Melissa ‘Missy’ Ann Jones

June 27, 1971 – June 19, 2021

Melissa “Missy” Ann Jones, 49, of Lebanon, passed away unexpectedly on June 19, 2021, just eight days before her 50th birthday.

She was born June 27, 1971 in Beloit, Kan., to Alton “Wayne” Sr. and Gloria Jean (Hill) Jones.

When Missy was 6 months old she moved with her family to Lebanon. Missy spent most of her life in the Lebanon/ Sweet Home area.

She was known for her incredibly quick wit, infectious laugh, tainted sense of humor. Along with a kind heart she was always there to lend a hand whenever needed. To Missy, a stranger was just a friend she hadn’t met yet.

Missy worked at The Woods Roadhouse where she was fondly thought of by customers as well as co workers.

Most of her free time was devoted to her grandchildren where she was an ever-present part of their lives.

Missy is survived by her longtime partner Tony Fitzwater; four children, Linda, Ashley, Jennifer and Craig; mother Gloria Jones; brothers Casper and Rick; 12 grandchildren: Victoria, Alyssa, Rigo, Ariah, Damion, Emilio, Elyah, Gracie, Wyatt, Dakota, Hunter and Deisha; many nieces, nephews; and an infinite number of friends.

She was preceded in death by her father Alton “Wayne” Jones; grandmother Ellen Hill; and several aunts and uncles.

The family is asking that you share your favorite Missy story, as they will be putting together and printing a book of Missy stories.

The Woods Roadhouse hosted a gathering in remembrance of Missy on July 3, 2021. The family held a Celebration of Life at River Bend Park in Cascadia on July 31, 2021.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.