State Sen. Ed Jones, three-term Democrat from Halifax died Friday after a battle with cancer. He was 62.
Jones spent most of his career as a North Carolina Highway Patrolman before being elected mayor of Enfield.
He represented Bertie, Chowan, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Perquimans counties. He also served one term in the North Carolina House of Representatives.
“Sen. Ed Jones was a dedicated public servant who cared deeply for people – his family, friends, constituents, colleagues and even strangers,” said Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger of Eden. “He was truly one of the finest people I have ever met, and I will miss him greatly,''