Jonathan Antwain Belote, born on August 7, 1990, in Thomaston, Georgia, peacefully passed away on January 25, 2024, in Garden City, Georgia. Jonathan's departure has left a void in the lives of his loved ones and community. Although silenced by grief, we gather here today to celebrate the vibrant life he lived and to remember the indelible mark he left behind.
Jonathan was a dedicated individual who spent his working years assisting in the office at a local Auto Repair Shop. With diligence and a warm smile, he went above and beyond to ensure that everything ran smoothly. His professionalism and commitment to his work earned him the respect of his colleagues and served as an inspiration for those who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Education played a crucial role in shaping Jonathan's character and accomplishments. He attended Tri-County High School in Buena Vista, Ga., where he showcased his intellect and dedication to learning. The knowledge he gained during his time as a student would lay a solid foundation for his future endeavors.
Beyond his professional and academic pursuits, Jonathan had a colorful personality that brightened every room he entered. Known for his infectious laughter and playful tricks, he had a talent for turning even the gloomiest days into moments filled with joy. It was impossible to be around Jonathan without feeling uplifted by his unique zest for life. Whether it was through a practical joke or simply sharing stories with loved ones, he had an uncanny ability to find humor even in the most mundane situations.
In addition to being a beacon of laughter, Jonathan had deep talents and passions that brought him great joy. One such passion was landscaping; he enjoyed spending hours meticulously arranging plants and creating beauty in his yard as well as for neighbors and friends. His eye for design extended beyond outdoor spaces -- interior decorating was yet another God-given talent that Jonathan loved utilizing. The satisfaction he derived from completing a job and showcasing his creative flair was truly unmatched.
Jonathan's vibrant spirit was nurtured by the love of his family who preceded him in death, they held a special place in the hearts of his grandmothers, Wylene Griffin and Mamie Washington, his aunt Jeanette Lewis, as well as his uncles Brad Stephens and Eddie C. Griffin. Their love and support were instrumental in shaping the remarkable person he became.
Today we gather to pay tribute to Jonathan's memory and bid him farewell in a Funeral Service to be held on January 31, 2024. The service will commence at 1:00 PM at a location that will be shared with friends and family who wish to attend this special occasion of remembrance.
Jonathan Antwain Belote's legacy will forever be etched in our hearts. While we mourn his departure, let us also celebrate the vibrant life he lived and the joy he brought to those around him. He now rests in eternal peace, leaving behind memories that will continue to inspire and uplift us all. He is survived by his Mother Mary Ann Griffin Belote, Father James Allen Wallace, 2 brothers Foster Lee Griffin, Alvin Wallace, 3 sisters Tameka Wallace, Kayla A. Wallace, Deconya Wallace. Aunts & Uncles Luvonne Graham, Earnestine Butler, Gloria Towns, Betty Sue Griffin, Mae Griffin, Annette Wallace, Tony (Jennifer) Stephens, John Stephens, Devours Sherten. A host of cousins other relatives and friends.
May his soul find solace, and may our fond memories of Jonathan sustain us through this time of mourning. Let us remember him not with sadness but with warmth and gratitude for having been blessed by his presence.