Michael J Jones

July 31, 1962 ~ February 13, 2019


Mr. Michael J. Jones, 56, died at 3:57 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2019 in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

His wishes were to be cremated. The arrangements are under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Jennings.

Mr. Jones was a native of Lake Arthur. He worked in contract maintenance and was a former derrickman in the oil and gas industry. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Gunners Mate. He was a very gifted artist, loved working with wood and had a very unique handwriting.

His survivors include his wife, Crystal Istre Jones; one daughter, Aundrea Michelle Welch; one son, Julian Welch; step-son, Traves Welch; his mother, Sue Lavergne Pitre; brothers and sisters-in-law Johnny (Emma) Hebert and Daniel (Brenda) Hebert; step-sisters, Pam Leonard and Shelia Purshall; two grandchildren, Carter Levi Welch and Brycen Cade Fontenot; and grandmother, Elza Rohlfs.

He is preceded in death by his step-father, Jerald Pitre.

The family wishes to thank Cindy and Rudy Studer for their compassion and kindness to Michael during his stay in Fayetteville.

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  1. I remember the times hanging out and wed drive hours just to dance. My most relevant memory was of him always correcting me when I’d say “go straight” he’d say “go forward”. My condolences to the family. Johnny and Danny sorry for your families loss.

  2. My deepest condolences to Michael’s family. Our families were very close and we spent a lot of time together during our growing up years. I have many good childhood memories of him.

  3. Michael you came into our lives as a stranger and left us as family. You will always be in our hearts and we will never forget you. Fly high my friend. Our deepest heart felt condolences to the family.

  4. My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Michael. Please keep in mind the beautiful hope God gives for those sleeping in death at 1 Corinthians 15:26, which states: ”And the last enemy, death, will be brought to nothing.” May the God of all comfort help you to endure during this difficult time. Remember to “throw your burden on Jehovah and he will sustain you,” (Psalms 55:22).

  5. I am thankful to have had you in my life. I will forever keep the love I have for you deep in my heart. My thoughts of you will never cease. You will not be forgotten but cherished. I love you Cuz!!!❤ ❣ I miss you dearly.

  6. What a shock and a loss to all of our family. Michael was the first grandson that my grandmother had. I was the first granddaughter. So we were both special To my Aunt Sue, so sorry you’ve lived to experience the loss of your child. To my cousins Danny and Johnny, sorry you’ve had to feel the pain of loosing your brother. Michael may not be with us, but he will never be forgotten.

  7. Dear Jones Family, I’m very sorry to hear about your loss, always remember God cares for you. A scripture in the Bible atActs 24:15 says “And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” We can look forward to a future here on earth, where Jehovah God promises to bring back to life those we have lost in death, by means of a resurrection.

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