Dan Decarlos Jones, Jr. affectionally known as “DeeJay” was born on a sunny Friday afternoon at 4:30pm, September 30, 2005, to Dan Decarlos Jones, Sr. and Rogina Danette Forrester. Dan Jr. entered this world with purpose; his birth canceled all scheduled C-sections, Demanding the presence of all Labor and Delivery staff. Before he was removed from his mother's womb, his father could hear him crying, at that moment Dan Sr. knew his life had changed forever.
DeeJay was raised with strong family values. He was taught the importance of financial freedom; to secure multiple streams of income, but most importantly to put God 1st in all that you do. DeeJay was a member of Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Jonathan Blackburn. Deejay was a passionate young man; forever smiling, with a kind word forever on his lips; he believed family was everything. DeeJay attended Englewood Elementary, Alfred I. Dupont Middle School, Southside Middle School, and Terry Parker Senior High School; where he indulged himself in his passions of music, sports and showing up every day dressed to the nines. DeeJay LOVED DeeJay, looking good was his thing.
DeeJay had an affectionate spirit that brought joy to everyone that he encountered. He had an infectious laugh that was contagious, dance moves that the world should have been privy too, and beats that no drum major could have kept up with! To know him was to love him! DeeJay was preceded in death by his grandfather, William (Billy) Blunt; uncle, Nikkia K. Bland Brown whom he affectionally called Uncle Cheese; great grandfather, Edward Brown; and great grandmother, Minerva Brown Platt.
DeeJay is survived by his father, Dan Decarlos Jones, Sr.; mother, Rogina Danette Forrester; sisters, Kiyani N. Williams and Danecia M. Gilbert; uncles, Keshawn L. Jones, Tyron L. Jefferson, Horace T. Blunt, Eric C. Blunt (Tamyra), and Derrick A. Blunt; aunts, Regina Forester, Arletha I. Forester (Clyde Reeves), and Veronica L. Forester; grandfathers, Dan Brown and Ronald Forester; grandmothers, Cecilia Brown, Sandra Forester, Dorothy M. Jones (Tuttie), and Shelia V. Blunt; great granny, Dora McCloud; big cousin and mentor, Qantez O’Neal; best friend/rider/sister/favorite cousin, Nadia Forester; honorary big brothers, Ronald Forrester and Terrance Bridges; playmate/special cousin, Waldon Brown; a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends, all whom he loved dearly.
Though his life was short lived, he made a major impact on so many lives and he will never be forgotten for he will always be in our hearts.
Sarah L. Carter's Funeral Home Southside is serving the Family.
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