Donald L. Jones, 77, of Zion, IL passed away Friday June 25, 2021. He was born March 10, 1944, in Darnell, Louisiana to Gabriel and Lela Jones. He was married to Teresa Taylor on May 6, 2000. Donald was the eldest of 14 siblings.
Donald worked for many years as a heavy equipment operator for the City of Waukegan until his retirement in 2006. He was a laid-back guy, who loved his vast movie collection, mostly action movies. He never missed a week playing his lottery numbers.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 21 years, Teresa Jones; 8 children, Bryan Jones of California, Reynell Jones of Kenosha, WI, Yolanda Johnson of CA, Bruce (Lucrecia) Jones of Milwaukee, WI, Jerry (Chris) Taylor of TN, Edward of IL, John (Brittany) Taylor and Cory (Erica) Reed both of Zion, IL. nineteen grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; five brothers, Gerald Jones, Michael (Lorraine) Jones and David Jones all of Waukegan, IL, Birney (Sharlene) Jones of Powder Springs, GA, Mark Jones of Kenosha, WI; five sisters, Gail Rusch of CA, Elizabeth (Luther) Johnson of CA, Belinda Jones of Waukegan, IL, Debra Jones of Zion, IL, Vanessa (Troy) Dorsey of NJ; and a host of uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lela Jones, his father, Gabriel Jones, 2 brothers Allen Jones and Gabriel Fabian Jones, a sister, Mary Barnes, and a grandson, Ezekiel Taylor.
A Celebration of His Life Service will be held at 11 :00 A.M., Friday, July 2, 2021 at Warren Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1475 N. Cemetery Road, Gurnee, IL 60031. Visitation will begin at 10:00 A.M. Entombment will follow.