August 17, 1996 - August 10, 2022
"May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back May the sunshine warm your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields.."
Obituary of Malik Rakeem Jones
Malik Rakeem Jones aka "Roosevelt Jones" was born on August 17, 1996 in Niagara Falls, NY. He was the son of Rose Jeanine Edwards and the grandson of Charlene McClain.
Malik fell asleep on August 10, 2022 in Buffalo, NY. Malik went to Lockport High School and graduated from the North Carolina Adult School of Learning. Malik was a hard worker and worked at several places including with the elderly. He graduated with his certificate of Nursing Assistant, (CNA) where he furthered his career at The Brothers of Mercy Nursing Rehabilitation Center.
Malik enjoyed cooking and spending time with family. He commanded attention everywhere he went. "He lit up the room!"
He loved people and was always willing to help anyone. He was kind and considerate and talked about Jehovah all of the time. He strived to become a better person. His goal was to become a nurse as that was his passion. He was a loving son, grandson, nephew, cousin, brother and friend. And he adored his Mama and Grandma.
Malik Rakeem Jones was the son of Rose Jeanine Edwards, the late Eddie Jones; dear brother to Jamal Brown, Nikia Simmons, and Edmond Simmons; cherished grandson of Charlene and Joseph McClain, the late Mary Jones and Rose Lee Pitts Buye. Special friend of Moire Epps, Nycasia Knighton, Ariana Walker (cousin and best friend), Caisa Nerya, Dshalen Walls and special companion Quincy Dix and host of special aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Friends may call from 4-7PM on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at the Taylor & Reynolds Funeral Home, 70 Niagara Street, where the funeral service will be held at 12:00PM Wednesday, August 17, 2022.