James Jones

November 02, 1990 ‒ March 02, 2014

West Palm Beach, Florida

James Everett Jones,aka “Chunk”,”Bub” and “King James” put himself to bed and woke up in heaven March 2, 2014. He is now flying high with his namesake and grandfather, James E. Jones, his two aunts Shirl and Renee, his great grandparents Willene, Enis, Madge and George. James was born November 2, 1990. He is survived by his “queen”, “soul” and “love of his life”, Jonelle Asenato, his parents George and Becky Jones, grandmothers Edna Jones and Sue Mayo, grandfather Gerald Garner. Missed by sisters Tracy Thompson (John Coons), Bobbi Jo Lines, Mindy Frederick (Jeff Frederick), two nephews Zachary and Christopher Thompson and niece BreeAnna Lines. Also many aunts, uncles and cousins. James attended school in Marion, participated in Wrestling and Football and graduated from high school in 2010. He had a very addictive smile that could light up a room and was able to silence a crowd with his outrageous, untamed stories. Composure was not a top priority of his. He would do just about anything for money, attention or a laugh. His body art was one of a kind and his pride and joy. He loved to dress flashy, trashy and top it off with his gold teeth bling. James grew up in Marion but lived his best and last years of life in West Palm Beach, Florida at the “Thugz Mansion” with his new Florida Family including best friend Mark Burwell, Sean Sullivan, Nicholas Pavlides, Dan Surico, Daniel Delemo, Mike Litzie, Sean Miller, Steve Curcio, and Shane Alexander. We have discovered over the last few days that many more friends, not listed here, were touched by James and had a positive impact on his life. Anyone who knew James knew he struggled with drugs in the past. He moved to Florida to get help and better himself. His cause of death is yet unknown, but he would want his death and life to be a motivation for others to seek help and overcome their struggles. A special thanks to The Treatment Center www.thetreatmentcenter.com 1(877) 392-3342 and Cameron Villas www.cameronvillasflorida.com (561)429-9389. A scholarship in James’ name is being set up at Cameron Villas, a sober living community, to help other addicts find their path to sobriety. Call the number above if you would like to donate. Family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Dayspring Wesleyan Church 2431 Marion Mt Gilead Road, Marion, Ohio. Burial will follow at Chapel Heights Memory Gardens. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • It is with extreme sorrow that I pass on my condolences to the friends and family of Mr. James Jones. His personality, love of life, and ability to generate laughter will be sorely missed. While I was only able to experience it for a brief time I am close to those who were close to him. And I was fortunate to be able to be connected with James through social media. And even through that medium he was able to convey all those things I mentioned above. May all those who grieve the loss of this beautiful young man be comforted by the fact that they were part of his journey through this crazy thing called life. God bless. . .

  • I am so sorry for your loss. James was an amazing person. I could not believe this happened. I remember playing tag with him and some other kids in the neighborhood when he was 11. I remember talking to him almost everyday on my front porch. I am heart broken by the news of his passing.

  • I am so sorry to hear about James. He went to school and wrestled with my sons. James sent a very special message to us when we lost our son Zach, it showed how special James truly was. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Bill, Amy, Dustin, and Nicholas Ulery

  • I am very sorry for the loss of James. He was a great friend when I was in Marion and it’s hard to lose a person with so much potential and smarts. He will forever be remembered and condolences from me and my family.

  • I am so sorry to hear this. It breaks my heart. I am praying for your family. I was fortunate enough to know James and his smile lit up every room. He was a beautiful soul inside and out….Now, He is a beautiful angel watching over everyone he loved, and who loved him… You will always be in our hearts…

  • I am so sorry for your loss, James was a great person and a good friend to me in the time that I knew him.

  • So sorry about James. I worked with George and our boys wrestled and played football together. We will always remember that smile. Karen, Brittany, David and Courtnie Williams

  • I just want to say that I am so sorry for his family & anyone who knew & loved him’s loss. James was an amazing person & friend! He was one of the only reasons I made it through a terrible time in my life when we were kids. His smile was contagious & he truly was a little piece of heaven on earth. He was a light in anyone who met him’s darkness. I am devastated that his incredible personality is gone from this world. His laughter & beautiful heart will be surely missed! I love you James & thank you for being my friend. You’re eternally in my heart & memories..

  • George,Becky,Girls, Sending Love & Prayers to you all. Truly so so sorry for your loss of James. I pray you somehow find peace & comfort in all your wonderful memories.

  • My prayers are with George and Becky and family. Such a tragedy to lose a child at such an early age. God keep this family in the palm of your hand and send love to each of them.

  • My heart aches for you,George and Becky ! I have so many memories of watching the kids play together and what a happy little boy James always was! My prayers are with your family and all of James friends.

  • My heart aches for you,George and Becky ! I have so many memories of watching the kids play together and what a happy little boy James always was! My prayers are with your family and all of James friends.

  • James was a great guy. Always outgoing, and full of laughter. I talked to him alot throughout my school years. Hadn’t seen him much since graduation, but kept in touch here and there. Im just glad I got to know him while I had the chance. Many memories to last a lifetime. To his family I just wanna say I’m soo sorry for your loss.

  • I didn’t know james. I know Jonelle. and I KNOW she loved him very very much! I know he was a great man. my prayers go out to everyone in his life and to people struggling with addiction.

  • We are so sorry for your loss, Becky and George and family. Just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. And finding comfort in the promise of reuniting with James in Heaven again for eternity.

