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Melissa Renay Jones

Melissa Renay Jones was called home to enter the Lords gates on Friday, June 26, 2020 7:35 am at  Houston Methodist West Hospital.

Melissa, also known as “Mimi” was born August 18, 1979 in Virginia Beach, VA to Vanessi Jones and Albert Jones.  She graduated from Mayde Creek High School, Houston Tx.  She attended Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Tx, and  University of Texas, Austin, Tx. 

Melissa went on to graduate from the University of Houston, where she earned a Bachelor degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Marketing. While there she also received  certification from Bauer College of Business which landed her an internship with Radio One, KMJQ and wrote numerous articles for Black and Single magazine.  Melissa worked for Levy Hospitality/Toyota Center, Houston, Tx.

Melissa was a caring, passionate, loving person and a very dedicated friend.  A goal oriented person who wanted to succeed in every task or job she was faced with.  A love for reading, fashion and a deep passion for cooking and developing new recipes that would lead to the goal to open her own food truck.  Along her journey, Melissa’s personality, dedication to her job, co-workers and honest work ethics was instrumental in helping her acquire numerous recognition for a job well done.

Melissa leaves behind to cherish her memories, her mother Vanessi Jones of Houston, TX, her father Albert Jones of Monroe, La; two sisters Shelly Morton-Ubesie (Ifeanyi) and Chanel Jones both of Houston Tx; two nieces Dariann and Sydnay Morton-High of Houston, TX; one brother Juston Akeem Jones of Virginia Beach, VA; an aunt Veida Evans of Norfolk, VA; an Uncle Leroy D. Morton Jr. of Portsmouth, VA; a host of cousins of Norfolk/Portsmouth; Washington DC/Maryland; Washington State; California; an aunt Carolyn Faye Lewis and an Albert Browhaw Jr. both of Monroe, La; an Aunt Beatrice Hudson of Oakland, California.  Melissa also leaves a host of friends and associates in Houston, Tx; especially her childhood friends Nina Bobo McCormick and Kenneth “BUD” Ball, Jr. who will all miss her dearly.

Melissa is preceded in death by her Grandparents Naomi and Leroy Morton of Portsmouth, VA;  Grandma Lucy Browhaw of Monroe, LA; Uncle Guion “Guy” Morton of Newport News, VA, Derryck Andre Evans Cousin;  aunt Barbara Browhaw-Adams of Monroe, LA.

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Someone as special as Melissa will never be forgotten. She will remain in our hearts forever. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

Dannia Jacobs & Family

Dannia Jacobs Jul 9 2020 12:00 AM

(re-wrote quote). LOVE IS MORE!

Some think that LOVE is all flowers and good times, but I think that love is more than just that...LOVE is the bad as well as the better, not lived alone but a journey together. Something that only the closest can share, with communication, respect and delicate care. I am thankful that i shred those moments with Melissa, we really enjoyed that family time,
With my Love for you and the family......
Alma & Felicia Felton
As a Mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted...
(Isaiah 66:13,NIV)

shelly Jul 9 2020 12:00 AM

(re-wrote quote). LOVE IS MORE!

Some think that LOVE is all flowers and good times, but I think that Love is more than just that...LOVE is the bad as well as the better, not lived alone but a journey together. Something that only the closest can share,with communication, respect and delicate care. I am thankful that I shared those moments with Melissa, we really enjoyed that family time,
With my Love for you and all the family.....
Alma and Felicia Felton
As a Mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted...
(Isaiah 66:13, NIV)

shelly Jul 9 2020 12:00 AM

With Deepest Sympathy,
Saying goodbye to someone we love is heartbreaking. May you find comfort in all the special memories shared with Melissa.

Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

Serena Lee & Family

Serena Lee Jul 9 2020 12:00 AM

Our Deepest Sympathy,
Someone as special as Melissa will never be forgotten. She will remain in our hearts forever. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit."
(Psalm 34:18)

Dannia Jacobs & Family

Dannia Jacobs Jul 9 2020 12:00 AM

My prayers go out to the family. I ask that God comfort you and carry you. There are no words to describe the pain a parent and sibling feels during this difficult time. Only God can fill the vacancy that Mimi has left in your hearts. Love is eternal. God bless you. In loving kindness, Cynthia Williams Virginia Beach Va.

Cynthia Williams Jul 9 2020 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Warmest condolences,
Steve Roussel

Steve Roussel Jul 9 2020 12:00 AM

My condolences go out to Melissa's family and friends. She will truly be missed. I enjoyed all the conversations and memories made with her. Candy exchanges will not be the same. (Our inside thing.)

Alberta Colbert-Shaw Jul 7 2020 12:00 AM

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