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Rexie “Showboat” Lee Jones


Rexie (Showboat) Lee Jones was born February 14, 1940, in Ruston, LA to Ezell Jones and Maurine (Margie) Jones. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ezell and Margie Jones; brothers, Earnest Lee Jones and Jerry Glynn Jones; and sister, Laura Lynn Jones-Mitchell. He is survived by his wife off 55 years, Joanne Board Jones;  sons, Christopher Rex Jones and Gregory Board Jones;  brother, Henry P. Jones; sisters, Cherry Jones-Wright and Brenda Mathews. He leaves a legacy if 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Rex who was affectionately known as “Showboat” to friends and colleagues had an awesome smile and charming personality. His love for basketball and baseball spanned over years. He shared his knowledge and love of these sports with countless youths throughout the years.

Visitation will be Tuesday November 22 from 1-2 pm with the service following immediately after at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

In lieu of flowers donations are a GoFundMe account has been setup to help offset the expenses. Love you, Rexie.

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8 Responses

  1. My Sincere Prayers goes out To The Jones Family. Cousin Chris, Keep The Faith.
    Weeping May Endure for a Night, But Joy Comes in The Morning.
    Pastor Jeffery Cummings-your Cousin.
    Wyoming, Michigan

  2. My Sincere condolences to the Jones family your truly going to be missed rest peacefully Showboat….

  3. To Mrs.Jones and Family so sorry for your loss he was a good man with a personality and a smile that could brighten anyone’s day to know him was to love him he will truly be missed but never forgotten

  4. Condolences to the Jones Family and Peace Be Unto Rex as he now rest with his Ancestors.

  5. Rex! Forever in our hearts, Your cousins. Grambling, LA
    We pray Gods blessings continually upon on your lives. Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Be comforted in Gods word from 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 and 5:1
    For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
    For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
    While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
    For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

  6. Love ya Rex gone miss you, you made a difference in my life as you have to other young men through basketball , through good advice and teaching usyobe men thank you R I P My Brother

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