- 65 years old
- Date of birth: Feb 27, 1950
- Date of passing: Jul 10, 2015
|Let the memory of Emile be with us forever|
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Emile Jones, 65, born on February 27th, 1950 and passed away on July 10th, 2015. We will remember him forever.
"One year on and my children and I remember with gratitude to God the life we shared together with our dear husband and father Emile Kojo Jones, and his witness in this world.
We miss him but are reassured by Gods word that he is in a better place where there's no more pain, or crying or dialysis. We find comfort in knowing that by His grace, 'nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus'. As a song says, "there's a land that is fairer than day and by faith we shall see it afar for the Father waits over the way..."
Emile K, we will meet him again in heaven some day, but till then he remains forever special and loved in our hearts."
"Many thanks to God for Emile's life and witness in Freetown, Bristol, London, Germany and other places where he lived and visited. I knew him in both Freetown and Bristol where he trained at Trinity College. We pray for Myna and the children to continue to know God's love and peace."
"So many happy memories of EKJ in Bristol: "More grace, your Gravy?""
"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God"
The advice you gave me when we taught at the Grammar School.
Farewell my friend,
"When I first arrived in Freetown as a VSO in September 1972, the GYS concert at the British Council was one of the first events which I attended. It was such an inspiration and Emile along with so many others were great at welcoming me as a young follower of Christ to Sierra Leone. A few years later, our paths crossed again in my hometown of Bristol where Emile went to study at Trinity College. We overlapped for one year there. The photo posted already was taken of us with our Vicar and Lecturer Tony Baker at Redland Parish Church - my home church. Thank you Emile for all the encouragement and blessing you have given to me and so many others on the path of faith, following the Lord Jesus."
"It is hard to accept that physically you are no longer here Emile. Thanks for all your encouragement from Freshman to Qualifying Year, FBC. We can never forget you as each of us Second Career Students in that class, treasured the difference you meant to us. Our consolation is in the fact that' the Lord gave, and He taketh away, Blessed be the Name of the Lord'. Rest In Perfect Peace"
"As I take note of today's date I recall with mixed emotion how we joyfully celebrated your 65th Birthday last year! It is so hard to write this...it's still strange to think that you are no longer with us in person! Thank God for Jesus and heaven! We know that in your transition to heaven you will have been gladly received with the words "well done good and faithful servant". In life and death you continue to point to the source of eternal life! We use today to give God thanks for your life! You are dearly missed! Love you, your daughter Beryl."
"It should have been your birthday today. Tears roll down my eyes as I write this...my dearest uncle and namesake. You left a huge vaccum. It's hard to explain the pain that we feel. We still miss you dearest Uncle-the phone calls, the emails, the letters, that unique voice...it is an endless list. You touched humanity. We lost a rare gem of inestimable value in our generation. Death took you away but we will meet in heaven where we shall part no more. You will forever remain etched in our hearts. We love you Uncle Emile. From Dad, Mum (your only sister) and your nieces and nephew."
"Emile, K, my husband, my best friend, my soul mate would we have imagined a day like today, that which should have been your 66th birthday? Now and always, I thank God for who you were. God is good and faithful so even in your absence we will trust Him. We miss you, but we'll see you in heaven some day- that is our hope."
"At the Grammar School, Emile and I bonded very well, not so much because we both came from the East End of Freetown and we both belonged to the noble Quintus House, but because we took many B.K courses together to the extent that he would provoke me, calling Rev. Mohammed. Indeed, when we took the GCE 'O" level exam only Emile and I passed the subject that year. We have remained in contact ever since. Even though he was living in UK and I am living in the USA, he will always send me my Christmas Card. If I call his house and I cannot talk to him I will tell his wife, "Tell him Rev. Mohammed Cole called". On one such occasion, I had to explain to his wife the origin of that name.
Canon Emily Jones was a true friend and I will surely miss Him. May he rest in perfect peace and may light perpetual always shine on him.
Alhaji Dr. Mohammed Leadi Cole"
"I attended the Prince of Wales school where Biblical studies was not taught. It was "Emile," as we fondly called him who encouraged and inspired me to take Biblical studies at Fourah Bay College. He said "Silas, if you like reading subjects, it does not matter whether you took B.K. in school or not, you can make it in the department." I took his advice and had the best grade in Biblical studies among my other subjects. His is an indelible legacy and I will continue to treasure happy memory of this role model; a gentleman and a dedicated child of God. May his good works live on as he rests in the tender and loving arms of Jesus. Indeed, you are gone but not forgotten!"
