In Memory of



Obituary for Johnny Jones

Johnny Jones was born to the late Richard and Shirley Ann Burns on September 8, 1955 in Mobile, Alabama. He was a 1973 graduate of Davidson High School and would later embark upon a career in the United States Army while also earning his Associates Degree in Business Administration. After 25 years of service with the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board, Johnny retired as Zone Manager in 2017. He was an entrepreneur at heart and embarked upon many different endeavors with his children following in his footsteps. Johnny was also a member and volunteer with Narcotics Anonymous. Having accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at a young age, Johnny graciously served as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher at his church home, Victory Christian Center International. Johnny leaves as his legacy, six beloved children, Cicely, Johnny (Angie), Jesse (Passionette), Ciara, Tiara and Joshua; his favorite (and only) grandson, Edward "EJ" Frazier; siblings, Denise (Nathaniel) Humphrey and Timothy L. Powell; aunts, Orda Will "Gwen" Burns Sanders and Diana Burns Shepherd; nephew, Zack (Shawn) Watkins III; niece, Natasha Smoots; cousins, Loretta Johnson, Richard (Caprice) McCreary, Kenny (Bonnie) Truitt; former wives, Carolyn and Janell, adored friend, Japinia Trim, as well as a host of other revered Family members and friends. In addition to his parents, Johnny is also preceded in death by a brother, Sherman Burns. A Home-going Celebration honoring the life of Mr. Johnny Jones will be held at Victory Christian Center International, 411 Opelousas Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70114 on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 10 AM. Interment with Military honors will take place at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, 34888 Grantham College Drive, Slidell, LA. Visitation 9 AM IN THE CHURCH.