Jones, James Elmer - January 25, 2018


NEW BRITAIN - James Elmer Jones, 66, of New Britain, passed away Thursday (January 25, 2018) at UConn Health Center. Born in Hartford, son of the late Ellsworth and the late Blanche (Smith) Jones, he graduated from Berlin High School, served in the US Army in Vietnam, received a Bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, in elementary special education from Central Connecticut State College in 1980, was selected a member of Kappa Delta Pi, and owned and operated Trinity Locksmith in New Britain. He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, and the V.F.W. He is survived by a brother, Randy Jones of Berlin, two nieces, Kerin and Kelly Jones, and two nephews, Michael and Brien Jones. He was predeceased by a brother, Robert George Jones. Friends and relatives are invited to call at Porterís Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Highway, Berlin, on Tuesday (January 30, 2018) from 5-8pm. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday (January 31, 2018) at 7pm at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 25 South Street, New Britain. A graveside service with full military honors will be at 2pm on Friday (February 2, 2018) in The State Veterans Cemetery, 317 Bow Lane, Middletown. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association of Connecticut, 45 Ash Street, East Hartford, CT 06108-3272.

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