David High School
David William Jennings
  • 28 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 18, 1984
  • Place of birth:
    Danbury, Connecticut, United States
  • Date of passing: Aug 25, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Richmond, Virginia, United States
Let the memory of David be with us forever

This memorial website was created in loving memory of our loved one, David William Jennings, 28, born on December 18, 1984 and passed away on August 25, 2013. We will remember him forever.

My family wishes to express sincere thanks  to all our relatives, friends, co-workers,  and all well-wishers for your prayers, visits, calls, gifts of food/dinners, flowers, cards,  loving memory gifts and support during David’s hospitalization and the tragic passing of my son David.

No words can ever express our sincere gratitude and appreciation for the overwhelming support and kindness everybody showed to us ... David’s friends from his childhood and his friends in the Army, Brooke his older sisters friends and from Grace his younger sisters schoolmates, parents, teachers, administrators from St. Edwards and soccer teammates from the Richmond Strikers, St. Edwards church and its members, to all our family and extended family and close friends near and far, and even people we did not know. We were touched with this outpouring of love and support for David and our family.

David was so very loved…more than he knew….. He left too soon. We will always carry a deep sorrow in our hearts, and our lives will never be the same again without David.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Rita Powell on 25th August 2016

"I didn't know David here on earth; I feel like I missed out.  But your mom is a friend in common with grieving parents.  The milestones are so difficult.  Time does not always heal the way some might expect.  I wish you hope for the future.  (((HUGS)))"

This tribute was added by Debra Young on 25th August 2016

"Loving Memories of a Special Son

To lose someone so special is really hard to bear, it hardly seems believable that you're no longer there,

You left us far too early before your time, it seems. And now you'll never get a chance to fulfill all those  dreams.

However hard it is though we'll take comfort in the thought of all the memories we have and the happiness you brought

You always lived life to the full, but ours won't be the same, until the day we can see your smiling face again.

- Poem Author Unknown

Love you and miss you David on your 3rd anniversary in Heaven,
Love Mommy"

This tribute was added by Sharon Hardy on 18th December 2015

"Thinking of you all today"

This tribute was added by Debra Young on 17th December 2015

"Happy 31st birthday David. I miss you dearly. So sad you are not here with us to celebrate. Love you ...... Mommy"

This tribute was added by Debra Young on 25th August 2015

"My Son
Today will be your 2nd anniversary in heaven
It does not get any easier.
My heart aches for you everyday.
I just wish that you would have reached out to your family for help. There was no problem that could not be dealt with or solved. Why did you pull away so we couldn't see your pain. We all could have helped. You left this Earth too soon.
As I watch your children grow my heart aches for them as well. It is just so sad that you did not stay to be their dad.
Although time helps ease the pain, the pain never ever goes away. Tears start flowing when you least expect them. I try to smile a lot but I am hiding tears all the time. Loosing your son/child is THE worst pain. Missing you with all my heart. Mommy"

This tribute was added by Catharine Jennings on 18th December 2014

"Happy Birthday 30th sweetie.  I still can't believe you're not here to eat the crunchies. I love u so much and miss you every second of every day. I'll always be your KittyKat."

This tribute was added by Debra Young on 18th December 2014

"Happy 30th Birthday!! Not a day goes by I dont think of you. Love you all the stars.... Mommy"

This tribute was added by Debra Young on 28th November 2014

"Happy Thanksgiving David. Miss you so much! Love Mommy"

This tribute was added by Debra Young on 31st August 2014

"David's Funeral was August 30th 2013


Jennings, David W.
JENNINGS, David William, 28, of Chesterfield, Va., died August 25, 2013. He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Alice M. Stryker. Survivors include his wife, Catharine E. Jennings; three daughters, Emma C. Jennings, Lindsey C. Jennings, and Brittany C. Jennings; his mother, Debra A. Young; father, David C. Jennings, Jr.; two sisters, Brooke P. Jennings and Grace K. Young; stepfather, Geoffrey C. Young; paternal grandmother, Patricia Jennings; father-in-law, John R. Stryker; mother-in-law, Therese Brown; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. David was born in Danbury, Connecticut. He was educated at St. Peter's Catholic School in Danbury and attended his first three years of high school at John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in Somers, N.Y. Upon the family moving to Richmond, David spent his final year at Meadowbrook High School and graduated from there. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2003 and was honorably discharged in 2011. For the last eighteen months, he worked as an I.T. specialist for Unisys, a contractor for Capital One. He was a great husband, father, son and brother. His remains rest at the Huguenot Chapel of Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Road, where the family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. A Mass of Christian Funeral will be celebrated 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church, 2700 Dolfield Drive, Richmond. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Army Emergency Relief Fund (www.aerhq.org). Online condolences to WoodyFuneralHomeHuguenot.com.

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This tribute was added by Debra Young on 25th August 2014

"One year ago today I fell asleep that night with your hand in my hand. I knew the end was near. My phone playing soft piano lullabies beside your head.  I could not keep my eyes open any more and I just nodded off. The next thing I knew was Brooke rubbing my back telling me "Momma he's gone ". We love you David. We all miss you.  Love Mama"

This tribute was added by Debra Young on 19th August 2014

"Today is the day that your breathing tube was taken out. You lived!! You were breathing on your own. But tomorrow they removed your feeding tube because they saw no hope. But I saw David...I saw.  I am so so so very sorry. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. Love always Mommy."

This tribute was added by Sharon Hardy on 18th December 2013

"Happy Birthday David"

This tribute was added by Debra Young on 17th December 2013

"December 18th 2013 - Happy Birthday David. Your first Birthday in Heaven. We love you and miss you..... mommy"

This tribute was added by Lori Mccarty on 12th November 2013

"a handsome angel soldier now residing in Heaven. rest easy soldier, your time on this earth is through but God has bigger plans. those that love and cherish you will always keep your memory alive here. gentle hugs and love sent to all who knew this fine young man."

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