Raymond Lloyd Jones was born November 23, 1952 in Fort Devens, Massachusetts. He departed this life unexpectedly at 8:00am Friday, October 20, 2017 at his home in Seattle, Washington.
Raymond was the son of the late Matthew and Lea nee Goffin Jones. He is survived by two sisters Joanne Dreher and Linda Butler, both of Towson, Maryland two brothers, Andre Jones of Boston, Massachusetts and Rene Jones of Buffalo, New York.
In 2001 he was preceded in death by his sister Daisy Jordan of Ayer Massachusetts.
Raymond was a 1970 graduate of Ayer High School in Ayer, Massachusetts. He went onto earn his doctorate in history from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he would go onto to teach for several years and was a published author. In 1992, he published Prison Higher Education in Massachusetts: An Exploratory Cultural Analysis.
Services and burial will be private.
“I have passed the mountain peak and my soul is soaring in the firmament of complete and unbounded freedom; I am in comfort, I am in peace.” -Kahlil Gibran