"Emile was a lovely person who never had a bad word to say about anyone. He encouraged people to live their lives through Jesus. He will be sorely missed. RIP Emile. D. Wilson"
"ڿڰۣ✿Rest In Peace✿ڿڰۣ¸.•*´ "REST IN PARADISE BROTHER EMILE" ✿ڿڰۣ¸.•*´ - A Valiant Trinitonian. You will be deeply missed and you will never ever be forgotten, till we all meet again one sweet blessed day.ڿڰ✿ڿڰۣ¸.•*´"
"Emile, we will miss your quiet and profound spirit of Christ-like love towards all. You were always an inspiration to us. Ron and I will never forget your musical, literary and academic talents. But most important of all, we will never forget the consistent presence of the Holy Spirit in you. With a friendship spanning decades on in this world, we look forward to a joyful reunion in Heaven at the feet of Jesus."
"The memory of the righteous will be a blessing, Proverbs 9 verse 7."
"This tribute is to my Old Testament Lecturer in Fourah Bay College, part of the University of Sierra Leone, the one and only 'Gentleman Jim', the Rev. Canon Emile Jones. Ours was a class of second career civil servants who received great encouragement from Emile. My heart goes out to his beloved wife and the children. My deep regret is our paths did not cross again once he and the family had to live in England. Today as a Called and Ordained Pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, I am grateful for all Courses he taught and laying the foundation for a fresh career in the Church after my retirement . May God grant him eternal rest."
"This tribute was added by Ola Macauley on 31 July 2015
Emile and I attended the Regents Square Municipal in Freetown. On my 50th Birthday I received a book from Emile with the names of all the other students in our class. I was surprised that he remembered everyone and I was grateful for this birthday present. I know that one of the things he wanted to do was to set up an Old Pupils Association of our school but because of ill health he was not able to do so.
Emile was a gentleman and I know that he is safe in the Saviour's hands. He will be missed by the Sierra Leonean Community in UK. May light perpetual shine on him. Rest in peace my brother."
"My heart was broken when I read about the passing of my friend the good Rev Emile Jones. I met Emile when I began my secondary education at the Sierra Leone Grammar School (SLGS). Though we were closer in age, Emile was two grades higher and therefore my senior at SLGS.
He took me under his wing and made sure I became a member of all religious groups. He taught us gospel songs and scriptures during our meetings. At that time, most of the religious groups met during the lunch period.
During the Rev. Otto Palmer administration, we knew that Emile would one day become a Head Boy just like his older brothers. He groomed himself for the position.
I am proud to have called him my friend because I knew him as a very unassuming person, who showed us that he had a true love for people and who greeted everyone with an easy smile.
Emile was a gentleman, always cordial and always polite. He was indeed true to his call. I am heartbroken at the loss of someone who touched so many with an inspirational spirit.
Clifton Oju Sawyerr"
"Emile had this unique gift of bringing people together. He will be sadly missed. Deepest condolences to the entire family at home and abroad"
"My dearest Uncle, indeed your life was a testimony! You lived your life to the fullest given the circumstances. You were always optimistic and hopeful. I would miss your voice which was so unique.
You were always willing to help and you never complained. Uncle, words are not enough to express our sadness at your death.
My siblings, cousins and entire family mourn your loss but we are consoled with the fact that you are in Heaven. Rest in Peace my Uncle and namesake.
'Nedum Emilia Enwezor."
"Emile was a brother, a friend and life changer. He made jokes come alive and never forgets those old childhood fun times. He cherished the past as much as the present, and lived a life that give glory to God. Thank you brother for all of the fun, the songs and the jokes and your unending love. God bless you! Rest in Peace."
"Emile was a pillar in my Jesus experience, a back bone for GYS. An inspiration and my hero. The memory of his cheerful, infectious smile, inclusiveness and love for others, will live in my heart and soul eternally.
I always wanted to play and make music effortlessly (it seemed to me), like him. Love you my brother, and GYS forever!!!"
"When we worked together in Sierra Leone leading the Gospel Youth Singers, Emile was the backbone of our group. When I took my son to meet him in London, we had such a refreshing time singing together. He was frail then, but God gave us so many more years. I am more of a woman of God for the inspiration God gave me through Emile.
Father, thank you for the privilege of having known Emile and for what he added to my life. I look forward to our reunion on that side. Dorris"
"The Lord used Emile to touch many lives, we will miss him. May his soul rest in perfect peace.
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