Rickey Jones

Nov 12, 1956 - Mar 28, 2017


Rickey fell asleep in death peacefully at home with his adoring wife by his side at the very young age of 60. Born in Los Angeles, California to Ossie Very (Williams) and Joseph Carwell Jones, Rickey was a strong and confident man who loved life and lived it to the fullest. In his death a good man has gone and one family and friends will sadly and deeply miss.

He is preceded in death by his father and older brother, Joseph Jones, Jr.

He leaves behind his loving mother, Ossie Williams of Palm Springs, CA; sister, Brenda Jones of Palm Springs, CA; sister, Beverly Jones of Los Angeles, CA; brother, Carlos Jones and his wife, Patricia of La Mirada, CA;. of La Mirada, CA; an aunt, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and long-time friends.

He is survived by his heartbroken wife, Cheri Jones of Sacramento, CA; sons, Rickey Jones and his wife, Natalie of San Jose, CA; Stephon Jones of Sacramento, CA; Ryan Jones of San Jacinto, CA; daughters, Raven Jones of Dallas, TX; Olivia Jones of San Jacinto, CA; and “Papa’s Boy”, his grandson, Jayden Jones of San Jose, CA.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org) in Rickey’s memory.

To my husband:
I love you now. I love you still.
I cherish our short time together.
And always will.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial Park
9189 E. Stockton Boulevard
Elk Grove, CA
US 95624


  • Tim Cary says:

    Rickey, we played baseball together as kids and respected the value of teamwork. I will remember you always.

  • Elaine Ambrose says:

    RIP Dear Brother Love you and prayers in support of your Family ❤

  • Dan Kato says:

    My deepest sorrow to the Ricky Jones Family. He was a football brother at Carson, but mostly my friend. We fought together on the field, and ate and laughed together off the field. RIP brother.

  • Katherine Yamamoto aka Kathy Kahookele says:

    Rest in love my dear sweet friend and brother. You were always on my mind and in my heart. Fly with angels. God bless.❤


    We Ricks always enjoyed life in every way we could thank you for being a friend and teammate during our time here my brother RIP

  • Lisa Cottrell-Fulbright says:

    Rickie lived up the street from me on Cliveden Avenue in DA, since we were in elementary school! You were always clowning and we had a lot of fun, and we fought a lot as well!!! We all always tripped on All of “The Rickies!!!!”, because there were, it seemed… a million of them!!! But on the serious side…back in the day when we were all swimming at Victoria Park , I got caught under the rope trying to swim to the deep side and keep my swimming cap on.!!! I started struggling and taking in water, I just knew I was gonna drown! All of a sudden something scooped me up and got me to the side wall… It was You Rickie!!! From that day On You were My Hero and we never fought again! We were very close and You were always known as Uncle Rick by my kids! Wow! I’m in shock! Gonna Miss You Bro! One Love

  • Daryl DeCuir says:

    Rickey Jones and I grew up together in Carson. I had the pleasure of playing Little League baseball and football with him. We later connected at Amtrak where we both worked for a period of time. Rickey Jones was a true competitor in every aspect of life. One of the Rickey best attributes was to always be positive and strong. Rest in peace Rickey I will miss you forever. ” if you could choose one player on your team it would be Rickey.”

  • Vic Resendez says:

    Sorry to To Hear About Ricky Jones, He Was A Friend And A Carson Colt Football Team Mate 1972, See You Again Ricky, Hold On To That Football

  • Donna Dawson says:

    My condolences to Rickey’s family and friends. We were classmates at Curtiss Jr High and Carson High. May Rickey Rest In Peace.

  • John Kelly says:

    My Deepest condolences to Ricky’s Family. I am Deeply saddened to hear this. Ricky and I grew up together playing Baseball and football and He was a Great Friend to all that knew him and a Great Person to all he met. My Heart aches tonight. Prayers cor Ricky and his Family

  • Tony Ringlero says:

    My Condolence to Rickey’s family. Ricky has been a good friend in high school. And a great team mate on our football team. A powerful ball carrier for our team. I have missed Ricky since we parted after graduation. And more so now he has walked on into the spirit world. With love and respect to Ricky’s family.

  • Elaine Ambrose says:


  • Kim Houston says:

    Sending my deepest condolences to the family & friends of Rickey Jones. Nothing but great memories from Carson High School class of 1974… Kim Houston

  • Jennie Dorsch says:

    My deepest condolences to Ricky’s family and friends. He was such a kind and respectful young man in high school. May God give you strength and peace during this difficult time.

  • So'o Manai says:

    Hey Rickey, long time no see. I’m sorry to hear you’ve gone on to the other side in heaven. I pray you established a relationship with Jesus and God before you left. I pray for your family. God bless your journey. Love you my Carson brother! CHS alumni send their love and hugz. Until we meet again, aloha. <3

  • Randy Huskey says:

    My heartfelt condolences to Rickey’s family. Played football at Carson with Rickey, and one of many great memories is the day of the Powderpuff Game 1974. Wonderful memories of Rickey. Thinking of your family at this sad time.

  • Liz Lucero Shiroma says:

    Although we didn’t run in the same circles, I remember Ricky from both Curtiss and Carson High. My sympathy go out to his family and friends. RIP Ricky. You left us far too soon.

