1951 – 2023

Calvin Palmer Jones, Jr. born in New Orleans, died at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington on Monday, November 13, 2023, at age 72. He graduated from De La Salle High School and received a Master of Architecture Degree from Tulane University where he participated in the Naval ROTC program. Upon graduation he received the rank of Ensign, thus beginning a more than 30-year active and reserve career in the United States Navy. While on active duty he served in U.S. Territory, Guam and La Madelena, Sardinia, as well as being recalled to active duty during Operation Desert Storm. Upon his return state-side after his second tour of duty to Guam, he began building his architectural career in New Orleans. After several years working for local firms, he formed his own design/build company, Construction Affiliates, which he ran until his retirement.

Calvin was a humble, devout, generous Catholic, always willing to offer his time and counsel to anyone who needed it. Through the years, he served in several ministries at Mary Queen of Peace Parish in Mandeville. His greatest hobbies involved boats, whether cruising for travel or sailing for pleasure. He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Diane Hufft Jones; a son Calvin Palmer Jones, III and his wife Joellynn, and their three children Kayla Nicole, Elizabeth Marie, and Calvin Palmer Jones, IV; a late son, Christian Hillary Jones, Sr. and his two children Marie-Elise Susan Jones and Christian Hillary Jones, Jr., as well as his sister Suzanne Myers, her husband Robert and nieces Alyce and Annie, in addition to many relatives and friends.

Published in The Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate November16, 2023.

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