Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

Vernon Maurice Jones

03/08/1940 - 11/10/2017

Viewing Information

A viewing will be held, Friday, November 17, 2017 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Avenue.

Service Information

WATCH FUNERAL LIVE ONLINE..A funeral service will be held, 11am, Saturday, November 18, 2017
Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Chapel
120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk VA

Interment Information

Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
6309 E. Virginia Beach Boulevard Norfolk VA

Vernon Maurice Jones was born on March 8, 1940 in Virginia Beach, VA, to the late Elijah M. Jones, Sr. and the late Mildred V. Jones. Vernon departed this life on Friday, November 10, 2017 from a short illness.   Vernon graduated from Princess Ann County Training School, the first high school for African Americans in Virginia Beach, and then went on to attend Norfolk State University and eventually, American University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice. Vernon lived a meaningful life and was respected by many as a man of valor, bravely dedicating his entire life to serving and protecting others. A E5 Specialist in the U.S. Army, Vernon served as a Clinical Psychologist Technician from 1965-1967. He then spent the next 40 years working at the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C., serving in the 2nd District's Detective office. As a Detective for both Robbery and Homicide branches, he investigated countless armed robberies, kidnappings and homicide cases. He worked closely with the FBI and the D.C. United States Attorney’s office. He also spent time training new detectives and teaching criminal investigation workshops and seminars. He received honorable mention for his role in high-profile cases, and was the recipient of several awards in Robbery and Homicide investigations, including “Detective of the Month.” A man of principle and high standards, Vernon believed that the true measure of a man is how hard he works and how well he provides for his family. He took pride in providing for his loved ones. Vernon was known for his generosity — and he didn’t expect anything in return — except results. If you wanted to pay him back for something, a simple “I succeeded” would do. His display of love was investing in people, and he is most remembered for sowing into the lives of others.   Vernon leaves to cherish his memory: one son, Rodney Jones of Virginia Beach, VA; one daughter, Ashley Estes of Philadelphia, PA; one son-in- law, Anthony Estes of Philadelphia, PA; one grandson, Jaxson Estes of Philadelphia, PA; one brother, James Jones of Norfolk, VA; two sisters, Regina (Jean) Harris of Norfolk, VA, and Monica Grimstead Jones of Virginia Beach, VA; two brothers-in- law, Thomas Daryl Harris of Norfolk, VA, and Eric Grimstead of Virginia Beach, VA; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other family and friends.

