David Louis Jones

August 8, 1945 ~ March 16, 2018 (age 72)

David Louis Jones was born to (the late) Fletcher Jones, Sr. and Mary Lizzy Williams Jones on August 8, 1945 in Tallahassee, Florida.  The family, which included the parents and siblings: (the late) Fletcher Jones, Jr, Albert, Ruben, Matalean, Annie Ruth and (the late) Barbara Jean Jones, moved to Miami.  Later in Miami, Mr. and Mrs. Jones were blessed twins -- James and (the late) Jerry Jones.

David attended Booker T. Washington High School where he met Sara Bookin.  They married, and from their union, three beautiful daughters were born: Zena, Michelle and Sheila Jones.  David and each of his girls shared a special bond and have fond memories of life with their father.

In 1968, David moved to New York City to seek employment.  He was hired by Seafarers International Union as Custodial Maintenance Supervisor.  He worked for this organization until his retirement in 2002.  He enjoyed his many responsibilities, as well as working at the union hall where he met many dignitaries, politicians, and businessmen and women from various large corporations.

While residing in Brooklyn, David joined Zion Baptist Church where he was very active.  He was a Deacon, and he taught Sunday School.  As a deacon, he met and married Cheryl Howard (and her two children -- Natasha and Michael -- who refer to David as “Pops”.  His relationship with them became very rewarding in his life, and they displayed an enormous love for one another.

David Jones joined The Brooklyn Masonic Temple, Empire State Grand Council.  He was an active and devoted member of the brotherhood, attending meetings, setting up for functions, fundraising, community events, and participating in special events.

David loved his entire family dearly and spent a great deal of quality time with them.  It always gave him a burst of JOY when he visited family or they visited him.  His hobbies were fishing, going to the race track, and enjoying a good steak dinner.

On Friday, March 16, 2018, David Jones joined the ancestral ranks and went home to be with the Lord.  He  leaves to cherish so many fond memories, his wife Cheryl Howard Jones; five children: Zena, Michelle, Sheila, Natasha (and her husband Divere Simmons) and Michael; his siblings: Ruben, Albert, Matalean, Annie Ruth and James; a host of grandchildren, especially Tiffinie Narin, Michelle Anderson and Kayla Simmons (whom he called “The Boss”), great-grandchildren, cousins: Eva Mae Miller and Dochann Williams; nieces, especially Angela Kemp and Délisa Noble; nephew Ahmed Jerome; godchildren, other relatives, church members, lodge brothers and friends. 

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