  • James was easily the funniest kid ive ever met. I had the pleasure of living with him at Cameron and becoming his friend. He always smiled and always made others smile. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. I love you buddy. Your memory will live on forever in our hearts. RIP

  • Becky&George my heart and preys are with you. James was a one in a million kinda person. I consider myself very lucky to have so many wonderful memories with by far one of the most amazing man I have ever met. James will live on in all of our hearts and we will soon met again.

  • Becky&George my heart and preys are with you. James was a one in a million kinda person. I consider myself very lucky to have so many wonderful memories with by far one of the most amazing man I have ever met. James will live on in all of our hearts and we will soon met again.

  • So sorry about James. I worked with George and our boys wrestled and played football together. We will always remember that smile. Karen, Brittany, David and Courtnie Williams

  • Dear Becky and George and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the ache in your heart run it’s course and the peace of God fill that void, and only the good memories fill your mind. God bless.

  • This is the best written Obituary I have ever seen in my life. It describes him to a T. I think James would approve. I am so so very sorry to his family and all of his many many friends. Sadly and way to soon James’s job hear on earth was done. We were not ready for it but God must have needed him now. I take comfort in knowing he will be another guardian angel for us all. Gold teeth and all. I loved his videos he would post of fb. They were the best..I’ll miss them. I hope his Florida friends continue to make them and post on his wall for us to see. I could see the love he had for you guys through his fb. It was amazing!!! He made such a huge impact on everyone one he came into contact with and how could you not laugh at him. You will be missed Bub. My prayers go out to everyone who knew and loved him.

  • When i first heard i couldn’t belive it just talked to His mom Becky the night before and he was doing good i may not have known James throughout adulthood but as little kids in elm school we was thick as thieves the stories go back and theres many of them that still put a smile on my face from swimming with snakes to doing crazy stunts he will be truly missed it was way before his time but at least he is at peace now he is at peace and one with god i only wish we could of been in eachothers lives more as adults but we will meet again until then rip and fly high my childhood brother

  • The Harding Wrestling family is deeply saddened by the loss of our former wrestler and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

  • I didn’t know James very well he was in a few classes with me when we were in highschool. He was always cheery and happy he was a funny kind and good guy. Wish I could have known him better.. Now he’s in a better place that’s all that matters..

  • I didn’t know James very well he was in a few classes with me when we were in highschool. He was always cheery and happy he was a funny kind and good guy. Wish I could have known him better.. Now he’s in a better place that’s all that matters..

  • So sorry for your loss. Hope you find comfort knowing he is in a better place and a place where his struggles with addiction is over.

  • Tracy,John and family.So sorry for your loss. Hope you find comfort knowing he is in a better place and a place where his struggles with addiction is over.

  • George and Becky I am so sorry for your loss, there are no words to describe the pain I know you are going through and no answers to why….I hope you find solace somewhere in this cruel turn in life…..still in my prayers…

  • I met James in English at Tri-Rivers. Everyday he was the highlight of our class. His stories were hilarious and he was so kind. I’m thankful for getting the opportunity to have those memories with James. I’m sorry for your loss. James was an amazing guy with such a kind soul. He will deeply be missed.

  • Bobbie Jo and Kelly Jo, I am so sorry for your loss i am sending hugs and thoughts to you and your family. I am here if you need anything! I remember your stories and your smiles when you told me stories of him. he is in a better place and you will all see him and get his hugs again some day!

  • A very bright light has gone out in this world, but a new candle is lit in Heaven. We celebrate James’s life, and pray for peace for you, his family. Love you all.

  • I’ve known James since elementary school at Glenwood. I remember he would always put milk on the lunch trays at lunch time, and when I would come up in line, he’d set mine upside down. Funny how the smallest memory stays with someone…. He always had a smile on and always brightened everyone’s day. He will be greatly missed by all his friends and wonderful family! Fly high, James!

  • Our deepest sympathy to all the family. Our hearts are breaking for you during this time. There are no words to express the hurt you must be going through. We will be out of state sunday and monday but hope you know our hearts, thoughts, and prayers are with you all. Love you

  • Man Jones this is so crazy I still can’t believe it! I’ll never forget the 1st time you held leah you was cracking jokes about how fat and chunky she was 🙂 Next time I’m back on the west end ima be on the look out for an original KING JAMES tag 😉 rip.

  • James was an amazing young many… Full of life and life that was cut way to short… In his short life he had touched many people, more than he will ever know unfortunantly…. Mine for one.. Without him my family would not be where we are today… He was willing to take the time to help others who had families that were dealing with addiction and helpthem find help… i will always be eternal greatful to you James and tour entire family.. Soar high my love and look over us all..

  • James was an amazing young many… Full of life and life that was cut way to short… In his short life he had touched many people, more than he will ever know unfortunantly…. Mine for one.. Without him my family would not be where we are today… He was willing to take the time to help others who had families that were dealing with addiction and helpthem find help… i will always be eternal greatful to you James and tour entire family.. Soar high my love and look over us all..

  • my deepest sympathy to the family, praying for peace and comfort as you mourn your loss

  • James , I couldn’t even believe the news when I heard it .. I just rememember catching myself saying “no way , no way , this can’t be real , no way . You were such an amazing person . I’ll never forget your voice , your laugh , the way you loved Chloe . You were such a special person and I know you still are just as amazing in heaven . You have so many people who love you and miss you. God has better plans for you angel . Rest in paradise James Jones. Xo