By PORTIA A. SCOTT (www.atlantadailyworld.com)
A packed audience attended final rites for Theodore Roosevelt Jones Jr., Thursday, Dec. 8, at Warren Memorial United Methodist Church. Pastor Rev. Donald K. Reed Sr. officiated, with Rev. Wimbley Hale Jr., former pastor of Warren and now pastor of Andrews Chapel UMC, bringing the eulogy.
The 11 a.m. service was a somber one for family and friends who remembered the deceased as serving more than 38 years as an educator of the Atlanta Public Schools. Jones, a native of Columbus, Ga., served as principal of several schools including Peeples Street Elementary, Ragsdale Elementary; John Kennedy Middle, Sutton Middle, Bass High, Sylvan High and Therrell High. He also served as a counselor at Dean Rusk Elementary and curriculum liaison specialist at the Instructional Service Center. He served earlier as a teacher at E.R. Carter Elementary and J.C. Harris Elementary schools.
Ted Jones, as he was affectionately known by friends and family, attended public high school in Columbus, and then went to Clark College in