Thomas M. Jones

Published 10:59 am Tuesday, March 14, 2017

COLERAIN, NC – Thomas Melvin Jones, age 82, passed away on March 11, 2017 at his residence.

A native of Bertie County, Mr. Jones was born on April 22, 1934 to Jesse Melvin and Gladys Brown Jones in Colerain. Melvin spent his life farming until he retired in 1989. He was a true outdoorsman, being an avid deer hunter and fisherman. Melvin enjoyed traveling with his wife. He was a loving husband and brother. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Louise Wondercheck.

Melvin is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Peggy; one brother, Jesse “Casey” C. Jones of Ahoskie; and two sisters, Joyce Dilbeck and Jean Leggett, both of Colerain; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held on, Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel, Ahoskie, NC, with the Rev. Charles Thompson, officiating. The family will have a private family burial at Highland Memorial Gardens, Ahoskie, NC.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to the Vidant Hospice of Ahoskie or Mars Hill Baptist Church or online by visiting; type, Melvin Jones.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Jones family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting