Mr. Billie Jones Sr., 77, of 1641 Newton Drive, Statesville, N.C., passed away at his home unexpectedly on Thursday, February 25, 2021. He was in Iredell County on October 26, 1943, and was the son of the late Jessie Lee Jones and Helen McDowell Jones. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Marie Wellman Jones, who preceded him in death on Tuesday, February 16, 2021; and a son, Billy Jones.

He attended Unity School and prior to his retirement he was employed by Southern Screw and State Transportation as a mechanic.

He leaves to cherish the memory of his life his children, Angela Jones (Dwayne) Graham and Leslie Jones Davidson, both of Statesville; his goddaughter, Patricia (Gary) Gaither of Statesville; two brothers, James R. (Ann) Jones and John Alfred (Pauline) Jones; four brothers-in-law, Foy (Elaine) Wellman, Robert Wellman, J. D. (Margaret) Wellman and Andrew (Angeline) Wellman; four grandchildren, Gregory L. White, Garrett Meachem, Antwan Graham and Wynston Davidson; one great grandchild, Lennox Marie Meachem; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home. Pastor Kristy Burnette will officiate and burial will follow at 1 p.m. at Iredell Memorial Park.

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Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Jones Family.

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