ForeverMissed

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.

Posted by Vitella Thompson on July 10, 2020
My dear Emile,
You touched my life with your kindness, friendship and amazing sense of humour. You were always so enthusiastic about everything in life and a wonderful influence on many of us who crossed your path. I can hear you saying “Don’t remember me with sadness. Don’t remember me with tears. Remember all the laughter we’ve shared throughout the years.” Continue to rest with the angels above. Vitella.
Posted by Lindsay Benjamin on July 10, 2020
Emile Jones was very much my senior at the Sierra Leone Grammar School. When I was in Form 1, he was in Upper 6! He stayed on to teach for another two years, I was one of his pupils. He led the Scripture Union, so it was no surprise that he became a clergyman. We met up again when he moved to Britain in the late 1990s, I think. He was active in the SLGS OBA UK Association. I continued to look up to him even though I myself was well into middle age. I remember his cheerfulness, his care for others and that lovely bass voice. May his soul continue to rest in peace.
Posted by Simon Holloway on July 10, 2020
We continue to thank God for the legacy of Emile s life and ministry in Sierra Leone, Germany and the UK. Such a lovely, gracious and kind man with an amazing bass voice. Our paths crossed in Freetown and Trinity College, Bristol in the 1970s. Always remember his piano playing at YFC meetings and at SU camps. So glad my family got to meet him in Bristol. A real ‘Gentleman’ they thought and said.
Posted by Dorris Ngaujah on February 28, 2020
Emile,
We shared the same birth year, so I always saw you as my Sierra Leonean twin. Together we shared so many memories, so many experiences, trips, etc.
The most memorable was when my son and I visited you in London and we sang old GYS songs for him.
I am approaching my 70th in 3 months. We are with you in spirit
Posted by Ronald Lisk-Carew on February 27, 2020
"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning - We will remember them."
Continue to Rest In Peace Emile.
Posted by Beryl Jones on February 28, 2020
Still dearly held in our hearts dear dad. It would have been your 70th Birthday! We celebrate the life you lived and the legacy and memories you left.
Posted by Simon Holloway on February 27, 2020
Emile was a wonderful gentleman in every way with a very bass voice. He would have been 70 years old today but was promoted to glory almost 5 years ago. We continue to remember his legacy of love and devotion to the Lord and to his family and all whom he came across. His example of kindness is one that we can all seek to aspire to. He sought to see the good in every person whom he met.
Posted by Myna JONES on February 27, 2020
In your memory, Emile, Kojo, Jones (my best friend, our dad,) - 70 years we would have celebrated with you today. We praise God who does all things well!
Our times are in God’s hands, and for some their journey on earth is much shorter. Our time on earth is limited. Death is a reality, and no one evades it—no matter how strong we are or how many years we live: “You sweep people away like dreams that disappear. They are like grass that springs up in the morning.” (Psalm 90:5).
So, I/we rest in the assurance and grace of the One who never fails. “We shall meet, we shall sing, we shall reign, In the land where the saved never die; We shall rest free from sorrow and pain, safe at home in the sweet bye and bye”. We will cherish your memories forever!
Posted by Franklyn Hamilton on July 10, 2019
My wife and I used to call him Father Funk. I knew Emile pretty much all my life; however I got to know him better at Fourah bay College and also in Germany. Fun guy to be around and who practiced Christianity in a way that made you relate to his message. never judgmental and always willing to lend a hand. Peace
Posted by Myna JONES on July 10, 2019
Emile, Kojo Jones- Four years of parting, remembering the years that can never be forgotten.
Our Father in heaven, a Father to the fatherless and a husband to the widow, we praise you for the journey you’ve taken us through and for your loving hands that held us throughout the many years. Lord, thank you for all you have done, for all you are doing and all you will do for my children and I. Receive all the praise!
“The King of love my Shepherd is, Whose goodness faileth never;
I nothing lack if I am His and He is mine forever.
... Good Shepherd may I sing thy praise within thy house forever”
Posted by Ronald Lisk-Carew on July 10, 2018
Dreadfully missed!!
Posted by Myna JONES on July 10, 2018
Emile, Kojo, Modupe, Conrad,
Today marks the 3rd anniversary of my dear husband, Emile and (Beryl and Benjamin's) father transition to glory.
"A million times we've missed you. A million times we've cried;
If love could have saved you, you never would have died.
Things we feel so deeply, are the hardest things to say. Our dearest Emile/ dad we've loved you; in every special way".
Yet, we'll keep praising, that God in all His wisdom, will give us grace for each new day till we meet again.
Posted by Myna JONES on February 27, 2018
EKJ- three years ago how we joyfully celebrated his 65th birthday.
Today, we remind ourselves that God hold the key of all unknown and we rejoice that God who is always faithful keeps our dear one in His eternal home...
The eternal God is our Refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms. He is our Shepherd, worthy of praise!
My children and I continue to hold and trust the Rock of our salvation, the All wise God who never fails.
Posted by nedum enwezor on February 27, 2018
Yet another year dearest Uncle. We still miss you over here. Keep resting in the bosom of the Lord.
From your only sister and family
Posted by nedum enwezor on July 13, 2017
Your memories still linger...will always do. We still miss you Uncle Emile. Lots of love from your only sister Aureola and brother in law Richard, Onyinye, Emeka, Uche and of course your namesake Nedum Emilia. Keep resting dearest Uncle!
Posted by Myna JONES on July 13, 2017
It still feels like a dream that two years ago Emile left us for his home in heaven. We praise our God of faithfulness and all comfort that His grace has kept us going as a family.

"Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
neither has entered into the heart of man,
the things that God has prepared for those who love Him".(1 Cor 2;9)

May God be forever praised!
Posted by Mohammed Leadi Cole on July 12, 2017
Sleep well Emile, sleep well.


Leadi
Posted by Myna JONES on July 12, 2016
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.
Posted by Simon Holloway on July 10, 2016
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.
Posted by Hugh Townson on July 7, 2016
So many happy memories of EKJ in Bristol: "More grace, your Gravy?"
Posted by Donald Smart on March 8, 2016
Romans 8:28
"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,
Donald Smart
Posted by Simon Holloway on February 28, 2016
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.
Posted by Gloria cline-smythe on February 27, 2016
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
Posted by Beryl Jones on February 27, 2016
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.
Posted by nedum enwezor on February 27, 2016
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.
Posted by Myna JONES on February 27, 2016
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.
Posted by Mohammed Leadi Cole on December 9, 2015
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
Posted by Silas Nicol on November 27, 2015
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!
Posted by Lilly D on September 19, 2015
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
Posted by Ronald Lisk-Carew on August 25, 2015
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¸.•*´
Posted by Velma Mitchell on August 2, 2015
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.
Posted by Penelope Meunier-Brock on August 2, 2015
The memory of the righteous will be a blessing, Proverbs 9 verse 7.
Posted by Gloria cline-smythe on July 31, 2015
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.
Posted by OLA MACAULEY on July 31, 2015
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.
Posted by Clifton Sawyerr on July 28, 2015
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
Posted by Adriano Aymer on July 28, 2015
Emile had this unique gift of bringing people together. He will be sadly missed. Deepest condolences to the entire family at home and abroad
Posted by nedum enwezor on July 28, 2015
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.
Posted by Lydia Decker on July 28, 2015
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.
Posted by Daniel Rop on July 27, 2015
The Lord used Emile to touch many lives, we will miss him. May his soul rest in perfect peace.
Becky.
Posted by Michael Ngaujah on July 27, 2015
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!!!
Posted by Dorris Ngaujah on July 27, 2015
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

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Posted by Vitella Thompson on July 10, 2020
My dear Emile,
You touched my life with your kindness, friendship and amazing sense of humour. You were always so enthusiastic about everything in life and a wonderful influence on many of us who crossed your path. I can hear you saying “Don’t remember me with sadness. Don’t remember me with tears. Remember all the laughter we’ve shared throughout the years.” Continue to rest with the angels above. Vitella.
Posted by Lindsay Benjamin on July 10, 2020
Emile Jones was very much my senior at the Sierra Leone Grammar School. When I was in Form 1, he was in Upper 6! He stayed on to teach for another two years, I was one of his pupils. He led the Scripture Union, so it was no surprise that he became a clergyman. We met up again when he moved to Britain in the late 1990s, I think. He was active in the SLGS OBA UK Association. I continued to look up to him even though I myself was well into middle age. I remember his cheerfulness, his care for others and that lovely bass voice. May his soul continue to rest in peace.
Posted by Simon Holloway on July 10, 2020
We continue to thank God for the legacy of Emile s life and ministry in Sierra Leone, Germany and the UK. Such a lovely, gracious and kind man with an amazing bass voice. Our paths crossed in Freetown and Trinity College, Bristol in the 1970s. Always remember his piano playing at YFC meetings and at SU camps. So glad my family got to meet him in Bristol. A real ‘Gentleman’ they thought and said.
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Shared by Simon Holloway on October 19, 2015

Emile K Jones and I overlapped by one year at Trinity College, Bristol where he came to study for Ordination in the Anglican Church. His last year was my first in 1976/7. However, we had already met in Sierra Leone at Scripture Union Camps and Youth for Christ meetings in Freetown. Emile had a wonderful bass voice and was an extemporare piano player who often played for the Youth for Christ meetings in the centre of Freetown in the 1970s. He was also a part of the Gospel Youth Singers (GYS) who often sung at weddings, conferences and before the President and others.

Our family in Bristol, my home town, remember Emile with affectdion as a perfect gentleman and full of grace and love towards all that he met.

We share the same birth year. A good vintage!  Now he is in glory and we pray for God's love and grace for all his family, and especially his wife Myna...