Davy Jones - Davy Jones' Songs Played At Funeral
Davy Jones' own songs were played to mourners at The Monkees star's private funeral in Florida on Wednesday (07Mar12), according to newly-released details about the service.
Only immediate family members were invited to the ceremony, while another memorial in Jones' hometown of Manchester, England is planned for next week (beg12Mar12).
The singer's relatives have thanked fans for their well-wishes, and details about Wednesday's service at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Indiantown have now been revealed to the Associated Press.
Several of Jones' own songs, including I'll Love You Forever and Written in My Heart, were played, according to Reverend Frank O'Loughlin, who presided over the service.
In his sermon, O'Loughlin told mourners, "He wrote about a quiet, gentle, contented people. A people for whom life was bright, neighbours friends, daydream believers with an absolute absence of burden who took themselves lightly - lighter than air. Wasn't that what David conveyed to the world, a blissful lightness of being?
"I think your David captivated us because he was a new universal hero - not a typical Odysseus or Beowulf - but a very Christian hero, strength of character rather than strength of arms, conducting himself with humility and caring for others."
Jones' widow, Jessica Pacheco, brought her husband's ashes to the church and her brother Joseph Pacheco, the singer's manager, gave a eulogy.
The 66-year-old Daydream Believer hitmaker died after suffering a heart attack at his ranch in Florida last week (29Feb12).