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Verbon Steven Jones, Sr. reached out and took God's hand and began his journey home on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at the age of 75 and one-half years. Beloved son of the late Johnny Jones, Sr. and Thelma Brown Jones, he leaves to cherish his memory his loving son, Verbon Jones, Jr. and two grandsonsóJace and Jordan. He was the loving brother of Marva Jones Doughty (Joseph), Johnny Jones Jr. (Ester), Gregory C. Jones, Sr. (Faye) & Bart M. Jones. He also leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and nephews, cousins and friends whom he loved dearly.

He graduated from Booker T. Washington, Sr. High School. He attended Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge where he majored in Psychology. After attending Southern for two years, Verbon moved to St. Louis, Missouri where he married the love of his life, Fern Brisker, a model and Senior majoring in Physical Education at Southern. Later on, his son, Verbon, Jr., would go on to honor his parents' legacy and graduate from Southern with a degree in Liberal Arts.

The two newlyweds enjoyed living in Fern's hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. During their time in Missouri, Verbon enlisted in the United States Army and he and Fern moved to Stuttgart, Germany where he was stationed. While stationed in Germany, Verbon and Fern started a family and gave birth to their beautiful son, Verbon, Jr. During his time in the Army, he earned special recognition and became a member of the Pershing Rifle Battalion.

After being discharged, Verbon and his young family moved back to St. Louis where he began his career as a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for Bristol-Myers Squibb, a global biopharmaceutical company. They later moved to Seattle, Washington and Denver, Colorado. Verbon later moved to his hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana and Verbon, Jr. moved to Houston, Texas.

During his time in New Orleans, Verbon became a member of Bricklayer's Union. He took amazing pride in the fact that he was involved in the building projects as large as the construction of several downtown hotel buildings and as small as the construction of his sister's flower bed.

An avid New Orleans Saints fan and impeccable dresser, Verbon was a kind and giving soul who was loved by everyone. You knew that he cared about you if he considered you an "adopted daughter or son." His laugh, warm smile and heart always left a lasting impression on those he encountered. He enjoyed fishing, a sharp blazer and some Stacy Adams shoes, a good homecooked meal, family barbecues and visits, and he could tell a great story. He will be greatly missed by his family, housemates, caregivers and friends.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Funeral Service at Nazareth Baptist Church, 9108 Pritchard Place New Orleans, LA 70118 on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 10:00 am. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am- 10:00 am. Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery. As mandated by the state laws of Louisiana due to the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone in attendance is required to adhere to all restrictions. You must wear a face mask at all times and practice social distancing. Arrangements entrusted to D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. Please visit to sign the online guestbook, share memories, and condolences for the family.