Obituary of Herbert Stephen "Steve" Jones
Herbert Stephen “Steve” Jones, 64, passed away peacefully Saturday, November 9, 2019, after a 2 year fight with brain cancer (Glioblastoma Multiforme). He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Susan N. Jones; their two children, Nicholas Stephen (Mindi) and Andrew Stephen (Kristin); his two grandchildren, Bentley and Baylor; and his beloved fur babies Zoe’, Bailey, Moose, and Roux. He is also survived by his loving in-laws, Jenny and Shelby Nicholas; sister-in-law, Elaine Darby, her husband, Jude, and their children, Phillip and Aaron; siblings Brandon, Carol, Gregory, and Janice and her children, Donna and Chris; and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Lydia Jones. Steve was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on May 5, 1955, where he spent his youth before moving to Slidell. Upon graduation from Slidell High School, Steve attended Southeastern Louisiana University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Mathematics in May of 1982. He began his career at Latrim Machinery in New Orleans before becoming an Aerospace Engineer with Lockheed Martin and other Aerospace companies doing what he loved most, designing and building rockets. Steve was recognized with multiple awards for his Technical Achievement throughout his career and held various patents for his aeronautical work. Steve loved spending time with his family, especially with his wife and children. He was an avid sports fan, especially baseball, where he spent many years traveling to games supporting his children. Other hobbies include reading, relaxing, watching TV, listening to rock-n-roll music, riding dirt bikes and four-wheelers with his kids, and just enjoying life. The family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to the doctors and staff at Slidell Memorial Hospital, Culicchia Neurological Institute, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, Covenant Home Health, and My Hospice and to his nurse, Scott, for the excellent care and compassion he provided during Steve’s illness. A Memorial Service in Steve’s honor will be held on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. in the chapel of Audubon Funeral Home located at 61101 Highway 11 in Slidell. Visitation will take place from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Steve's memory to American Brain Tumor Association (www.abta.org) 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 550, Chicago, IL 60631. Memories and condolences may be expressed at www.AudubonFuneralHome.com
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