Jones’ British-based Family Attend Private Memorial

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March 12, 2012 | 3:31pm EST

Close friends and relatives of late The Monkees star Davy Jones bid farewell to the singer at a private memorial service in his native Manchester, England on Sunday – four days after he was laid to rest in his adopted Florida.
His ashes were flown to the U.K. after Jones’ remains were cremated during a service attended by the singer’s immediate family members at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Indiantown last Wednesday, and another memorial for the star was held at his childhood church this weekend.

Jones’ widow, Jessica, and his four daughters from previous relationships traveled to Manchester to meet his British-based family, and they all gathered at Lees Street Congregational Church to remember the late star once again.

His niece Beverley Barber says, “From a family perspective we’ve said our goodbye. We managed to keep it very private and very personal. All his family together in one room. He’d have been thrilled to bits to see that.

“He came home to Manchester. His ashes weren’t scattered in Manchester although they were placed on his parents’ grave for a little while.”

Jones moved to America in the mid-1960s after finding fame as the frontman of the I’m A Believer hitmakers.

The 66 year old died on 29 February after suffering a heart attack at his ranch in Florida.

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