Désia Yasmeene Tuff

January 27, 1997 ~ September 25, 2021 (age 24)


De’Sia Yasmeene Tuff was born to the union of David and Jasmine Jones in Gainesville, FL on January 27, 1997.  She received her education in Gainesville, FL.  She was known for her athletic skills; she played basketball for 4 years, volleyball for 2 years and one year of weight lifting.  She graduated with honors in 2015 from Buchholz High School.  She later moved to Tallahassee, FL where she attended Florida State University.  While attending FSU she has a double major in English and Political Government and Science and she graduated in 2020. 

        Some people may have known her as “Big Dej” or “Oontcie”.  She was very intelligent, outgoing and a loving person.  She had a Godley presence that would touch your heart and sweep you off your feet.  She devoted her life daily to her friends, family, church ministry and the kids she taught.  De’Sia aka “Oontcie” will always be remembered as a compassionate person who loved to be with her nieces and nephews.  She received Christ and was baptized in 2016 at Springhill Baptist Church.  She enjoyed church and was a faithful member of Abundant Life and Restoration Ministries.  (Alarm Identical Church) in Tallahassee, FL.  She was an usher, participated in young adult ministry and a Kingdom Kid’s teacher.  De’Sia was an entrepreneur and CEO of Déjà Vu plus size boutique, LLC, that her mother and sister will keep open and running.  De’Sia always strived to be the best at what she did.  Her bright smile brought light to any dark room.

        De’Sia departed this life on Saturday, September 25, 2021 leaving a lasting legacy and impression on the world.

She leaves to cherish her memories; her parents………; her grandparents, Pedro & Gloria Peace; her parents, David & Jasmine Jones; her brother, David Jones III; her sister, Chyan Tuff, Frederick Perryman Jr (Ziedra)????? A host of aunts, uncles, nieces (4), and nephews (2) and other relatives and friends whom she loved and cherished dearly.


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October 1, 2021

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Phillip & Sons Viewing Parlor
310 State Road 26
Melrose, FL 32666

Celebration of Life
October 2, 2021

1:00 PM
Upper Room Ministries
3575 NE 15th Street
Gainesville, FL 32609

Interment following funeral service
October 2, 2021

Pine Grove Cemetery
401 SE 21st Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32641

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