The Monkees singer, who passed away last month after a heart attack, was remembered by friends and family in a private service in Florida on Wednesday as a kind and positive man who liked to help people.
Reverend Frank O'Loughlin, who presided over the ceremony, revealed to The AP that several of Jones's own songs including 'I'll Love You Forever' and 'Written in my Heart' were played during the funeral.
In the sermon, O'Loughlin referred to Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien, saying that he wrote about a world similar to the one that Jones wanted to offer his fans.
"[Tolkien] wrote about a quiet, gentle, contented people," he said. "A people for whom life was bright, neighbours friends, daydream believers with an absolute absence of burden who took themselves lightly - lighter than air. Wasn't that what David conveyed to the world, a blissful lightness of being?
"I think your David captivated us because he was a new universal hero - not a typical Odysseus or Beowulf - but a very Christian hero, strength of character rather than strength of arms, conducting himself with humility and caring for others."
The priest said that Jones's widow Jessica Pacheco brought the star's ashes to the church and her brother Joseph, who was also Jones's manager, gave a eulogy.
Another private memorial for the musician will take place next week in his UK home city of Manchester. There are rumours that there will also be a public service in either New York or LA.
Jones's four daughters Talia Jones, Sarah McFadden, Jessica Cramer and Annabel Jones have released a statement saying: "Our family has been greatly comforted by the support and love of everyone who has reached out to us. Knowing that so many people around the world were so affected by our dad's life and music makes us feel connected to you all."
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