Norman E. Jones affectionately known as “Boogie”, departed this life on Wednesday,
December 18, 2019. He was 77, born May 31, 1942 in Easton, son of the late Charles
Groce and Addie P. Bailey.
Boogie attended Talbot County Public Schools, and then relocated to pursue a security
guard job in Rhode Island where he resided for 30 years. He was employed with several
businesses, which included Allen Foods, JC Penny’s, Tide Water Inn and Genesis Healthcare The Pines. He also
worked as a handy man and cut grass for family and friends. Boogie enjoyed singing with
Asbury UMC Men’s Choir, riding his motorcycle, cooking, playing the drums, spending
time with family and cruising the streets of Easton on his lawn mower.
He is preceded in death by his brothers, Elliott “Peanut” Orville Groce and Gregory “Bronco” Watkins, step-father, Marshall E. Bailey, Sr. and brothers-in-law, Blaise Sr. and Stanley Stewart.
Boogie is survived by three brothers: Marshall Bailey Jr. (Barbara) of Easton, MD, Mark
Bailey (Brenda) of Ridgely, MD, and Byron (Robin) Bailey of Cordova, MD; three sisters: Rebecca Bailey
of Cordova, MD, Rosalee Anderson of Baltimore, MD, and Lillian Stewart of Ridgely,
MD; Special Friend: Blanche “Tiny” Butler; six children: Markeith Jones, Shantel
Jones, Donnell Jones, Ashley Cooper (Mark), Norman Jones, Jr(Elise) and Shontay Stephens; step-daughter: Ryshema
Freeman; eleven grandchildren: Markeith Jones Jr., Skyla Butler, Ri’Mir Butler and Caij
Wallace, Khire Jones, Masen Jones, Caiden Jones, Mar’kyah Cooper, Markdayon Cooper
Jr. and Tavaris Jones, Alexis Stephens and Makhi' Stephens; Special Uncle: Robert Bailey and a host of nieces, nephews,
cousins and friends.