Passing of Dr Johnnie A Jones Sr

Count Time Podcast honors the life and legacy of warrior, legend Dr. Johnnie A Jones, Sr. who passed away on April 23rd 2022. He was 102-years-old. He fought for the next generation and his legacy will inspire future generations as it has inspired all who knew of him. A civil rights attorney, Dr. Jones was inducted into the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame and earned the Purple Heart for fighting while injured by shrapnel during Operation Overlord, the D-Day invasion of Omaha Beach. This episode includes an excerpt from Interview with Johnnie A Jones, Sr. as he describes his experiences as a warrant officer in World War II.

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Dr. Johnnie A. Jones, Sr. Funeral Services

Funeral services will be held for Dr. Jones on Monday, May 2nd 2022 at the Mount Zion First Baptist Church, 356 T. J. Jemison Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 

  • 9 – 10 viewing
  • 10 – 10:30 Special Recognition and Presentations
  • 11 – 12 Services
  • 1:00 Port Hudson Cemetery Military Burial

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Selected quotes and notes from Count Time Podcast with LD Azobra on the passing of Johnnie Jones

Johnnie A. Jones, Sr. (November 30, 1919 – April 23, 2022) was an African American Louisiana state legislator, soldier in the 494th Port Battalion and civil rights attorney associated with the 1953 Baton Rouge bus boycott, the first anti-segregation bus boycott, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and a precursor to the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Montgomery, Alabama.

He was born Nov. 30, 1919 in Laurel Hill, La. where he was raised on Rosemound Plantation by his parents who farmed 73 acres of land. Known as a social justice warrior,  Dr. Jones was inducted into the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame for his service to the citizens of Louisiana and for his achievements in the pursuit of justice. He earned the Purple Heart for fighting while injured on the beaches of Normandy.
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