North Carolina’s Congressman Walter Jones in hospice care

Congressman Walter Jones Jr. (NC-3), who has served North Carolina’s third district since 1995, has entered hospice care. The news came Saturday in a brief statement from his Washington office:

Congressman Walter B. Jones’ (NC-3) health has declined after sustaining a broken hip last week. He is now in hospice care. The family asks for your prayers, and for their privacy to be respected during this difficult time.

Congressman Walter Jones Jr.

The 75-year-old Jones underwent surgery for a broken hip January 15th, having missed several months in Washington due to a undisclosed illness.

Earlier this month while recovering at home in Pitt County, Jones introduced legislation that would reduce the administrative burdens on grieving military family members and ensure they receive the benefits they are entitled to as quickly as possible.

H.R. 464 has been referred to the House Committee on Veterans Affairs for action.

According to his press office, Congressman Jones has co-sponsored more bills to help veterans than any other member of Congress since 2003.

North Carolina’s 3rd congressional district.


  1. Katherine Steele

    January 28, 2019 at 11:05 am

    Mr. Jones,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you today and always. May you rest comfortably and be surrounded with Love.
    Thank you for all that you did for me! I appreciate yours and your staff’s assistance in helping me by calling the Federal
    government to inquire about my ‘check is in the mail’ civil service retirement. Within 2 weeks from your call, I received my
    retirement check in the mail, and every month electronically thereafter since 2013.
    Warm regards,
    Katherine Salter – Steele, RN
    Morehead City, NC

  2. Margaret ANNE mMackie

    January 28, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    Over many years I have been grateful to Congrssman Jones for his courage to take an independent stand for what he thinks is right for the people of his district. He clearly cares deeply

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