In Loving

Raymond Paul Jones

January 21, 1925 – September 12, 2022

Raymond Paul Jones, 97, lovingly known as Ray, Papa, and Bucktail, passed away peacefully on September 12, 2022, with family by his side.

Formerly of Newport News, VA, born in Craven County, NC, and resided with his daughter in Mechanicsville, VA. He was preceded in death by his cherished wife, Mildred Jones; and sons, Bryan Jones, and Thomas Penny. Survivors include his devoted daughter, Jill Stiles; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and two nieces.

He was a WWII Navy Veteran, an avid fisherman, a loyal family man, and a fierce friend. To know him was to love him, so he will be greatly missed by family both by blood and by bond.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, September 16, 2022, at Affinity Funeral Service – Mechanicsville Chapel, 8074 Mechanicsville Tnpk, Mechanicsville, VA 23111.

Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice. As Raymond said, “If you can do good, do good.”

Memorial Service


Affinity Funeral Service

Mechanicsville Chapel


Friday, September 16, 2022


3:00 p.m.

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  1. Pamela Daniels September 15, 2022 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    I will always remember Ray fondly through my association with his beloved wife, Millie, whom I worked with for many years. Ray always had a smile that would light up a room, and an even
    brighter disposition that made everyone he encountered feel “Easy…Like Sunday Morning”. RIP Ray ..your life on Earth was well served by your good deeds. I’m sure Millie will be waiting with her fishing rod so y’all can finally resume what you both enjoyed so
    much on earth.


    Pamela Ballard Daniels

  2. Calano Karen September 15, 2022 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    Hill I am so sorry It’s hard but know you will see him again and many many times you will feel him with you. You took good care of him, loved him with all you heart and made his life with you a lot more enjoyable and fun. My heart and love are with you and your family.

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