09:04 AM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 03/08/2012 03:00PM
True to the hit song, Davy Jones was a daydreamer who made people believe, a priest told mourners at a small, private funeral for the Monkees lead singer on Thursday in Indiantown, Fla.
Jones, who died Feb. 29 at age 66, was "a very Christian hero" who conducted himself "with humility and caring for others," the Rev. Frank O'Loughlin said at the closed-door service at Holy Cross Catholic Church.
Although the funeral was held only for close family and friends, a copy of his sermon was provided to the Associated Press.
Originally posted 02/29/2012 05:15PM
Davy Jones's death is surreal for his Monkees band mate Micky Dolenz.
"I am in a state of shock," Dolenz, 66, said in a statement Wednesday. "Davy and I grew up together and shared in the unique success of what became The Monkees phenomena. The time we worked together and had together is something I'll never forget."
Jones, 66, suffered a heart attack where he resided in Indiantown, Fla., on Wednesday morning.
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