Homeless man gets help in search for family in San Antonio

Homeless Beaumont man in search of his family in San Antonio this holiday season

BEAUMONT - After being homeless for more than a decade, Terry Jones' only wish is to be reunited with his family.

"It hurts me for the choices I made in life," Jones, who is living in the streets of Beaumont said.

While wheelchair bound and despite his situation, he is putting a smile during a difficult time.

"Money doesn't mean anything to me as much as being loved," Jones said.

All he owns is several pieces of clothes, a tarp, a blanket, and his wheelchair.

He is searching for his family with the help of a stranger.

"We're going to find them," says Kristen Wertman, who saw Jones asking for money on the corner of Eastex and Laurel Street in Beaumont.

"My brother has been missing for seven years now, and It would make that situation better for me if I can help this man find his family," Wertman says.

"She told me she was putting me on Facebook so I can find my niece," Jones says.

Wertman snapped a photo of Jones and posted it in several pages in the San Antonio area, on a quest to find Jones' long-lost niece, Alanna Jones Davis. 

"I taught her how to swim and to be respectful like my mom used to be," Jones says.

Jones is a missing relative to someone else, and now a new found friend for Wertman.

"You give me hope for my brother," Wertman says,

"If you're here, he might be out there somewhere," she explains.

"I just wish I had a place to lay back and relax and enjoy the time God has left for me," Jones says.

"I really hope we can find them for you," Wertman explains.

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