with humility and with boldness. It was this witness that led my family into our relationship with our Lord. We will never forget him. We have already grieved our loss but rejoice with Bernadine and the girls his gain.

Name: Janelle Davis
Message: Though I never met Johnny, I feel like I know him. He had to be very special to win the heart of Bernadine, my dear friend of so many years.

Name: Andy Gibbs
Message: Dear Jones Family: You are and will be in our thoughts and prayers. Your father always had a smile on his face and a good word of encouragement. He lit up any room he walked into. We can honor his legacy by picking up where he left off. In Christ, Andy, Kim, Drew and Ridge Gibbs

Name: William & Toni Carr Miller
Message: We are so sorry for your loss but you and I both know GOD has a new angel. Our prayer are with you.

Name: Marlene Elliott
Message: I am SO sorry to just now be reading of Mr. Johnny's passing. You will all be in my prayers.

Name: Bo and CJ TANNER
Message: Our heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of Brother Johnny. To Jonathan Wright, your words and your love for your grandfather are truly an inspiration. We feel like we knew him. May God bless you all.

Name: Tammy Anders-Benbrook
Message: Denise, Angela and family, so sorry to hear about your loss. May God grant you peace during this difficult time.

Name: Becky Young
Message: Tonya and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Brother Johnny was a wonderful man and most certainly a Christian inspiration. The number of lives he touched was endless. God bless you all during this time. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Love, Becky Young

Name: Ronda Kovalck-Robbins
Message: Sis. Bernadine, and family, so sorry for your loss. Thank you for being my Parents friends, all those years ago. They are gone, so now the three of them are having a reunion in Heaven. God Bless you and comfort you and your families. You all are in our prayers. Ronda Kovalck-Robbins.

Name: Renae Allen
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with the Jones Family. Johnny was loved by many. I remember fishing with him and my dad. On one trip I "caught" him. I know it hurt, but he just laughed and said that I could say I caught the big one! He was always good for a laugh and a hug!

Name: Royce & Margie Ellis
Message: We only heard him preach one time, but never forgot it. He also fixed a bunch of air cond. for us. A wonderful man of God.

Name: James Wright
Message: So sorry to hear of Bro. Johnny's passing. We can't say we lost him because we know where he is, in the presence of The Lord! Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time of adjustment.

Name: Tammy Hensley
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Name: Jeremiah Gallentine
Message: Bro. Johnny you have been true to the Lord Jesus and a faithful friend through the years. Now u can stroll all over heaven with Jesus.

Name: Danny & Brenda Forrest
Message: So very sorry to hear this. Danny served with Johnny in the Guard & we used his Radiator shop for services many times.