|Birth: ||Sep. 16, 1996|
|Death: ||Mar. 6, 2012|
Anne Marie Rose Jones, 15 years, of Newport Michigan, passed away on March 6th, 2012 in Toledo Hospital. She was born the 10th child to Robert and Kathleen (Masserant) Jones on September 16th, 1996 in Monroe Michigan.
Anne Marie attended St. Charles School in Newport where she received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion, and then completed her grade school education at St. Michaels School in Monroe where she received the Sacrament of Confirmation. As a sophomore at Airport High School, Anne Marie enjoyed playing volleyball and softball, and was active in her St. Charles Youth Group. She became "famous" for singing the National Anthem before Airport Varsity volleyball games at a very young age, and loved signing to an audience in any setting. Anne Marie could light up the room with her big brown eyes and beautiful smile, and will be remembered for her love a babies and her frequent question, "do you need a hug?"
Anne Marie was preceded in death by an infant sister Mary Jones, her grandfather Reginald Jones, and Uncles Edward Masserant, Jeffrey Jones, and Randall Jones.
In addition to her parents, Anne Marie is survived by her siblings Aaron (Julie) Jones, Rebecca (Jeff) Goins, Anthony (Jamie) Jones, Sarah (John) Skinner, Benjamin (Jessica) Jones, Catherine (Jeremy) Smart, Theresa Jones, and Daniel Jones, and grand parents Angela Jones and Gerald and Ruth Masserant. Auntie Anne Marie is also loved by seventeen nieces and nephews; Casey, Rebecca, Alaina, Seth, and Cale Jones; Madelyn, Luke, Adam, and Sophia Goins; Gracie, Blaize, and Jett Jones, Jack and Sam Skinner, Abigail and Isabelle Jones, and Jane Smart; who will all miss her dearly.
Visitation will be held at Rupp Funeral Home, 2345 S. Custer Road in Monroe on Thursday March 8th, 2012 from 4-8pm, and Friday March 9th from 2-8 pm. The Holy Rosary will be recited at 7 pm on both nights. On Saturday March 10th, Anne Marie will lie in state at St. Charles Catholic Church in Newport beginning at 9am, a funeral mass begins at 10am. The Rev. Fr. John Hedges, pastor of Saint Stephens Church in New Boston and family friend will officiate the memorial mass. Interment will follow the mass at St. Charles Cemetery in Newport.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or Heartbeat of Monroe.
Hundreds of violet and lavender balloons scattered across Ash-Carleton Park Sunday evening as community members gathered to remember a teen whose life was cut short by a tragic accident.
Anne-Marie Jones, 15, was a sophomore at Airport High School.
She died Tuesday after a fall at her home.
Some of her best friends and people who did not know her gathered in her memory to release balloons in shades of her favorite color, purple.
They stood on the softball field, lifted their balloons and released them into the wind.
"Our brothers played baseball together and when we were little we used to run around the baseball fields," said Jenny Wickenheiser, a sophomore at Airport. "My favorite memory of her is she used to say how much she loved my brother Jeff and one day they would get married."
Anne-Marie's death has hit the community hard, Jenny said.
" We are all devastated," she said.
" This past week at school has been very hard."
The daughter of Bob and Kathy Jones of Newport, Anne-Marie played volleyball and softball at the school.
Jenny had Anne-Marie in her fourth period class.
"It was really hard to look at the empty seat," Jenny said.
Maleigh Jackson, 15, said she couldn't believe it when she heard of Anne-Marie's passing.
"Her locker is next to mine and it's really hard to see it empty," she said.
"Anne-Marie always had a smile on her face."
Fifteen-year-old Megan Hudge was among Anne-Marie's best friends.
The two met during their freshman year and spent just about every day together.
her mom that money," Chelsea said after the balloon "She was hilarious and always smiling," Megan said. "I'll miss her hugs. Every time I was upset about something, she would give me one of those hugs."
Members of the school have been wearing purple T-shirts with "In Memory of Anne-Marie Jones," on the front. Underneath the message is a cross wrapped in rose vines and the years 1996-2012.
On the back of the shirt is the quote, " Your life ended, but your memory will live forever."
The shirts were designed by Airport High School senior Chelsea Dillon, who donated the money from the $ 15 shirts to the family for funeral expenses. " It was the best ( moment) of my life to give release. Chelsea raised more than $ 1,000 from the Tshirts.
"I wanted to make a donation to the family because I knew anyone who experienced such a loss would need the help," she said. "It made a difference and it needed to be done."
Donations were collected for the family during the balloon release as well.
Megan was pleased to see so many people turn out for the event many of whom were invited through the social media site Facebook.
" It's amazing how everyone comes together," Megan said. "It's clear she touched every single one of these people."
Saint Charles Cemetery
Created by: Karen
Record added: Mar 06, 2012
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