Community Supporter, Afro City Barber Shop Owner Edward Jones Named City of Cocoa Volunteer of the Year
By Space Coast Daily // October 12, 2019
Jones joined the City of Cocoa’s Diamond Square Community Redevelopment Agency Board in 1998
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Diamond Square Redevelopment Agency Board Member, United States Army Veteran, and all-around community supporter, Edward Jones has been selected as the City of Cocoa 2019 Volunteer of the Year.
Shortly after moving to Cocoa in 1965, Jones, who graduated from Lincoln Barber School in Tallahassee, opened the Afro City Barber Shop on what was then Magnolia Street.
Eventually, the shop was moved to the corner of Blake Avenue and King Street and then moved once again to where it is currently located at 576 West King Street.
Edward is married to Jo Ann Jones, a native Cocoa resident and they have five children, Edwin (Coach Fuzzy), Angelia, Erik, Elvin (Pop) and Sam, and thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Jones joined the City of Cocoa’s Diamond Square Community Redevelopment Agency Board in 1998 and has been a member of the board ever since where he works passionately for the community.
He is also a member of Zion Orthodox Primitive Baptist Church in Cocoa, where he serves on the Usher Board.
Jones has also been an athletic booster club sponsor for both Cocoa and Rockledge High Schools as well as a supporter of many other local organizations.
He is best known for providing haircuts to those who are ill, housebound or in the hospital.
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