Jones, Michelle

Written by David Green.

Michelle A. Jones, 22, of Gorham St., Morenci, Mich., died Dec. 12, 2006, at home.

She was born March 12, 1984, in Adrian, Mich., the daughter of Mark and Rachael (Lara) Jones.

Michelle graduated from Morenci High School in 2002. She was a homemaker who lived in Morenci all her life. She was a member of the Tecumseh Lower-Light Church.

Michelle is survived by a son, Cody James Wise of Morenci; parents, Mark and Rachael Jones of Morenci; two sisters, Maria (and Joseph) Knotek of Clayton and Karen Jones of Morenci; a niece, Adriana Knotek; maternal grandfather, Ponciano Lara of Palmyra; paternal grandfather, Lynard Jones of Tecumseh; and Cody’s father, Aaron Wise.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Olivia Lara, and paternal grandmother, Laura Jones.

Funeral services are planned at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15 at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with Rev. Michael Arnold officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Education Fund for Cody Wise. 

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