James Lester Jones, Sr. passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017 surrounded by his family, at North Oaks Medical Center, at the age of 70.  He was born on Wednesday, January 8, 1947 in Independence, Louisiana to the late Lillian McClaud Jones and Leonard Leon Jones.  He was a resident of Ponchatoula, Louisiana.

James is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Nellie Marie "Tillie" LoCicero Jones; children, Sharon Bonura Welch, James L. Jones, Jr., Jessica  Kirkpatrick, and Sadie Bigner; brother, Ernie Jones; grandchildren, Lindsey Bonura, Emily Bonura, Morgan Kirkpatrick, and Dustin  August; and numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard L. and Lillian McClaud Jones; children, Donna Wilkinson and Daniel Joseph Jones; brother, Leonard Jones; and sisters, Janie Perez and Sue Borders.  

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service in the chapel of Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 2000 North Morrison Blvd., Hammond, LA 70401 on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 11:00 am.   Visitation will begin at 9:00 am until the funeral service begins at 11:00 am.  

Interment will follow in Greenlawn Mausoleum.  

To view and sign the family guest book, please visit www.harrymckneely.com.