Charlie L. Jones, 73, was born to the late Edward and Annie Mae Rawls Jones on February 4, 1947 in Quincy, Florida. He departed this earthly life on Monday, December 7, 2020 at Prisma Health Richland Hospital, Columbia. Charlie attended the schools of Gadsen County, Florida. He began playing the guitar at a very early age. He took an old white wash pan, nailed a flat board to it, put several wires on it and began to make tunes. When his dad heard him, he immediately bought him a guitar. Charlie began playing guitar for gospel groups at the age of 10, which was the beginning of his musical career. He leaves to cherish his memories: his fiancé, Jenita Mason of Sumter; two sons, Samuel Jones of Winston-Salem, NC, Charlton Jones of Lynchburg; one brother, Edward Jones, Jr. of Blountstown, FLA; three sisters, Charity Marlowe, Artie McLeroy, Apostle Lerther Yhap, all of Quincy, FLA; a special nephew, Craig McLearoy; a special god sister, Dorothy Addison; two special godsons, Jashan Brooks and Jaxon McDuffie, and a host of other nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by one sister, Minister Annette Walker. In accordance with COVID 19 guidelines, the family is requesting no visitation at the home. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p. m., Saturday, December 12, 2020 in the John Wesley Williams, Sr. Memorial Chapel of Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter, with the Rev. Harry Clark, officiating. The procession will leave from the home at 1:30 p. m. Final Homegoing Celebration and resting place will be at a later date in Quincy, Florida.
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