“He had some black slacks and a shirt laying out to come back and get dressed to go to church. And he never made it,” Jones said.
The family said that they were always concerned about his safety while walking.
“He said that he always made sure it was daylight so they can see me and I can see them. Families that live around the area said he always walks and if you came by and blowed your horn ‘Hey John,’ he did not take his eyes off of what he was doing. He would just throw his hand up and wave at you but he would pay attention to make sure he was not in the road,” Jones reflected.
As the investigation continues, the family said that they just want justice.
“We just want justice served for him. It’s not going to bring him back no matter what we do or how we do it. I can’t save my brother. I can’t save my nephew’s dad but maybe I can save somebody else’s brother or somebody else’s dad,” Jones expressed.
“I want this to go around the world. I want them to know that here it is 2012 and stuff like this still could happen,” Jones said.
Jones and her family are asking for prayers for their family as well as the family of the suspects involved.
“I know his family has to be feeling some kind of sorrow or something in their heart. I know we all need prayer,” Jones said. “I’m just asking the whole nation as a whole to pray for our family because we need prayer. That’s the only way we are going to make it.”
Jones said that she still struggles night after night with the big hole left in her life.
“It’s going to take some getting used to and it’s just very, very hard,” Jones said.