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“God bless you Stephanie and family. We know he lived a very honorable life. May he comfort and keep you all. ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Lettie Carr - Glenn Dale, MD

“Thank you for your support when I was in law school and allowing me to clerk with you. You are one of the best, kindest and most generous humans I...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: India Jewell

“My heartfelt condolences to Stephanie and the entire family. I am proud of the immense legacy left to all of us by Judge Jones. May he rest in...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Gina Hough - Washington, DC

“Condolences to Stephanie, William, Rick, Marc and Family. Rest In Peace Judge. You left the world a great legacy. ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: darryl guilford - Rockville, MD

“January 30, 2020Dear Family of Judge Nathaniel Jones:I will continue to lift your names up in prayer, especially during this difficult time. I am A...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: VALINDA JONES - Cincinnati, OH

“Rick! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family!! Also praying for the departed soul of your father to Rest In Peace!! - Lalita D. ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Lalita Duggal - Mason, OH

“Dear family of Judge Jones, You have my sincere condolences. I don't believe I ever met him but, he grew up and went all through school with my mom,...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Lynn Dunn - YOUNGSTOWN, OH

“Stephanie,I am not physically able to attend the services and viewing, but I must tell you how much I admired your father, a true gentleman and legal...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Deborah Gaines - Cincinnati, OH

“Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Judge Nate Jones was a friend, colleague and Kappa Brother. I had the pleasure of serving with him as local...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Richard Austin - Dayton, OH

“To Stephanie and the Jones family - being a neighbor and knowing your Father was a true honor and pleasure. His warm personality and smile were never...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Michael Crotty - Shanghai, China, OH

“I count this civil rights icon as my friend. He made me a better person by following his example. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Catherine Ingram - Cincinnati, OH

“Remembering Judge Jones for his encouragement at one of our campaign field offices on Madison Road - how tired we all were, and he came in laden with...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Miranda Menzies - Eden, UT

“In loving memory of a wonderful person. You will forever be in our thoughts and prayers.Raul and Virginia ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Virginia Riverview - FL


Jones, Judge Nathaniel Raphael, loving father of William Hawthorne (D'Anna), Pamela Velez, Rick Hawthorne (Laura), Marc Hawthrone ( Celeste) and Stephanie Jones and a dear friend Dr. Evelyn Higginbotham. Passed Sunday, January 26, 2020 Age 93 years. Visitation on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 5:00 PM- until 8:00 PM at Corinthian Baptist Church, 1920 Tennessee Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45237 with a special Kappa Alpha Psi Memorial Service at 6:00pm. Also Visitation Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 10:00 PM until 12:00 PM at Corinthian Baptist Church with Full Military Services. Special online condolences for family and friends may be expressed at