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Agnes Jackson Jones received her angel wings on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at a very blessed age of 84 in Largo, Maryland. Her three brothers James, George and Robert preceded her in death as she was the youngest child born to the union of Deacon Charles E. Jackson and Deaconess Blanche Peyton Jackson on January 10, 1939.
Agnes joined Good Hope Baptist Church and Agnes was a woman of God. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior at an early age. God gave Agnes the gift of music and she gave it back whenever she played the piano and sang songs of praise. Agnes raised her daughters in church and formed the AJ Cobb Singers who had the opportunity to sing on the Spread A Little Sunshine television show. She served as a pianist for the church and served there until joining Salem Baptist Church where she faithfully served under the leadership of Reverend Leonard G. Bland as a pianist. Agnes loved serving in the music ministries of her church and was a musician until her grandson, Brach Cobb, began playing in her stead. From that time on, she continued serving in the music ministries by singing on various choirs in the church.
Agnes was a mother. She had three daughters, Janet Waddy, who preceded her in death; Robyn Cobb and Sonya Carr; one special daughter, Priscilla Jones and one special niece, Sylvia Taylor, whom she loved dearly, but was also a mother to many that called her “God Momma”. When she married her best friend and love of her life, Daniel Jones, she immediately embraced his children and their families, to become one big family, Charles (Louise), Raymond (Annie), Davie (Annette), Dennis, George Jackson (Sonia), Joseph Jackson Sr. (Donna), Kevin Jackson (Karen).
Agnes was a grandmother. Agnes loved her grandchildren. Each one gave her joy for many different reasons. She enjoyed spending time with them playing games, singing songs, and even passing down secret recipes to her famous rice pudding and pound cakes which were enjoyed most Sundays after attending church.
Agnes was employed by the Department of Defense for many years before retiring from Navy Space Surveillance, Dahlgren, VA, as a Budget Analyst. Agnes loved working and received several awards. Even when she retired from the Government, she started working for the public school system. She also was active in her community and a lifetime member of the Ralph Bunche Alumni Association.
Agnes was a friend. To know her was to love her and friendships were formed which have lasted over 50 years. She never met a stranger and would help anyone that she could.
Agnes was peacefully called to rest and leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters Robyn Cobb and Sonya Carr; a host of grandchildren including Brach Cobb (Peta), Benjamin Cobb, Sr. (Adia), Marion Waddy, Brooklyn Olumba (Alfred), Bethany Othepa (Eugide), William Carr, Joel Carr; and a host of great-grandchildren including Remington Cobb, Benjamin Cobb, Jr., Lennox Cobb, Solange Cobb, Aria Cobb; and nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Services of Remembrance for Agnes Jackson Jones of Colonial Beach, Virginia will be held on Saturday, January 28 at 12 Noon in the sanctuary of Salem Baptist Church, 12262 Salem Church Road, King George, Virginia.
Interment will follow in the Robbs Hill Family Cemetery, Leedstown Road, Oak Grove, Virginia.
Remains may be viewed from 4PM until 6PM on Friday, January 27 in the chapel of the WELDON-FISHER FUNERAL HOME, and from 10AM until service time on Saturday at Salem Baptist Church.