John & Phyllis Jones



Memorial contributions may be made to:

Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids

1806 Bridge Street NW

Grand Rapids, MI 49504


Flat River Outreach Ministries

11535 Fulton St E

Lowell Charter Township, MI 49331

John & Phyllis Jones of Lowell passed away within days of each other after 73 years of marriage. They were preceded in death by their parents, Loyd & Josephine Jones, James & Grace Maloney; son, Tim Jones; great-grandson, Michael Jones. They are survived by their sons, John (Jackie) Jones of Arizona, Toby (Debbie) Jones of Lowell; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; daughter-in-law, Anne Jones. John served in WWII from 1941 – 1945. He retired after 32 years with Lowell Light & Power as a superintendent. Phyllis retired from Eberharts. A private Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, 1806 Bridge Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 or Flat River Outreach Ministries, 11535 Fulton St E, Lowell Charter Township, MI 49331.

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25 Responses

  1. My deepest sympathies. Mr. & Mrs. Jones were always so friendly to all of us kids in the neighborhood. What an amazing number of years to have spent together, now they will be together forever more.

  2. John and Phyllis, two of the most wonderful people we have ever known. You set a great example for all married couples,Growing up in Lowell I went to school with Tim and my brother Roy went to school with John jr our brother John was a lineman at lowell light and power we will miss both dearly our prayers go out to Toby, John Jr and all their families.

  3. So many wonderful childhood memories with them both, In our neighborhood on monroe street, everyone’s parents were friends, I will always remember the great laugh of Phyllis in our kitchen, and the great sense of humor that John had, always a smile and funny remark, beautiful couple. Loved them so much.

  4. Sad news, this loving couple have passed on. Their smiling faces around Lowell for decades will be missed. Condolences to their family.

  5. A beautiful tlegscy of true and lasting love. My deepest sympathy to all the Jones family.

  6. A beautiful legacy of of true and lasting love.My deepest sympathy to all the Jones family.

  7. I’m so sorry for your loss, Toby. My deepest sympathy to you and your family

  8. My deepest condolences to the Jones family keeping all of them in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Sincere sympathy for their family. Great memories of visiting their home when I was a kid. My mom and Phyllis having coffee. She was always smiling.

  10. John, Toby and family: Just want to send you hugs and love. Your parents were the last of our Aunts and Uncles to leave us. They and the rest of our Aunts and Uncles were a big part of our life especially after our father died. Loved them both dearly and loved our trips to Bob Evans over the last few years. Will miss them a lot and am so glad we got to visit with them before the quarantine set in.

  11. The journey they shared was one we hope we all could have. God’s love joined them and took them home together . Rejoice for they are once again young and healthy bringing light and love to everyone.
    Condolences to all their family. Thank you for sharing their lives with us.

  12. Sending love to the family in the loss of their parents. May they RIP

  13. Toby so very sorry to hear about your mom and dad. they were two of my favorite people
    the best neighbors anybody could ever have. John and would go back and forth helping one another
    Phyllis was always baking cookies and always made sure there were enough for me , I remember when
    they moved I was sad. I knew I wasn’t going to see them everyday as I had grown accustom to for 20 some years. Then we moved north and I only seen them once in the last few years ( John’s 95th
    party) RIP my dear friends you will be sadly missed

  14. John,Toby and Families deepest condolences to you. So glad we got to visit with them before everyone was made to stay home because of the coronavirus. They will be deeply missed.

  15. So sorry Toby and family for your loss! They were 2 of the nicest people . At least they are together ! May they rest in peace .

  16. My Deepest Sympathy to your whole Family. Enjoy your memories, All of them! The Good and the irritating. It’s just the way all our Parents were! Sending Love and Prayers to you all at this difficult time.

  17. My deepest sympathy to John and Tony. You were lucky to have such great parents and for do long.

  18. Our condolences to the Jones family. John was a great boss, and I was privileged to work for him at Lowell Light & Power for thirty years. He and Phyllis will be missed along with their warm friendly smiles.

  19. Thinking so much about all the family and sending prayers. The best of neighbors to Bob and I for so many years.

  20. Sorry of your loss as I have known your folks for many years. I live in Plantation Florida now.

  21. To our dear favorite neighbors who we will always remember as Mr. John and Mrs. Phyllis. You were both so kind and generous to our family and we loved visiting with you.

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