Nicole To the family in your time of need. God sees your tears and sadness and he promises to wipe them away, Revelation 21:4
Posted: 11/18/2017
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Pat & Herman Weaver Family, please know that we're praying for all of you as you go through this time of sorrow. May God keep you in his care. Please keep Vernon's memories close to your hearts always. Monica, Jean and Bubble God loves you and so do I.
Posted: 11/17/2017
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Brenda, Lona, and Keon Rodney, We are sorry about your loss of your father. We wanted to let you know that our thoughts and prayer are with you and your family.
Posted: 11/17/2017
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Detective Neil W. Jones (MPDC Retired) It was an honor and a privilege to work along side Vernon at the MPDC Second District Detective's Unit. He will be greatly missed. R.I.P. my brother.
Posted: 11/16/2017
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Mishelle McIntosh.Cooperwood So sorry for the lost of one of my dearest friends and extended family member. Love you Vernon You will be greatly missed. Love, Mishelle McIntosh Cooperwood & The McIntosh Family
Posted: 11/16/2017
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Clarence F. Nelson, Jr. The Class of 1965, Union Kempsville High School, The U.K. Tigers," hereby acknowledges the passing of your brother and loved one. Your class shares and proudly joins you in celebrating Vernon's life and accomplishments. If there is anything we can do to assist you and the Jones Family at this time, please let me know. Your class is on stand- by to assist. GOD bless you.
Posted: 11/16/2017
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Larry Kennedy May you rest in peace Vernon. It was a pleasure to know, and work with you. Vernon you were always considered to be a gentleman, and a great police officer.
Posted: 11/15/2017
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Dr. LaToya Lee & Larry Forester Ashley & Family, we love and praying for you. We are sorry for your lost and hope you find comfort in knowing he is in a better place and will be watching over you always. Love you!
Posted: 11/15/2017
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Shayla Jackson Ward To my cousin Rodney Jones, Ashley, and the entire Jones family, please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one, Mr. Vernon Jones. May the Lord grant you comfort during your time of bereavement and in the days and weeks to come. May he rest in peace. Love, The Ward Family: Shayla, Mark, Sr. & Mark, Jr.
Posted: 11/15/2017
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Donna Wilson Detective Vernon Jones was professional from the suits he wore every day to his manner of investigating crimes and interviewing citizens. Vernon was very dependable and always reported to work an hour before his shift began. This was greatly appreciated by the shift he was relieving. Vernon told hilarious stories about people misbehaving, and although the stories were funny to the hearer, Vernon kept a straight face. Vernon was not for foolishness but he did enjoy his shift and laughing and joking with co-workers during down time in the office. Vernon made his co-workers laugh because he said classical music was an afrodesiac so he listened to it sometimes in the police car. Vernon listened to WTOP in the office and when asked why he said "you always have to stay informed." During a 12 hour shift the office saw Vernon eat a salad piled 4" high, that took him about 20 minutes to make. This was normal to Vernon but amusing to anyone seeing him make this salad. Decent, respectful, and exemplary as a detective. Family, thank you for sharing Vernon with us. God will take care of you; rest in his care. Peace and blessings.
Posted: 11/14/2017
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Ben Collins I had the privilege to work with Vernon in the 90's. He was a very humble man with wisdom.
Posted: 11/14/2017
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Jackie Robinson I was so sorry to hear of the passing of my good friend. He was a wonderful man & he was a great friend as well. I share in your grief at our sad loss. Vernon will be greatly missed in the D.C.-Md area.
Posted: 11/14/2017
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John Rucker I had the great pleasure of supervising Vern who was a very quite and humble man. Vern gave great advice and guidance to everyone in the office. Vern will be greatly missed my sincere condolences to his family. I’m sure Vern is checking the stock market.
Posted: 11/14/2017
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Michael Farish I had the privilege of getting to know and working with Vernon beginning in the early 1990’s when he came to Homicide from Robbery. He was a genuinely nice man, a dedicated cop, and always spoke of his family and their importance in his life. May he Rest In Peace, and for his family I extend my sincere condolences on your loss.
Posted: 11/14/2017
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Tom Rosenborg I had the privilege to work with Detective Vernon Jones ( Over 40 years on the Metropolitan Police Department Of Washington, DC). He was always a good man and a humble man. Most of all he was wealth of information and a great colleague. He was one of the few figures that helped define my life, and many of those in MPD. He will be missed. RIP Detective Vernon Jones
Posted: 11/14/2017
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Mike Ross My sincere condolences to the Jones family, I worked with "Vern" for ten years or so at 2-D MPDC. Great guy, I will miss him trying to explain to me the stock page of the newspaper. My prayers go out to all that knew Vernon. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
Posted: 11/13/2017
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Trench Brunson My deepest sympathy for my cousin Ashley,and her family. May God be with you all.
Posted: 11/13/2017
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Venus Brooks Words cannot express my sorrow for the loss of your father. May the love and grace of God give you the comfort that you seek during this difficult time. I know that it will not make sense, and I know that you may start questioning God for what happened. But grief and sorrow bring you closer to God. Your tears and suffering will be replaced by happiness when you truly have faith.
Posted: 11/13/2017
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Lutrell Forester Ashley and the Jones family, our prayers are with you. Your dad will be missed, but know that you have memories that will sustain you. Praying for your strength.
Posted: 11/13/2017
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Samuel & Tina Warren Dear Rodney Jones & the Jones Family:Our Sincere Condolences to you on the death of your father,Vernon. May you have Peace and Comfort from our Lord and Savior who knows your heart and will strengthen you.
Posted: 11/13/2017
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Nicole I'm truly sorry for your loss of your loved one. May you gain comfort at this difficult time, Revelation 21:4
Posted: 11/13/2017
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