Jeremiah Isaiah JonesSeptember 4, 1997 ~ July 2, 2017 (age 19)
Jeremiah Isaiah Jones made his grand entrance into this world on September 4, 1997; the third child of Paul and Jenifer Jones to do so. He was the smallest at birth of the children they would have, born 5 weeks early and suffered from multiple health conditions throughout his life as a result of doing so but that would soon change as Jeremiah weighed in at 45 pounds by the age of one! (Earning him the nickname Biggie) He began his education by attending the Sto-Rox School District through December of 2009 and completed his education at the Woodland Hills High School in June of 2016.
In traditional Jones style, Jeremiah loved playing all sports and excelled at every one he attempted to do. Although it took him some time to hit his first homerun, once he did, he kept it up every game. Jeremiah was the base stealer that those of us from the Rocks won’t soon forget. He was especially fond of football. Jeremiah had vision on the field that was impressive from the moment he started playing midget football for the Sto-Rox Vikings until he played his last game as a Woody High Wolverine. Anyone from the Rocks can tell you about the tough kid #55 who played through his injuries, once even removing his own cast to play in a game and those from Woody High can share about his having to run laps with a torn ACL because he didn’t complain about the pain so nobody even knew and his mouth, in Jeremiah style, was more than his coaches could bear. These abilities earned Jeremiah a full scholarship offer from the West Virginia University as well as the interest of many other D-1 schools.
When he transitioned from the earthly neighborhoods that he loved to his heavenly home, Jeremiah was employed at Max & Erma’s Restaurant in Monroeville.
Jeremiah, as we all know, knew exactly how to express himself and didn’t hold back his thoughts for anyone. There’s not a person that ever met him that didn’t have a love/hate relationship with him but ultimately the love of his unique style of being Jere won you over and you had to admit nothing but love for him. Family was the most important thing to him. His love for his sister, Jena, was incomparable and he made sure she wanted for nothing.
Jeremiah attended the Mount Calvary Baptist Church of Wilkinsburg since birth. He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at the Cornerstone Baptist Church of Pittsburgh under the pastorship of Rev. John Knight, who he fondly called his father-in-law and preached his first sermon under the watchful eyes of his proud grandparents in the dining room of his home on Thanksgiving 2016.
Jeremiah was preceded in rest by his paternal grandparents, Jonas and Bessie Jones. He leaves to cherish his memory his parents, Paul Sr., and Jenifer; his girlfriend, Destiny King; his sister, Jena Jenae (Boo); brothers, Paul Jr., (Juliandra), Malcolm Sr., (Kherykae), Daniel and Kristifer; nephew/godson, Malcolm Jr.; maternal grandparents, Reverends Melvin and Arlene Haymon; cousins/bros., aunts, uncles and a host of family and friends.
Rest In Peace, Jeremiah. You did it SIXXY---You beat us all there!