James Kennedy Jones

February 23, 1962 ~ September 19, 2022 (age 60)


James Kennedy Jones

Saluda, SC : James Kennedy (Jake) Jones age 60 of Saluda, South Carolina was called home for eternal rest on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022 at 3:00 a.m.  at the Lexington Medical Center after a battle with cancer.  Although he will be missed here on earth, the Angels and Saints of God are rejoicing in heaven that another one of God’s children had made it home. James was born in Saluda to the late Eugene (Thelma) Smith and Ms. Queenie Copeland on Feb. 23, 1962.  At an early age he moved to Washington, DC with family and stayed for many years before returning to South Carolina

James attended Crossland High School in Prince Georges County, Maryland. He worked for a while with the Eagles construction company before his health started to decline. He was a member of the “Last Chapter Band” and loved playing and listening to music.  He enjoyed fishing, watching football games and just sitting under a shade tree with his neighbors, family and friends.  Although he did not like Golf, he recently started to watch the game so that he could inform his brother Bennie who was winning. James was a very quiet person and always had a warm smile on his face every time you saw him. 

In addition to his father and grandparents, James was preceded in death by his wife; Pamela Rosser Jones; siblings,  Stevie Jones, Eugene Smith, Willie Smith, Charlie Frank Smith and J W. Smith; and one brother-in-law; Tony Rosser. 

Leaving to cherish his precious memories are; daughter, Kawana Rosser of Saluda, SC his mother, Queenie Copeland of Ridge Spring, SC; two sisters, Ms. Jessie Nicholson of Hagerstown, Maryland; Ms. Rose Zina Jones of Louisville, Kentucky ; brothers; Mr. Willie (Boo) Nicholson of Ridge Spring, SC., Mr. Bennie (Sheryl) Jones of Mitchelleville, Maryland; Jesse (Snooty) Nicholson of Saluda, Robert (We-Man) Smith and James Smith of Saluda, SC; three brothers-in-law; Chris, Thomas and Trance Rosser of Saluda, South Carolina and two sisters-in-laws; Shea and Shannon Rosser; one Aunt, Ms. Hattie Coates of Edgefield, SC., and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. 

We all loved you so much, but God loved you best.

A Celebration of Life will be 12 p.m. Saturday, September 24, 2022 at New Salem CME Church with burial in the church cemetery, Apostle Bobby Coates will be officiating.  The body will be placed in the at 11 a.m.

Viewing will be Friday 1-6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Please include this family in your prayers as they go through their hour of bereavement.

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Family Viewing
September 23, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Butler and Sons Funeral Home Chapel
306 N. Bouknight Ferry Road
Saluda, South Carolina 29138

Public Viewing
September 23, 2022

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Butler and Sons Funeral Home Chapel
306 N. Bouknight Ferry Road
Saluda, South Carolina 29138

Celebration of Life
September 24, 2022

12:00 PM
New Salem CME Church
New Salem Road
SALUDA, SC 29138


New Salem CME Church
134 New Salem Church Road
Saluda, SC 29138

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