Melissa “Missy” Jones, 1969-2021


Melissa “Missy” Ann Jones, 52, of La Porte, Ind., passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2021, in her home.

She was born May 13, 1969, in Albany, Ga., to Donald Wayne and Eloise (Ledbetter) Jones.

Missy attended Maranatha Christian Academy, Portage, Ind. She graduated with an associate degree in Medical Assisting from Ivy Tech Community College, Michigan City, Ind., with the highest distinction, Summa Cum Laude, in 2017. Missy was a medical assistant for Franciscan Physician Network, Michigan City. She enjoyed comedy, reading, music, watching the Cubs, and gaming on her phone in her free time. Missy adored her nieces and nephews. Her great-nieces and great-nephews called her Mimi; they adored her as well. She was a kind, caring and generous person and will be greatly missed by many.

Surviving are her parents, Donald Jones of Shelby, Ala., and Eloise Jones of La Porte; sisters, Kim (Floyd) Holt of La Porte and Cyndi Montgomery of Boise, Id.; four nephews, Daniel (Brielle) Floyd III, Trevor and Nick; two nieces, Brandi (Markus) and Sarah (Deandrea); four great-nieces, Corina, Brooklynn, Carmen and Derriayn; seven great-nephews, Joshua, Jordyn, Zai, Dre Dre, Aidyn, Ethyn, and Deakyn; special aunt, Kathy Ramirez; special cousin, Julie Bottomlee; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Preceding her in death were her maternal grandparents, Gertrude (Shadrix) and Ramon Ramirez; maternal grandfather, Monroe Bottomlee; and paternal grandparents, Iris Jones Karr and Chesley Jones.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, at Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, La Porte, with Rev. James Ferguson officiating. Burial will take place at High Rock Cemetery, Hayden, Ala.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Melissa “Missy” Ann Jones may be directed to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, N.Y. 10016; and/or American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, Va. 22116-7023.

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One Response to “Melissa “Missy” Jones, 1969-2021”

  1. fellow student

    Sep 27. 2021

    Missy was a very nice, kind and giving person. She was truly everything her loving family said. RIP my friend.

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