Charles Jones, co-founder of the award-winning Capital City Mambo Sauce with his wife Arsha passed away. According to Arsha Jones, Charles was with his high-school-aged son on a campus tour of Georgia State University when he had a heart attack.
The Joneses started the Mambo Sauce business out of their Annapolis home in May 2011, selling to customers at Eastern Market.
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It feels surreal evening typing this. It feels like a dream (or nightmare). Charles died yesterday. My husband, my business partner and father to my boys is gone. I wish I could type more but I can’t. I wish I could respond to each message, but I can’t. I wish I could understand why, but I can’t. People who know my story will understand why this is so painful. I lost my best friend yesterday and nothing will ever be the same. Please keep me and my sons in your thoughts. Thank you.
A few months after starting the sauce company, the company brings in $2 million in annual sales and an assortment of flavors.
Charles is survived by his wife Arsha and their four sons: Houston, 17, Christian, 14, Cameron, 11, and Caine, 8.