1986 - 2017
Kareem Ali Nadir Jones was born November 7, 1986, in Columbus, Ohio to Gregory L. Jones and Marcella Phipps Bailey. He passed away on July 10, 2017, at the age of 30. Kareem attended Spartanburg High School in Spartanburg, SC. He loved music and sports, especially basketball; he was a member of Deliverance and Restoration Church in Spartanburg, SC in which he sang in the choir. Kareem enjoyed spending time with his family and was known for his charming smile, compassionate, giving heart and his funny personality. Kareem is preceded in death by his grandfathers Robert Phipps Sr. and Richard Jones Sr., grandmothers Ruth Cumberlander-Phipps, and grandmothers Ruth Cumberlander Phipps, Berniece Noel Jones. Kareem is survived by his parents, Gregory L. Jones and Marcella Phipps Bailey (Harold); his four children: Mariah, Kareem Jr., Jaiden, Kairam; as well as Jaion Smith that he loved and raised as his own.; his four sisters, Marica Phipps, Michal Bailey, Destiny Bailey, and Asia Crockett; three brothers, Ephraim Bailey, Gregory Crockett and Shem Brown and a host of other loving relatives and dear friends that will miss him dearly. The homegoing service will be held Saturday, July 22, 2017, at 10 am at Bible-Way Church of our Lord Jesus Christ, 453 S. Wheatland Ave. Columbus. OH., visitation will be held at 9 am, with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Condolences and flowers may be sent to Smoot Funeral Home 4019 E. Livingston, Ave.
Published in This Week Community Newspapers from Jul. 20 to Jul. 22, 2017.