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Chapel of Jones Mortuary
Friday September 21st, 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Memorial Service

Chapel of Jones Mortuary
Friday September 21st, 2018
7:00pm

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Melissa Renee Mayes

Obituary of Melissa Renee Mayes

Melissa Renee Mayes (Missy), age 50, passed with peace and grace with her loving family at her side on Monday, September 17, 2018 at her home.

Preceded in death by her grandparents: Milton and Henrietta Mayes, and Dave and Nadine Morrison, Uncles: Jerald, Ronnie, and James Mayes, and Earl Morrison; aunts: Anna Ruth and Alta Mayes, and Corella Childs.

Survived by her mother Jeanette Mayes Morrison, and father Jack Morrison; sister Tammy Morrison Runkels and husband Wayne of Athens, TN and brother Dewayne Morrison and wife April of Claxton, TN. Aunt and Uncle Linda and Jerry Day, aunts: Susan Ballinger, Margaret Mayes, Linda Anthony, and Mary Schaffer; uncles: Steve, Jerry, Carl, Danny and Gary Morrison, and several nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. Special thanks to Tammy, Jennifer, Brandon and Ben of UT Hospice.

Missy was born on September 9, 1968 and was truly a gift from GOD. She was very special as she was born with Downs Syndrome and wasn't expected to live a long life. Missy was a blessing not only to her family but to every life that she touched for 50 years. Missy attended the Emory Valley Center in Oak Ridge and made numerous friends while she was there. Her smile, laughter and voice will forever remain in our hearts. The Earth was a better place because she was here.

A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, September 21, 2018 at Jones Mortuary in Clinton with receiving of friends from 5-7 pm with a memorial service immediately following at 7pm in the chapel of Jones Mortuary with her uncle Rev. Jerry Day will be officiating.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Emory Valley Center in Oak Ridge.

Thanks be to GOD for a beautiful journey with one of His most precious angels on Earth. Amen.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton, TN is in charge of all arrangements.


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Guestbook

Just know we love you all and we are praying for you missy was a true gift from God and now she sets at the right hand of our lord and savior Jesus Christ

Erica Bailey Sep 22 2018 12:00 AM

Oh sweet Missy!! I can remember her coming into my boutique shop on my birthday and bringing me some colors and a cookie cake and singing to me BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!! she always lite up the room when she walked in!! Jeanette hugs and prayers for comfort She will be truly missed!!

TIFFANY RUNKLES Sep 21 2018 12:00 AM

Missy, you are going to be missed so much by everyone that had the pleasure of meeting you, or that knew you.You were an angel on earth,and you are now going to be your parents Guardian Angel.We Will always Love and miss you, and your sweet smiling face.

Brenda McMillan Sep 21 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Melissa Mayes

Brenda McMillan Sep 21 2018 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss such a precious angel heaven gained to soon Prayers Love And Condolences to all the family and friends that knew her Rest In Peace God's Angel

Sherry & Rick Foust Sep 20 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Melissa Mayes

Sherry & Rick Foust Sep 20 2018 12:00 AM

Prayers sorry for your loss love you guys love Kellie

Kellie shaffer Sep 20 2018 12:00 AM

Jack & Jeanette, you know we love you and your family and are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time in your lives. We will never forget Missy sitting in our van and wanting to ride in the floor. Unfortunately we will be out of town for Missy's service on Friday. It doesn't mean we aren't thinking about you all but we are wishing your pain will soon be turned to joy ! Love Mike & Debby

Mike & Debby Wankowski Sep 20 2018 12:00 AM

Claire Sep 19 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Melissa Mayes

Claire Sep 19 2018 12:00 AM

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