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January 11, 1934 - September 29, 2021
Burial Date: October 8, 2021
A celebration of James’s life will be held on Friday October 8, 2021 at Colonial Funerals Colonial Funerals 270 West Main Street, Waterbury at 11am. Viewing from 10-11am. Interment to follow with Military Honors at New Pine Grove Cemetery, Waterbury. James R. Sanders funeral director. Condolences may be expressed at Colonialfunerals.com.
Mr. James Monroe Jones was born on January 11, 1934 in Society
Hill, S.C. to the late Marbel Jones and the late Grover Beaty. He was
reared by his Grandparents, Kempus and Rosie Jones.
He was a 1952 graduate of the Rosenwald High School. After
graduating from high school, he enlisted in the Army, where he was
stationed in Germany.
After retiring, he was located to Waterbury, Connecticut where he
began his career at Scovill, Inc. where he was employed for 30 years,
and earned his first title as a Journey Men Supervisor. He retired at
the age of 62.
In 1959 he met and married the love of his life, Gracie M. Dennis-
Jones. Monroe was a quiet well preserved gentlemen who loved
spending time with his family. His passion was reading and owning
Antique Cars, which he always kept clean and beautiful. His last
Antique Car was a 1965 Chevy Impala, Super Sport Canary Yellow
Covertible, which he named Betsy.
Monroe transitioned from this life on September 29, 2021. He is
preceded in death by his two sons Ricky Byrd and Maurice J. Roberts
and one sister, Lois Jackson.
He leaves to cherish his loving memory, his beloved wife, Mrs. Gracie
Dennis-Jones of Atlanta, Ga.; two daughters, Mrs. Vicky (Earl)
Daniels, of Atlanta, Ga.; Ms. Sandra Crawford of Paterson, NJ;
Mr. Johnny (Barbara) Dennis of Cordele, Ga; one sister, Ms. Rosenia
Robinson of Society Hill, S.C.; one Brother, Mr. Delome Jones of
Waterbury, CT; one sister-in-law, Ms. Baserine Grace of Perry, Ga.;
Five Brother-In-Laws ; Mr. Eddie (China Bell) Dennis of Jacksonville,
Florida; Mr. Bennie (Carolyn) Colson of Perry, Ga.; Mr. Willie Colson
of Atlanta, Ga.; Mr. Robert Dennis and Mr. David Colson of Akron,
Ohio, several grandchildren, great grand children, great great
grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and
many, many sorrowing friends.
A celebration of James’s life will be held on Friday October 8, 2021 at Colonial Funerals at 11am. Viewing from 10-11am. Interment to follow with Military Honors at New Pine Grove Cemetery, Waterbury. James R. Sanders funeral director and Colonial Funerals 270 West Main Street, Waterbury. Condolences may be expressed at Colonialfunerals.com.