Leonard Jernell “Knott” Jones was born in New Orleans, LA on August 28, 1971 to Maida Daniel and Leonard Florent. He was united in holy matrimony on August 30, 1997, to the love of his life, Antoinette Nicholas and was a father of one child: Christopher Nicholas.
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Leonard accepted Christ at a very early age and was baptized at The Tree of Life Church in New Orleans, LA. He was a graduate of John McDonogh High School, Class of 1989 where he was a proud member of the Trojan band.
Leonard loved listening to music, being a DJ, reading, and helping others. If you wanted the truth about anything, he was the person to go to because he would definitely tell you the truth. He was never a person to hold his tongue, whatever came up came out.
On Tuesday, January 29, 2019, Leonard “Knott” Jones answered God’s call, for his work on earth was done.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Antoinette Jones, one son, Christopher Nicholas, one grandchild, Carter Nicholas, his mother’s Maida Daniel and Maurleen Florent, his father Leonard Florent (Rome), four sisters, Anitra Daniel (Richard), Danielle Florent, Dawn Johnson, and Enrika Florent, three brothers, Germelle Florent, Javen Daniel (Kanelisha), Ryan Gaines (Ivory); and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, 13 godchildren, other relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Fannie Mae Jones, Edward and Octavia Florent, his stepfather, Cleveland Daniel, father in law, David Taylor
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 11:00 am at Treasures of Life Center for Life Funeral Services 315 E. Airline Hwy, Gramercy, LA 70052. Rev. M. Turner and Rev. A. Preston officiating. Visitation after 10:00 am.
“When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a TREASURE!”
John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled. ye believe in God; believe also in me