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Benjamin Jones

Conway, South Carolina

April 28, 1943 - May 18, 2024

Benjamin Jones Obituary

Rev. Benjamin James Jones, Jr. was born in Conway, SC on April 28, 1943. He transitioned to glory on Saturday, May 18, 2024 in Conway. Before his death he had been hospitalized for about 29 years after suffering a head injury in a vehicular accident.

 

"Benji" was the eldest of the three sons of his late parents, B.J. and Lula Alysee Bellamy Jones. He joined and was baptized at Cherry Hill Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. He attended and graduated from Whittemore High School in 1961. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army and later graduated from Morris College in Sumter, SC with a B.S. degree in biology.

 

He was a pastoral assistant at Cherry Hill Missionary Baptist Church for over 20 years, and was an educator with Horry County Schools during that same timeframe. In summer months he worked at Family Kingdom Amusement Park in Myrtle Beach, supervising rides and parking.

 

During his childhood he was a boy scout and explorer and was very interested in examining living things. He observed and examined the make-up of insects, particularly bees, as well as worms and frogs. He also learned to build things; dabbling in carpentry, brick masonry and mechanics. Eventually, he was able to construct a go-kart and a merry-go-round.

 

From his teenage years to his early to mid adulthood, he was a very successful entrepreneur. As a teenager at his childhood home on Powell Street in Conway, he would charge neighborhood kids a dime to swim in the family's swimming pool. Later he sold fireworks from a front yard stand during Christmas time, and snacks and drinks from a built-on backroom of the house at other times. As a young adult he was the proprietor of a clothing and merchandise store, Jones Variety Store, at the corner of Bayside Avenue and Temple Street in Conway. He also ran a mobile business selling shoes and other clothing items across Horry County.

 

"Benji" was a true man of God. He believed in the Holy Spirit, and encouraged others to have faith and trust in the Almighty. He spread the gospel wherever he went via a mobile ministry that was not confined to constructed halls and walls. He was truly a very loving person.

 

"Benji" leaves to cherish his memory four loving and caring daughters - Tanya L. Jones of New York, NY; Stephanie Johnson of Conway, SC; Beverly Gowans-Carter of Conway, SC; and, Mascilla Johnson of Calabash, NC; as well as 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. One grandson, Quentin Johnson, Sr., preceded him in death.

 

"Benji's"  two brothers, Retired Staff Sergeant Donald C. Jones, who he affectionately called "Duck", and Dr. Carl E. Jones, who he affectionately called "Little Bruh", will always cherish their memories of him. A host of other relatives, friends, classmates, clergy, church members and professional colleagues now and forever will cherish the times spent with him. He will be truly missed by all who knew h

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Benjamin Jones hosted by McKiever Funeral Home.

Rev. Benjamin James Jones, Jr. was born in Conway, SC on April 28, 1943. He transitioned to glory on Saturday, May 18, 2024 in Conway. Before his death he had been hospitalized for about 29 years after suffering a head injury in a vehicular accident.

 

"Benji" was the eldest of the three sons of his late parents, B.J. and Lula Alysee Bellamy Jones. He joined and was baptized at Cherry Hill Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. He attended and graduated from Whittemore High School in 1961. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army and later graduated from Morris College in Sumter, SC with a B.S. degree in biology.

 

He was a pastoral assistant at Cherry Hill Missionary Baptist Church for over 20 years, and was an educator with Horry County Schools during that same timeframe. In summer months he worked at Family Kingdom Amusement Park in Myrtle Beach, supervising rides and parking.

 

During his childhood he was a boy scout and explorer and was very interested in examining living things. He observed and examined the make-up of insects, particularly bees, as well as worms and frogs. He also learned to build things; dabbling in carpentry, brick masonry and mechanics. Eventually, he was able to construct a go-kart and a merry-go-round.

 

From his teenage years to his early to mid adulthood, he was a very successful entrepreneur. As a teenager at his childhood home on Powell Street in Conway, he would charge neighborhood kids a dime to swim in the family's swimming pool. Later he sold fireworks from a front yard stand during Christmas time, and snacks and drinks from a built-on backroom of the house at other times. As a young adult he was the proprietor of a clothing and merchandise store, Jones Variety Store, at the corner of Bayside Avenue and Temple Street in Conway. He also ran a mobile business selling shoes and other clothing items across Horry County.

 

"Benji" was a true man of God. He believed in the Holy Spirit, and encouraged others to have faith and trust in the Almighty. He spread the gospel wherever he went via a mobile ministry that was not confined to constructed halls and walls. He was truly a very loving person.

 

"Benji" leaves to cherish his memory four loving and caring daughters - Tanya L. Jones of New York, NY; Stephanie Johnson of Conway, SC; Beverly Gowans-Carter of Conway, SC; and, Mascilla Johnson of Calabash, NC; as well as 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. One grandson, Quentin Johnson, Sr., preceded him in death.

 

"Benji's"  two brothers, Retired Staff Sergeant Donald C. Jones, who he affectionately called "Duck", and Dr. Carl E. Jones, who he affectionately called "Little Bruh", will always cherish their memories of him. A host of other relatives, friends, classmates, clergy, church members and professional colleagues now and forever will cherish the times spent with him. He will be truly missed by all who knew h

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Benjamin Jones hosted by McKiever Funeral Home.

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