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David Anthony Jones was a beloved father, husband, son, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend. Born on Monday, August 16, 1968 in Staunton, Virginia to Vivian Jones and Clarence Lewis.
He lived a meaningful and purposeful life, surrounded by the argostic love of his mother (Late Vivian R. Jones), Grandfather (Late Herbert Jones), Grandmother (Late Vivian Jones), Uncle (Late Vincent Jones), Uncle Julius, Uncle Jerome, Stepfather Malachi Jones, Uncle Preston Carter, Aunt Jennifer Carter and Aunt Natasha Woodard. (Those of which he is also survived by. Along with many cousins and relatives.)
David truly believed in and valued quality. Quality and value of relationships and genuine human connection, whether it was with a stranger or the most beloved characters in his life, he valued honor, genuinity and honesty, and did his best to be all of that with everyone in his life.
David graduated from a seventh-day adventist high school in 1991. After which, he followed his Uncle Julius and moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. In Salt Lake City, he soon met his soon-to-be wife and mother of his two beautiful children. The woman whom he remarked up to his final able moments as “The most beautiful woman he’s ever seen.” Maria Lopez. (whom he is survived by.) After the birth of their two children, In 2008 David and Maria married, starting a family of themselves and their beautiful children; First born: daughter Cambria Jones, and son David Jones Jr. (both, whom he is survived by.)
In 2020 David was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney disease, which snowballed into stage 5, and quickly, into what the final 6 months of his life came to be. After shifting his diet and lifestyle quickly, in efforts to accommodate and mitigate the effects of his diagnosis, the effects of the disease had begun its course into his bloodstream. Which, on March 14th, 2023 – ultimately – assumed his life, and sent him to the land of tranquility, for his sound spirit to dwell peacefully with his late loved ones, and restored him back to as God originated, element of the earth.
Of the time he spent alive he was nothing but a beacon of light, laughter and an advocate for honesty, nobility, quality of values and value of quality. Because he always wished to achieve his humanitarian and philanthropic ideas and plans, we can only do our best in living those out for him in his honor. Upon — also — his wishes, we must put forth our best efforts, as he, to live our lives close and true to God, to ourselves, and be true and noble to others as our creator has been to us. Making the world a better place, and making ourselves better people for ourselves, for others and for the earth is something we should all pursue, and even more so, now, in his honor.
Special thanks to; Saint Mark’s Hospital, Western Peaks Hospital and South Davis Specialty Hospital for their incredible and endless caretaking, compassion, empathy, love and support. We are forever grateful for the work they did in the caretaking of our beloved David. From the bottom of our hearts, with love.
To Friends & Family: His celebration of life will be announced at a later date.
– The Jones Family
Cambria Jones, David Jones Jr. & Maria Jones
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