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Alonzo "Baldy" James Jones

December 20, 1937 ~ July 29, 2020 (age 82)

Obituary

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Alonzo James Jones Jr, 82, of Cambridge, peacefully departed this life on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at
6:55pm at Chesapeake Woods Nursing Home.


Born December 20, 1937, in Cambridge to the late Alonza and Martha Jones. He was their only son. As
a child he attended St. Luke United Methodist Church where his family were active members.
Baldy as he as affectionately called was a graduate of Mace’s Lane High School in 1955. Baldy was an
outstanding athlete. While at Mace’s Lane High School he played basketball and baseball. He was an
exceptional baseball player. Baldy played Semi-Pro baseball and also tried out for the New York Yankees
Minor League Team.


In October 1956 he enlisted into the United States Marine Corps and attending basic training in South
Carolina. While enlisted in Marines he played baseball and received the Good Conduct Medal before
being honorably discharged in April 1960.


Upon returning to Cambridge Baldy worked at National Can for many years. He also worked at
Dorchester General Hospital and with the Dorchester County Public Schools system as a janitor. He had
his own business cleaning doctor offices in the evening. In his spare time he did taxes and referred
basketball games. He loved giving back to his community.


Baldy was nice person, never harmed anyone, and he got alone with everyone. He cared and loved his
family, friends, and everyone he was around. Although Baldy never had any children he was a father
figure to his nieces, nephews, and cousins. Everyone looked up to him.


When the residents of Cambridge heard the word fashion, Baldy was a name that popped in their minds.
Baldy loved his flashy suits, hats and shoes. He often traveled miles away and sometimes out of state to
get them, so that he could be original, he never wore the same suit twice. People often waited for him
to arrive at the party so that they could see what he had on. He was always “sharp”.


Baldy leaves to cherish fond memories his loving two sisters; Gloria Wongus and Veronica “Tootsie”
Jones, nephews; Sherwood Wongus, Richard Wongus, Lamont Jones, Taron Jones, and Demetrice
Demby Jr, nieces; Dorothy Pinder, Laurine Ennals, Evelyn Wongus , Roberta Wongus, Tyra Meekins,
Andrea Scott, Monica Jones, and Nykeria Jones, plus a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and
friends.


Baldy is preceded in death by his parents Alonza and Martha Jones, two sisters Delores Jones, Agnes
Seymore, brother; Charles Wongus, nephew; Charles Wongus Jr., two brother in-laws; James Wongus
and Tyrone Seymore.

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Services

Public Viewing
Tuesday
August 11, 2020

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
St. Luke United Methodist Church
712 Bradley Ave
Cambridge, Maryland 21613

Funeral Service
Tuesday
August 11, 2020

12:00 PM
St. Luke United Methodist Church
712 Bradley Ave
Cambridge, Maryland 21613

Interment following funeral service
Tuesday
August 11, 2020

Bethel Cemetery
Bayly Road
Cambridge, Maryland 21613

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