Jovito J. "DJ" DeJesus

Sir Knight Jovito "DJ" DeJesus, a member of the Virginia state membership team, passed away on May 20, 2016 after a sudden and brief illness.


He joined the St. Matthew Council 10601 in VA Beach on Feb. 09, 1995 and served with dedication for 21 years.  He served as Financial Secretary, Grand Knight, Trustee, Advocate, Lecturer, Retention Chairman, and member of the 1st degree ceremony team.  He was a very good mentor for many of our fellow brother knights.


He was also a 4th degree member and Past Faithful Navigator of the Fr. Matthew J. O’Keefe Assembly 1162.  Brother “DJ” also served as District Warden and a Former District Deputy (district 2).

He was an active member of the VA State Council and was membership retention chairman for councils in the Richmond Diocese.


DJ was an active member of St. Matthew Catholic Church, a lector, member of the parish pastoral council, and President of the Confraternity of San Lorenzo.


Visitation and prayer of the Holy Rosary will be held on Friday, May 27, 2016, at St. Matthew from 6-7 PM followed by the Chalice Ceremony.  The funeral Mass will be on Saturday, May 28, and military ceremony immediately after Mass in the Church Grotto, and reception to follow in the school cafeteria. The Rite of Committal (Columbarium) will be on Wednesday, June 01, 2016, at St. Matthew Catholic Church after the 9 AM Mass.

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