  • Eloise Miller says:

    Love you Ricky

  • Petricee Johnson says:

    My Condolences to the family. RIP my friend…

  • Richard Whitfield says:

    RIP Ricky Jones Sorry for you loss to the family and friends .Prayers sent

  • Venus Washington-Cain says:

    Ricky was a great classmate and football player. May God grant the Jones family peace and wrap his loving arms around them.

  • Linda Wills Roberts says:

    My brother Sunyani Shabaka (John Wills) and I are in shock. You are gone to soon. Sending prayers to your family Rickey. Carson Colts family forever.

  • Robbie and Donna Banks says:

    To the Family of our friend Ricky We Robbie and Donna Lockett Banks send Our Love ❤️ and Prayers for You All to have the Peace and Comfort of The Lord during this time of sorrow. RIP Our Carson Colt Brother!!!

  • Gina says:

    Much prayers to the family my heart goes out to you all. Love, Adam & Gina Madrigal

  • Mayra says:

    Many prayers during this difficult time. May he rest in peace. Mayra Lopez & Joseph Nelson

  • Kari Miner says:

    I witnessed daily the love and joy you brought to your wife. You were deeply loved and will be deeply missed. My prayers to the family.

  • Olivia Corona says:

    Dearest Cheri, I’m sadden to hear of husband’s passing. I know you had a special love with him and how much happiness you had when you spoke of him. Your husband was such a distinguished man and had such a pleasing personality. I know that there is little I can say to console you but please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. With deepest sympathy, Olivia Corona

  • Lisa Richardson & Steven Richardson says:

    Rickey Jones was married to my first cousin, Cheri Jones. She has loved him for a lifetime, and they were blessed to have spent the last years of his life together. Rickey has always treated me with love, respect and hospitality. May God continue to wrap his arms around Cheri, Rickey Rashad and Stephon. I will always remember the domino games, barbeques and gumbo parties. RIP Rickey, you will never have to suffer again.

  • Sheila Kerr says:

    Cheri, I am so sorry to hear this. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. He was a good man and his time was too short.

  • vicki lira says:

    Cheri, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I know you have a lot of memories, good and bad, Hold on to those as they will help you make it thru very rough times. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

  • Beverly Jones says:

    Sister you did great by my Brother i love the service he was one lucky man to have you for a wife my Beautiful one i love you and you will always be my sister

  • Sean Fulbright says:

    My heartfelt condolences go out to the Jones family, I remember Ricky so we’ll ,he and my brother Keith Fulbright were good friends when we lived in Carson in the 70’s . Ricky always had a smile on his face and something funny to say. Rest in Paradise my brother.

  • Gale Weathersby says:

    My condolences to the family. Ricky was a good friend. God bless the family. Gale Weathersby

  • herbert muhammad says:

    my prayers go out to mrs.jones carlos brenda beverly and rickeys wife and children

  • herbert muhammad says:

    northern cali misses ricky jones its funny how time goes by.its a sad day in sanfran oakland sanjose cause. Rickey went away.i was telling my sister dionne laffoon how rickey saved me one nite from getting kidnapped again by my mother when in a divorce battle.it was funny what he told my moms may she rest in peace.1970 walking from victoria park.down 190th university.joeys pool hall. we shoot for 2.he went to carson i went to carnegie.pops would tell me stay out pool hall.havent seen my brother since 1979 at a barbcue.in the crenshaw much peace.

  • Pamela Fulbright Nelson says:

    That video was so lovely. It took me back to Carson, CA where we grew up. Ricky was my Brother, Keith’s best friend. Ricky was always full of cheer! I can hear his laughter now! My deepest condolences go out to his lovely wife and children and all the Jones family. May you Rest in Eternal Peace friend!

  • Karyn Ellis says:

    May God bless you and keep you in the transition of your love ones. Love your family, the Ellis family – Karyn, Audrey, Kevin and Crystal.

  • Patricia Jasper says:

    I met the family when I was about 13 so that was about 52 years ago. The Jones family has been in my life a long time. Ricky was like a brother I saw about every 5 years or so. He was a lot of fun and always laughing. Until we meet again in the resurrection. All my love to the Jones family.

  • Dionne Laffoon-Omilabu says:

    To a man that made everyone smile and laugh
    Yes he was a teddy bear and that’s what I called him…My condolences to his wife and children My life go on in his memory. Keep a.of the memories in tote.
    We were neighbors in Del Amo Highlands Carson CA and neighbors in Northern CA I am re.embering the Sunday football.games you Keith Full right and Mith Brownbill played in 1975-76 (LACC) and the SF Trip We all planned and we t on in that wonderful drive.
    What a time we all had (me and Pineapple (Keith Brownbill), Donna Humphrey and Keith Full right,
    Los Whitfield and Rickey Jones,)
    I will never forget!!!
    Do party too hearty up there..I keep getting dreams and visits from First husband Pineapple filled with smiles so I know you all are having a ball
    Much Love and tell Pineapple to check in every now and then
    You are now with my first husband Keith Molo

  • Gayle Queiros Bauer says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Rickey’s passing. I was just reading where he signed my yearbook saying I was the best looking girl in class! How did I miss that?!?! My condolences to his family.

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