Thomas Richard Jones, age 64 of Franklin, GA passed away Saturday, September 25, 2021, in Carrollton, GA. Mr. Jones was born January 2, 1957, in Cleveland, OH to the late Wilbert Jones and Sallie A. Gundich. Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his brother, Greg Jones. Thomas was on the Pastor's Council at Spirit Life Church for twenty-plus years. He studied at the American University of Biblical Studies, in Atlanta, GA, and was in the role of leadership in the Divorce Care Ministries and part of the leadership in Cleansing Stream Ministries. He was also part of the Children's Ministry Team and attended three significant mission trips; two trips to Mexico and one to Jamaica. He was an accomplished trumpet player who accompanied the Church Worship Team and also enjoyed piano, guitar, and drums. First and foremost he loved God fiercely, loved his family passionately, loved Christmas (his favorite time of the year), loved music, and collecting unique, eclectic, antique treasures, and loved ice cream.
Survivors include: wife, Tonya Turner Jones; mother, Sallie A. (Tom) Gundich; daughter, Nikki (Larry) Neill; son, David (Jami) Brewer; sister, Sharon (Chuck) French; brother, David Jones, grandchildren, Ryan (Ashley) Neill, Leah Neill, and Gabriel Neill, and great-grandchild, Brooklyn Neill.
A private service will be held at the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, GA with Dr. Tom Jordan officiating. Interment will follow in Lake Forest Memorial Park. Pallbearers: Ryan Neill, Gabriel Neill, Larry Neill, and David Brewer.
In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to the family to offset final expenses.
Arrangements entrusted to the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, GA. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.