Tate David Jones
June 7, 2011 – July 30, 2011
Tate David Jones, 7 weeks old, of Birmingham Alabama went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Saturday July 30th, 2011. Tate had a chromosome disease known as Trisomy 18 that affects the development of the heart and lungs. 50% of Trisomy 18 babies are stillborn, but God had a different plan for Baby Tate’s life. His mother Christina (Cricket) and father David remained faithful throughout the pregnancy and prayed that God would use Tate’s life, even though the length of it would be uncertain. Christina chronicled their journey on her blog, http://www.thesoutherncricket.blogspot.com/, which grew to over 3,000 followers. Tate’s life and the Jones faith has touched thousands and the family finds comfort in knowing that even though he lived for only 53 days, God was given the glory for his life and his death. We pray that through Tate's life you grow closer to God knowing that through Him come life and death and peace. We find the ultimate comfort in knowing that Tate saw the face and held the hand of our loving Savior, as he was welcomed into eternal glory with our Heavenly father. A Memorial Service will be held August 7th at 3PM at East Memorial Baptist Church in Prattville, Alabama. Tate was laid to rest at Forest Crest Cemetery in Birmingham on Wednesday August 3rd. Tate is survived by his two faithful parents, David & Christina Jones, and two loving siblings, Kevin James Jones, 4, and Allie Faith Jones, 2. Tate is also survived by his Grandparents: Mike & AnnaMae Jones, Danny & Gretchen Loftin, Uncles: Chase & Clay Loftin, Timothy & Joshua & Stephen & Samuel & Joseph Jones, Heath Gray, Wes Thompson, Oscar Hernandez, Aunts: Courtney & Chelsea Loftin, Jennifer & Carolyn & Krystal Jones, Sarah Thompson, and Rebekah Hernandez, Great Aunts: Brooke (Craig) Curlee, Laura (Dale) Hepworth, Delain (Randell) Smith, Deb McCurdy, Diane (Bob) Brooke, Janeen (Larry) Moore, Lorie (Jim) Reinhold and Great Uncles: Randy (Sherry) Jones, David Sandford, and John (Donna) Sandford, and numerous cousins.