On July 07th 2023, Our Lord and Savior called home: Jonathan "FRED" Fredricks of Tampa, Florida. Jonathan a long time resident of Tampa was born on November 18th 1951 in Charleston, West Virginia. After graduating High school he became a member of the United States Air Force where he was an Aviation Technician, After serving 10 years in the Air Force, He worked as a CNA at James A Haley V.A Hospital in the hospice unit, After 22 years of dedication Jonathan retired.
Preceded in death by his parents ( Charles and Vieva Fredricks) Wife of 49 years ( Shirley Ann Bunts Fredricks) Brother ( Duane Allen Fredricks) Granddaughter ( La'Teshia Nicole Bunts) Jonathan leaves to mourn Daughters( Octavia "Tina" Bunts and Yolanda "Kidd" Fredricks) Granddaughter ( Riva Bunts) Great-Grands( Amila Riley Khalias Rivera and Ezra Marrero) Sisters( Patricia Ann "Tootie" Fredricks and Twonna Lee Williams) Niece aka 3rd Daughter (Luciana D Jenkins) A host of nieces and nephews: Inlaws: Cousins and Friends near and far.
A poem for our father, We love you daddy always.
You can shed tears that he is gone, or you can smile because he has lived. You can close your eyes and pray that he'll come back, or you can open your eyes and see all he's left. Your heart can be empty because you can't see him, or you can be full of the love you shared. You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. You can remember only that he is gone, or you can cherish his memory and let it live on. You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back. Or you can do what he'd want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.