Funeral Announcement  – Massena Fontaine (Sonny) Jones, Jr.

On Saturday, March 20, 2021, our precious loved one left us to be with his Lord and Savior.  He was born on January 1, 1948, to Massena F. Jones and Mary Mavis Daniels Jones at Fort Baker, CA. Growing up as an “Air Force Brat”, he was fiercely patriotic and spent most of his early years (3) in England and in Bossier City, LA (Barksdale AFB).  Having lived in Yazoo County for almost 60 years, he considered himself to be a native of Yazoo County with roots in Vaughan.  Sonny was a registered pharmacist, having completed his undergraduate studies at Mississippi State University and graduating from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy.  Most of his career was spent as a hospital pharmacist, first at St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston, TX and retired from St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS.  He also served his local community in Yazoo City as a retail pharmacist for many years.  Sonny loved motorcycling, being outdoors, and was skilled at repairing everything from vehicles, to clocks, to plumbing.  There was nothing he couldn’t fix and he was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.  He loved the Northwest and made many trips with friends to hunt elk and traveled to Alaska many times on his motorcycle.  He and his daughters loved their trips to Yellowstone, camping out and exploring.  He was a skilled motorcyclist from an early age and had quite a collection of bikes.  He loved guns and was a skilled marksman, enjoying sharing his love of shooting with his family and friends. He was an excellent cook and was known for his hot fudge sauce which he shared with fortunate family and friends.   He enjoyed and participated in many sports throughout his life—archery, shooting, bowling, tennis, bicycling, handball, and racquetball.  To know Sonny was to love him, and he loved you right back, even more.  He has always been a loving son, husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend, as Dad, Pawpaw, and Uncle Sonny. His legacy to us all is his great love and generosity.  We FELT his love and if he knew you liked something he would be sure you had it.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved nephew Warren (Boo) King.  He is survived by his daughters Cassie Renee Jones (James) and Callie Anne Parker (Charles) on whom he doted and they loved him dearly; his grandsons who completed his life and with whom he loved spending his time and spoiling, Cooper, Cullen, Conner, and Camden Parker; his stepdaughter Tammy Twiner; his niece Ashley Brantley (Jeff) and their children Elizabeth and Mason, all who adored. him; his nephew William Crawford (Amy) and their children Taylor and Jordan, all who loved him so much; his sister Anne Marini (Bob) and his twin sister Carol Crawford.  His survivors also include his countless friends who he loved and whose lives he touched along the way.  Visitation for Sonny will be Tuesday March 22nd 9:30 – 11:00 A.M. With services at 11:00 A. M. at Stricklin King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with Rev. Ken Anderson officiating. Internment will follow in Blackjack Cemetery.  We will love him and miss him, his jokes, his stories,  his laugh, his advice every day that we live.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Rifle Association or the  American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.  Thank you for you love and prayers.