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Gregory Alan Jones

May 16, 1970 ~ July 20, 2022 (age 52)
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Obituary

Gregory passed away peacefully in Oakland, July 20, 2022. He was fondly known as“Griz” by many, was born in San Leandro, California to Thomas Lyons Jones (deceased), father, and Norma Lucile Jones, mother. Gregory leaves his family of the following: Mother: Norma (Jones) Sustaire, Father: Leland Sustaire, Uncle: James Lario Sr., Aunt: Pamela (Jones) Handwerk, Sister: Debra Ann (Jones) Williams, Brother: Thomas Bertrum Jones, Sister: Melissa (Sustaire) Zandi, Sister: Lyndsai (Sustaire) Lopez, Sister: Courtney (Sustaire) Scott
And many nieces, nephews, and cousins

Gregory committed his life toward enriching the health and welfare of the citizens and community through his humanitarian work in Oakland, California under his nonprofit business Forever Oakland Inc. and in collaboration with the City of Oakland as MOB (Make Oakland Better): clean-up, feeding and clothing the less fortunate,
including hosting multiple events to raise awareness of the needs in Oakland. Gregory prided himself and placed all his energies into this year round charity.
Gregory was also known for his love of the professional teams, the Oakland Raiders and A’s.

Gregory was a very talented athlete and played football for and state championship Oak Grove High School in San Jose, California and college football at San Jose City
College and CAL State Hayward. Gregory touched the hearts of so many and will be missed. There will be a Celebration of Life for Gregory Alan Jones, “Griz” of the following:

Visitation


Wednesday, August 10th, 12:00-4:00 pm
Thursday, August 11th, 4:00-8:00 pm

Funeral

Friday, August 12, 11:00 am
Santos Robinson Mortuary
160 Estudillo Ave.
San Leandro, CA 94577
Burial to follow Service:

Burial

Friday, August 12th
Mountain View Cemetery
5000 Piedmont Ave.
Oakland, CA 94611

A GoFundMe account was set up to help with Gregory’s Celebration of Life event at: https://gofund.me/6464514f
Thank you for all the love and outpouring of support from family and friends, and for sharing wonderful stories.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
August 10, 2022

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Santos Robinson Funeral Home
160 Estudillo Ave.
San Leandro, CA 94577

Please note

Family and friends are invited to RSVP to this service.


Visitation
Thursday
August 11, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Santos Robinson Funeral Home
160 Estudillo Ave.
San Leandro, CA 94577

Please note

Family and friends are invited to RSVP to this service.


Funeral Service
Friday
August 12, 2022

11:00 AM
Santos Robinson Funeral Home
160 Estudillo Ave.
San Leandro, CA 94577

Please note

Family and friends are invited to RSVP to this service.


Interment following funeral service
Friday
August 12, 2022

Mt. View Cemetery
5000 Piedmont Ave
Oakland, CA 94611

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