Nelson Buckner Jones, retired Clerk of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, died on June 19, 2013 at age 94. Mr. Jones was born in New Orleans, LA, graduated from Warren Easton High School, attended Soule Business College, and attended a Special Service School at Columbia University, New York. He received a B.S. degree from Pacific Western University. He worked for the United States District Court for 42 years and served four years in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. He was a lifelong active member of Trinity Episcopal Church in New Orleans where he was a former Vestryman, Lay Eucharistic Minister, Youth Worker and served on various church committees.
He was a member of the Federal Court Clerks Association, American Judicature Society, Louisiana Landmarks Society, served on the boards of the Boy Scouts of America for over 50 years and the Touro Bouligny Neighborhood Association. He was also a member of the Round Table Club, Sons of the Confederate Veterans, Caledonian Society of New Orleans, Navy League of the United States, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Huguenot Society, Sons of the American Revolution in Louisiana, and other civic organizations.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Mitchel Jones and is survived by his two daughters, Mary Jones Sutton of New Orleans, Allyson Jones Tomkins and her husband Jim of Covington, LA, three sons, The Reverend Nelson Bradley Jones (wife Mary) of Schenectady, NY, Andrew Mitchell Jones (wife Karyn) of Denver, CO, Malcolm Scott Jones (wife Lisa) of Covington, LA, 14 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and other relatives.
Friends and family are invited to celebrate his life at funeral services to be held on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Avenue, New Orleans with visitation beginning at 9:30 AM. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Trinity Episcopal Church of New Orleans. Condolences may be expressed online at www.tharpsontheimer.com.
Arrangements by Tharp-Sontheimer Funeral Home of Metairie. Information, (504) 835-2341