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Minister James  Alexander Jones, Sr.
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Obituary for Minister James Alexander Jones, Sr.

Minister James Alexander Jones, Sr. passed peacefully in his home early on the 25th of May after heroically fighting ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis for two years. James was born on April 9, 1969 in Savannah, Georgia.

At the age of nine, his family relocated to New Jersey settling in Plainfield where James was educated in the public school system. After high school graduation he attended Raritan Valley College where he played baseball. Eventually continued his education and was an outstanding student at Pnuema Life School of Ministry/Oral Roberts University where he studied theology.

James joined Guiding Star United Holy Church of America in 2006 and was the last member brought in the church by the late Bishop Elijah Holmes. James was a faithful member and diligent worker in the church. He answered the call to ministry in 2008 and had his initial sermon in 2009. In 2015, James was elevated to Associate Pastor under his Pastor, Wayne N. Bullock Sr. He humbly served as a Sunday School Teacher, and the leader of the Men's Fellowship Ministry where the lives of many men were greatly impacted.

James was employed at Catalent Health and Pharmaceutical as a stationary engineer. From his passion for restoring and reupholstering furniture, he started JAJ Upholstery, LLC in 2011.

On October 3, 2008, James married the love of his life, Roychele Woodton, whom he affectionately called - his "rib" and his "sunshine."

James loved the Lord, the Chicago Bears, traveling with his wife and spending time with his family and friends. He was a stellar baseball player and also a fan of the Cincinnati Reds and the Detroit Pistons. He will be remembered for his sincere love for the Lord, infectious grin, old-school work ethic, and sense of humor.

James leaves to cherish his memories: a devoted & dedicated wife Roychele, son, James A. Jones Jr., daughters Alyssa Samuel, Nye, and Isabella Jones (Bells); his adoring father James and bonus mother (Margaret) Wilkerson, a faithful and loving mother Elder Josephine and bonus father (Ernest);

Eleven sisters: V. Janet Smith (Nathan), T. Dyane Miller (Robert, Sr.), Janice Faye Boyd, Latrenda Barcus (Gregory), Teresa Shaw (Bruce), Dianetra Moore (Staunia), Audrey Jackson, Jennifer Roberts (Steve), Yolanda Givens, LaTonya Morrissette (Jonathan), Javetta Bridges (Wendell)…Six brothers: Pastor W. Anthony Jones, I (Monica), Kenneth (Loukisha), Wade Baker, Van Mitchell (Carmen), James Mitchell and Charles Wilkerson.

A dedicated father-in-law Roy Woodton (preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Barbara Woodton), sister-in-law, Tonja Henderson, brother-in-law, Roy Woodton, Jr. (Joana), God sons, Wayne Bullock, Jr., David Woodton and Josiah McCall, and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, church-family and friends to cherish and keep his memory alive.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Joan Dancy & PALS Foundation, Riverview Medical Center, One Riverview Plaza, PO Box 8157, Red Bank, New Jersey 07701, Attn: Kathy Valentino visit: The ALS Association, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 37022, Boone, IA 50037-0022 visit:

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Funeral Home:
G.G. Woody Funeral Home
206 E. 8th Avenue
Roselle, NJ
US 07203

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