Amandala sports desk received the sad news on Tuesday of the passing of one time defender on the 1960’s and ‘70’s Landivar senior football team who won a number of championships in the Belize City senior football competition. Ernest was a quiet and easygoing person, a solid defensive player, and always a gentleman on and off the football field. His younger brother Kenrick, now in the U.S., was an outstanding inside-forward on that Landivar champion team of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s in Belize City.
A relative/friend gave us the below information on Ernest’s sudden passing:
“Ernest Emmanuel Jones, 67 years old, passed away quietly on Saturday, October 27, at his home on Bachelor Avenue, West Landivar, in Belize City.
“His death was a shock to his family and friends. He lived alone, so his brother Glenford always visited him daily. However, he did not go on Saturday, thinking he would have gone to play dominoes with friends near Brads at the Farmers Market.
“It was really traumatic for him and the family when they received a call from neighbors who hadn’t seen Ernest for two days. Police were called when they discovered his body already in a state of decomposition.
“Dr. Mario Estradabran conducted an autopsy on the body on Monday at 10:00 a.m., and the body was blessed by Father Brian Christopher, S.J.
“He was laid to rest at Eternal Gardens.”
Amandala extends our sincere condolences to his relatives and friends. Rest in peace, brother Ernest Jones.
(Editor’s Note: Ernest was also an outstanding cricketer, batting and bowling for Unity Cricket Club and three-peat champions Milport)