Kelvin Rufus Jones Muhammad was the third child born on April 9, 1956 in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina to Sgt. Eugene Jones and Jerolean Jones, nee Washington. His father, Eugene, served in the United States Army, retiring after 21 years and later worked with the Social Security Administration until retirement. His mother, Jerolean was a home-maker, and later in life worked with geriatric patients as a nursing assistant at the Fair Haven nursing home in Birmingham, Alabama. Due to his father’s military assignments, Kelvin lived in both Augusta and Columbus, Georgia, as well as in Okinawa, Japan before his family resettled in Birmingham. As a child, he was fascinated with electronics and the science behind how they operated. He had artistic abilities and enjoyed drawing and painting. He graduated from Woodlawn High School and spent three years at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he became a member of the Alpha Pi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. With an ambitious heart, he became a master electrician as a young adult and formed his business, K.R.J. Electric Company, which he ran and operated until his passing.
As a devoted husband, father, brother, and son, Kelvin loved and valued family time. He was often found on the dance floor at both casual and formal family gatherings. He built a rapport with the children in his family, always creating a spirit of laughter and wonder around them. He loved fishing, grilling, traveling, and books –he maintained a book collection that made him very proud. He was a curious man, always on a quest to learn. When he wasn’t in his books, he was researching and acquiring the latest gadgets and new technologies.
Passionate about his faith, Kelvin was a noted and active member of Muhammad’s Mosque #69. Afterwards, he changed his last name to Muhammad. Kelvin served in leadership positions within the mosque and formed long lasting friendships and bonds with its members. It is here where he met his wife, Stephanie Muhammad. They were married on July, 22nd 2016. They shared a deep love and bond, as well as two businesses together.
Kelvin transitioned from this life on June 21, 2021. He was preceded in death by his father Eugene Jones. He is survived by his devoted wife, Stephanie Muhammad; his mother, Jerolean Jones; two children Kelvin Jones Jr. and Candice Walker; four step-children Corina Bowie, Monica Smith, Kevin Henry, and Ni’Tara Henry; eight grandchildren, Charity Jones, Thailand Walker, Titus Walker, Tatum Walker, Zahir Bowie, Zane Bowie, Jordan Smith, and Lamar Smith; and four siblings, Robert Jones, Jacqueline Lewis, Debbie Jones-Tyrone, and Gwendolyn Jones; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. He will be deeply missed by all the family and friends who knew him. His life and legacy will continue to be celebrated.
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