Funeral Services for Samuel “Sammy” Jones of Taylor Circle will be held at 1 p.m. Sat. (Mar.10) at the Walter Gerrells Performing Arts Center. Father Valentine Jankowski OFM Conv., pastor of the San Jose Catholic Church will officiate. Interment will follow in the new section of Carlsbad Cemetery. Red balloons will be released after his burial. A Prayer Vigil and Rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. Fri. (Mar.9) at San Jose Catholic Church.
Visitation will be 1-6 p.m. Fri. (Mar.9) at West Funeral Home.
Services have been entrusted to West Funeral Home.
Samuel “Sammy” Scott Jones was born on August 7, 2007 in Carlsbad, N.M. and was granted his angel wings on March 5, 2012. He was 4 years old. His loving parents are Randy Scott Jones and Nancy Guillen Jones. He brought much joy and happiness to his family and all who knew him. Sammy loved to dance, sing, and play baseball. He also loved monster trucks, the color red, and Spiderman. The sandlot was his favorite movie. He was his mommy’s partner every day and enjoyed spending time with his daddy fishing, hunting, and cooking out. He also enjoyed playing with his brother, sister, and his neighbor “Neenee” Sabrina. When he broke something it was never him but “Javi!”
Samuel is survived by his loving parents Randy and Nancy Jones, sister Aracely Jones, brother Javier Jones, paternal grandparents Randy and Donna Jones, maternal grandmother Laura Guillen, great grandmother Roberta Jones, aunts and uncles: David and Patricia Larez, Carla Balderrama, Joe and Gina Saunders, Clara Nance, Debra Weisel, Brad Bradley, Sarah and William Weldy, Timothy and Julie Roberson, Curtis Jones, Trina Jones, Carlos and Nancy Guillen, Cristina Guillen and Joaquin Zacarias Jr., and Maritha Quinones cousins: Shyanne and Brookelynn Weldy, Conner and Chloe Roberson, Austin Carnero, Damian and Adrian Guillen, Aaron and Ricardo Zacarias along with many more great uncles, aunts, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother Tamala Bradley, maternal grandfather Carlos Guillen Sr., and great grandfather Samuel Jones.
Pallbearers will be Carlos Guillen, Adrian Guillen, Damian Guillen, Joaquin Zacarias, Aaron Zacarias, Ricardo Zacarias, Bobby Romero, Curtis Jones, and Timothy Roberson. Honorary pallbearers will be the search and rescue team along with anyone who assisted with his rescue.
Samuel was loved by many. With his passing we are reminded that life should be celebrated. Although we will miss him every day, he will remain forever in our hearts. He brought a community together filling them with hope and prayer. Sammy’s life would seem too short to many, but for those who were touched by him, his beautiful smile will live in their hearts forever.
Fly with the angels baby we will miss you dearly.