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Lester "Les" Laron Jones, Sr.

May 21, 1963 — June 29, 2024

Charlotte, NC

Lester Laron Jones Sr., affectionately known as Les, passed away on June 29, 2024, in Charlotte, North Carolina, at the age of 61. Born on May 21, 1963, to the late Alvin and Louise Jones. Les grew into a disciplined and mild-mannered individual, known for his unforgettable smile and infectious laugh.

Les had a distinguished career as a Corrections Officer, working at Gateway, Albion, and the Erie Community Correctional Facility. He was also a self-defense trainer and a respected figure at Erie CCC. His passion for teaching extended into the martial arts, where he was known as "Master Jones" at TKO, under the guidance of Chief Instructor Master Arrington. 

A devout believer, Les worshipped at Victory Christian Center alongside his mother, Mrs. Louise Jones. His faith was a cornerstone of his life, providing strength and comfort through his battles with health issues. 

Les's hobbies were as vibrant as his career. He began practicing Taekwondo and Kickboxing at a young age, traveling globally to compete and garnering many trophies and plaques. Les also enjoyed a stint as a fashion model in his younger years, showcasing his diverse talents and impeccable sense of style. 

Les leaves behind his wife, Melinda Williams Jones, and a loving family including his daughters: Alexis Stearns, Tae'ya Williams, and sons Lester Jones Jr., Joseph Jones, Torion Jones, Kyree Jones, Idris Bash, Kresson Britt, and Tomaj' Tate. He is also survived by his brothers Lamont Jones, Scott (Kristen) Jones, David Morris, Mitchell Jones, a special cousin Ms. Marie Owens, Uncle Freddie (Sarah) Johnson, and his thirteen grandchildren, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members. Vanessa Norton Booker a lifelong friend, and many others will also miss his legacy. In addition to his parents, Les is preceded in death by his brother Larry Jones, and relatives Uncle William Johnson, and Aunt Charlice Walters.  

The family would like to extend a special heartfelt thanks to Gracious Living Adult Day Center, Huntsville, NC for all their love and support going above and beyond making Les’ last year’s full of joy, love, and laughter. Mr. and Mrs. Allgood, nurse Melissa, and all of the nurses and staff; you are a blessing and make life so meaningful to those battling health problems throughout their life.  

Services to honor Les's life will be held at Victory Christian Center Cathedral of Erie INC, located at 1129 Pennsylvania Ave. Erie, PA 16503 on Saturday July 6, 2024. The Viewing will be at 11 am and the funeral service will proceed at 1 pm. Burton Quinn-Scott Cremation & Funeral Services, INC., located in Erie, PA, is assisting the family during this time. Les's legacy of kindness, discipline, and love will forever be cherished by those who knew him. 

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Saturday, July 6, 2024

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Victory Christian Center Cathedral of Erie INC

1129 Pennsylvania Avenue, Erie, PA 16503

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Funeral Service

Saturday, July 6, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Victory Christian Center Cathedral of Erie INC

1129 Pennsylvania Avenue, Erie, PA 16503

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