On the morning of July 25, 2020, David passed away at Scarlet Oaks Retirement Community in the Clifton area of Cincinnati, OH after a brief battle with lung cancer.
David Keith Jones was born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH November 26, 1962, to his parents Mary Lou Jones and William David Spaulding, who preceded him in death.
David was a happy child. He was fun, funny, and extremely easy to get along with. He was humble, compassionate, and always appreciative for everything that he had. David would share or give anybody anything that he owned if they needed it.
David was educated in the Cincinnati Public School system. He typically did not like going to school but he was very keen on geographical locations, national and international bodies of water, and he made sure that he stayed up-to-date on all current events. He was musically inclined and took pride in being a member of the Woodward High School marching band where he played the Tuba and mastering playing the saxophone as well. His favorite tune to play was, “Amazing Grace.”
Music played a big roll in David’s life and he was remarkably diverse in his listening pleasures. He enjoyed old-fashioned gospel music, traditional jazz, the funk bands of the 70’s & 80’s, Old-Skool R & B and a little hip-hop! He grew up in the era of the Walkman & earplugs and on any given day you might find David walking or sitting outside with his ears plugged up and bobbing his head to his favorite songs, or sitting inside listening to the Music Choice channel on cable TV and popping his fingers or listening to some smooth sounds on the radio and singing along. Music made David happy, and it was soothing medicine for his soul.
David was a lover of all sports and enjoyed watching basketball, baseball, and football on TV. He could hold a steady conversation with you about the strategy, the statistics, and the players of any of those sports teams! He closely followed the Cincinnati Reds from a child and was a die-hard Cincinnati Bengals fan!
David grew up in a Christian home and attended Truth Temple House of Meditation where his grandmother, Mother Shepherdess Ellen Coleman was the pastor. He fell in love with God as a kid and received the Lord in his heart when he was just 5 years old.
God truly favored David’s life with a prophetic covering while he attended Rehoboth Faith Church of Jesus as an adult where his mother, Mother Shepherdess Mary Lou Jones was his pastor. David maintained his spirituality by staying connected to God’s people, and by studying his Bible. He was known for making random phone calls to family and friends to offer an encouraging message, that would ultimately help brighten the day. David was doing his ministry, and Oh how his precious calls will be missed.
David worked as a dishwasher at the Orthodox Jewish Nursing Home and Burger King before being diagnosed with an illness that deemed him disabled to work. He went through a few rough patches in his life, but God delivered him out of them all!
David Keith Jones was a jolly soul with a big heart and an infectious laugh. He always brought joy and laughter to the table. He loved his family and he knew that his family loved him. He is now making music in a Land where he will never grow old and he is dancing on the stars with the rest of the family that went on to Glory before him.
David was preceded in death by: His parents, two siblings, Marcinda George of Cincinnati, OH and Shelby Jones, Jr of Dallas, TX; uncle, Eugene Spaulding and aunt, Leticia “Honey” McClain of Cincinnati, OH.
He is survived by: 3 sisters, Shelmara A. Dixon (Robert), MaLisa Jones, and Renita Spaulding all of Cincinnati, OH; 2 brothers, Eric D. Spaulding and Sean (Tommy) Spaulding of Cleveland, OH; a host of nieces and nephews, extended family, and friends.
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