Marvin Henry Jones, 54, airport shuttle supervisor

July 09, 2004

Marvin Henry Jones, an airport shuttle supervisor and West Baltimore resident, died of a heart attack Saturday at St. Agnes HealthCare. He was 54.

Mr. Jones was born in Baltimore and raised in the Flag House Courts public housing complex. He was a 1967 graduate of Dunbar High School and served in the Air Force as an air traffic controller from 1975 to 1979.

In recent years, the former Sun Cab driver was a supervisor for Globe Ground North America, operators of a shuttle service at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

Mr. Jones was pastor of Strait Gate Church of God in Christ Church in Baltimore from 1982 to 1991. He studied religion at Morgan State University and was active in prison ministry in Jessup.

Since 1996, he had been a member of New Psalmist Baptist Church.

He enjoyed tennis, boxing and basketball.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Brown's Memorial Baptist Church, 3215 W. Belvedere Ave.

Mr. Jones is survived by his wife of nine years, the former Annette Sykes; three sons, Marvin H. Jones Jr., Kevin D. Jones and Karlan Better, all of Baltimore; two daughters, Tracey V. Garrett of Edgewood and Vonetta Douglas of Baltimore; his parents, Henry and Lillie Jones of Baltimore; and six sisters, Beverly Crosby, Jennifer Adams, Joyce Saunders, Valerie Johnson, Darlene Rideout and Pamela Minter, all of Baltimore; and eight grandchildren.

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