James Jones, age 86, of East Chicago, IN, passed away peacefully on July 29, 2019. James accepted Christ at an early age. He was a member of Friendship MBC, singing in the Male Chorus and Sanctuary Choir. He retired from Universal Atlas Cement Co. in the 70s, and became an avid gardener and handy man until his health began to fail. He was preceded in death by his parents Sam and Emma Jones; brothers, George, J.B., Leroy, Walter, Willie, Sammie, Mannie, and Lieutenant; and three sisters, Sarah, Cirtanly, and Emma. He is survived by his wife of 65 years Mable; daughter, Kimberly (John) Edwards; granddaughter, Lauren Davis; great-grandsons, Semaj and Samuel; sisters, Alice Reed and Mary Ann Shavers (Waterloo, IA).