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Otis Jones

Otis A. Jones

Friday, February 8th, 1952 - Sunday, January 3rd, 2021
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Reverend Otis A. Jones Sr., 68, transitioned Sunday, January 3, 2021. Born in East Chicago, Indiana, he attended school in Hammond, IN. Otis served our country as a proud U.S. Air Force veteran during the Vietnam War. Otis was a dedicated previous member of Tree of Life Missionary Baptist Church in Gary, IN, where he was licensed and ordained in the ministry by Pastor Cato Brooks, Jr. Otis attended Taylor University in Fort Wayne, IN where he earned his Bachelors degree in Pastoral Ministries. He earned his Masters in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. Otis worked for Parkview Hospital Fort Wayne in their environment service department prior to his retirement. Otis possessed a strong and unwavering faith in the Lord and served as a chaplain for the Truck Stop Ministry. He loved his church home where he served as associate pastor of Calvary Baptist Church with Reverend Mike Harris as the senior pastor. Otis was a great plumber. Otis enjoyed working on cars, taking care of his lawn, and spending time with his family. Otis was preceded in death by wonderful parents: Earl and Naomi Jones. Surviving are his wife of 27 years, Dr. Verleaish Jones; loving children: Tashauna, Tendeka, Tembekile, Kolekile, Akintunde (Brittany), Bakari, Otis Jr.; honorary son: Phillip; loving grandchildren: Asanté and Ayindé; caring siblings: Louella, Joyce, Earline, Josephine (Michael), Caroline, Booker Theon (Nellie), Willie (Mildred); and favorite nephew: Virgil. Otis is also survived by 24 grandchildren who affectionately called him, “Poppy” and one great grandchild- AJ. Service is noon, Friday, January 15, 2021 at Calvary Baptist Church, 7810 Saint Joe Center Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46835, with calling from 10 am until the services. Burial in Concordia Gardens Cemetery, 5300 Lake Ave. Fort Wayne, IN 46815. Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church. Service arrangements compassionately handled by FairHaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 15th, 2021 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Friday, January 15th, 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    Calvary Baptist Church
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  • Service

    Friday, January 15th, 2021 | 12:00pm
    When
    Friday, January 15th, 2021 12:00pm
    Location
    Calvary Baptist Church
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  • Interment

    Location
    Concordia Cemetery Gardens
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    Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Friends of Rev. Louella Jones

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To Rev. Lou Jones and Family. Our deepest heartfelt sympathy and prayers. Much love from your friends.
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TaShauna Jones

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Your lovely daughter TaShauna; your handsome grandsons TaZarius, TaVontae and your beautiful first great granddaughter Sali Alexandria.
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