WEEMS—Jonathan Keith Avery of Weems died July 14, 2018.
God blessed us with the gift of Jonathan in Richmond on May 12, 1970.
Jonathan attended the schools of Lancaster County, graduating in June of 1988.
He continued his education at Virginia State University and ultimately graduated from ECPI University. Jonathan was very proficient in computer technology and sciences.
He was born into Sharon Baptist Church where he continued to attend until his homegoing. He loved a variety of genres of music and was enthusiastic and creative in producing unique sounds, productions and tracks to become a renowned DJ in the Northern Neck and beyond. His stage name was “DJ” Big Tyme of “Bigg and Badd Productions.” When he was the “DJ” at any event, he had music to satisfy everyone in attendance. Jonathan’s favorite gospel songs were “Be Encouraged” by William Becton and Marvin Sapp and “Something About the Name Jesus” by Kirk Franklin.
Jonathan was employed in the trucking industry, initially employed by Basic Trucking and eventually branched out and organized his own company, J.K. Avery Hauling.
He was the proud father of two daughters, Ja’Nae Kelis Avery and Azayah Kierra Avery, whom he loved dearly. He also cherished as his own, Antonio Tiggle, Amber Wilson and Anthony Wilson. He was the beloved godfather of Carolyn Conaway.
Jonathan was well loved throughout the community and beyond. He will be sorely missed by all who were fortunate enough to have had the pleasure of meeting him.
Jonathan was one of the founding members of a social community group consisting of relatives and close friends known as “The Wolf Pack.” This bond of brotherhood and fellowship continues to this day.
He was an avid lover of sports with his favorite football team, the Dallas Cowboys.
Jonathan is survived by his parents, Keith and Geraldine Avery of Weems; sisters Sylvia G. Fisher of Fairfax, Pamela G. (Kenneth) White of Port Haywood; godsister Dannette (Carlos) Davis of Weems; aunts, Vivian Bea and Doris Harding of Weems, Delores Campbell of Buffalo, N.Y.; uncle, Arnold E. Fisher of Weems; nieces, Sharhonda (Tyrell) Veney of Williamsburg and Shavon Newton of Lancaster; nephews, Kenneth White Jr. of St. Louis, Mo., Brandon White of North Chesterfield and Everett Shorts III of Baltimore, Md.; and a host of cousins and friends. Jonathan truly loved his family and always loved reminiscing of the good times and looking forward to planning future family gatherings.
All who came in contact with Jonathan were touched by his infectious smile and nonjudgmental demeanor. He was truly loved.
A funeral was held Saturday, July 21, at Lancaster Middle School, Kilmarnock. Interment followed at Sharon Baptist Church, Weems.
Arrangements were handled by Campbell Funeral Home, Kilmarnock.