Diamond Square Redevelopment Agency Board Member, United States Army Veteran, and all around community supporter, Edward L. Jones has been selected as the 2019 Volunteer of the Year.
Shortly after moving to Cocoa in 1965, Edward, 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. Edward 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. Edward is also a member of Zion Orthodox Primitive Baptist Church in Cocoa, where he serves on the Usher Board. He 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. Edward is best known for providing haircuts to those who are ill, housebound or in the hospital. For all of his many efforts in making sure that Cocoa is the best community, Edward Jones is recognized as the City of Cocoa’s 2019 Volunteer of the Year.