Roland Jones

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Roland Jones

March 1, 1958 ~ March 25, 2014 (age 56)


Roland Hayes Jones, Jr. was born on March 1, 1958 to Roland H. Jones, Sr. and Mathie C. Holmes in Manhattan, New York.

Roland received his formal education from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Roland was a man of God.

Roland H. Jones, Jr. was united in holy matrimony with Kristie S. Richmond on July 7, 1996 in Greensboro, North Carolina. This union was blessed with two precious children.

He was employed by Hutton Vineyards/ RH1 Drinks as a Brand Ambassador/ Entrepreneur for over 10 years in the wine and spirits and over 25 years in the entertainment industry.

In his leisure, he enjoyed traveling to Jairus and Roland’s basketball games. Frequent visits to Georgia to spend time with Kima and his grandchildren; and he followed Nadia to support her color guard aspirations. After the kids were taken care of, he was involved with music, fashions and building up his business with RH1 Drinks for his latest passion in the wine and spirits arena. Roland was the architect for the creation of the Greensboro Cavaliers, whom have dedicated the entire basketball season in his honor.

While fulfilling all these tasks he was steadily politicking, counseling, uplifting and supporting everyone around him. Roland was never at a lost for words. He could out talk everyone and always had a comeback reply.

Roland Hayes Jones, Jr. departed this life ever so sweetly on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father, Roland H. Jones, Sr. and one brother, Julius Jones.

Left to cherish his wonderful memories are: two daughters, Shamika Jaudon (Kima) of Conyers, GA and Nadia Jones of Greensboro, NC; two sons, Jairus Simms and Roland Jones, III (RoRo) of Greensboro, NC; three grandchildren, Trevione Moses, Essence Mingo and Serenity Simms; mother, Mathie C. Holmes; stepmother, Lillie Jones; five sisters, Freda Atkins, Fenda Jones, Robin Jones, Kimberly Brock and Deborah Jones; one brother, Larry Jones of New York and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.


24 Hour Viewing

Saturday, March 29, 2014
11:00 AM
Elim Christian Fellowship Directions
3222 Summit Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27405

Funeral Service

Saturday, March 29, 2014
12:00 PM
Elim Christian Fellowship Directions
3222 Summit Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27405

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  • March 26, 2014
    Pastor Zachary & Co-Pastor Samantha Sanders says:
    With deepest sympathy from our family to yours. " He that wounds can heal" " He that afflicts can comfort" God Bless!!!!

  • March 27, 2014
    April Walker says:
    Kristie, please know that you and the children are in my prayers. Please let me know if there is anything that I'm able to do for you. April

  • March 27, 2014
    Sarah Martin says:
    Please know that Roland's family is in my prayers. I am one of Roland's neighbors at MacGregor Place, and I have nothing but fond memories of him. He was one of those people who could light up even the most trivial interaction with his kindness and positivity. My sincerest condolences for your loss; he will be missed.

  • March 27, 2014
    Lecretia Williamson/Cameron and Carissa says:
    We are so very sorry for your loss.  We all had wonderful memories of Roland. He uplifted everyone around him. I have never seen him with a frown on his face, he was always full of smiles, and made everyone else smile as well.  Your family are in our prayers and we will miss him dearly.

  • March 28, 2014
    Ryan Suttles says:
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I really enjoyed getting to know Roland this year through coaching basketball at Western Guilford. He was always so positive and uplifting each time I was around him.

  • March 21, 2015
    Vanessa Jones says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. Roland wasone of my best buddies. I just found out about his going home. Continue to be encouraged

  • April 29, 2016
    Essence mingo lit a candle:
    Lit since April 29, 2016 at 4:00:00 AM