Epsilon Sigma Lambda Brothers Celebrate Bro. Jasper Washington Jones On his 97th Birthday!

The Brothers of Epsilon Sigma Lambda celebrated the 97th Birthday with our esteemed Brother Jasper Washington Jones.  His goddaughter, Georgette Brown Kimball, who serves as his caregiver, invited Bro/Dr. Ervin V. Griffin, Sr. to assemble some of the brothers to visit and celebrate Brother Jones Birthday at his home.  Brothers Antonio Squire, Atty. Ronnie Reaves, Elijah Gore, Ervin V. Griffin, Sr. and Bro/Dr. Eric Cunningham saluted Brother Jones with gifts and he provided a very nice dinner for those in attendance.   The Brothers enjoyed carrying out one of the tenets of the Brothers Keepers program to provide companionship and promote dignity among members of the Alpha Family.

Brother Jones attended Shaw University (Raleigh, NC) and was very impressed with the brotherhood of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.  He joined Beta Rho Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. on December 13, 1949. He received his life membership certificate on December 11, 1997.

Brother Jones was an educator with the Warren County Training School in Wise, North Carolina for a few years.  He spent the remainder of his professional career with the Northampton County (NC) Schools.  He opened the newly built Squire Elementary Schools and served as Principal for 36 years.  When he retired, he was serving as Interim Superintendent of Northampton County Schools

Brother Jones was married to Barbara Bell Jones for over 40 years.  He resides in Gaston, North Carolina.  His beloved godson, Brother Wayne Kimball, Jr. also pledged the brotherhood into Beta Epsilon Chapter at North Carolina A & T State University, Greensboro, North Carolina.

Brother Jasper Washington Jones is the epitome of an Alpha Man who has demonstrated lifelong learning and excellence throughout his life.