Melissa Dawn Jones

Melissa Dawn Jones, aged 51 of Wilsonville, passed away suddenly on March 29, 2024, at Shelby Baptist Medical Center. She was born in Birmingham, AL, on October 10, 1972, the daughter of the late, Rhonda Jo Dupree.
Melissa spent the majority of her life residing in Calera, AL. She brought three daughters into the world and always told everyone they were her greatest accomplishments. During her time on Earth, she received comfort from the Bible and taught her children to do the same. To say she was proud of them, and their accomplishments is an understatement. They all recall their mother saying throughout her life, “Never give up on what you want. You can do anything you set your mind to.” Melissa adored each of her grandchildren and she was incredibly excited to meet her newest granddaughter, Izabela, who is due to arrive in the world June 1st. She and all her grandchildren loved the time they were able to spend together. “Nonna” may have been her favorite title. Along with the time she spent with her children and grandchildren, some of her most fond memories were that spent at gatherings with her brother, mother, and grandmother. Her life was a blessing to them all and her memory will always be something they treasure.

The Bible says that in heaven Christ will “transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.” Philippians 3:21

She is survived by her grandmother, Mary Jo Ayres of Calera, AL who now resides in Mobile, AL, as well as her brother, Shane Jones of Calera, AL. Melissa is also survived by her daughters, Kayla Hartin (Charles) of Mobile, Meagan Jones of Thorsby, Brooklyn Owens of Jemison and her four grandchildren, Addison Yeargan of Mobile, Alaina Taylor of Thorsby, as well as Jordyn and Jaidyn Burns of Thorsby. She also had three step-grandchildren: Abigail, William, and Madeline Hartin of Mobile that she loved just the same.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Rhonda Jo Dupree and grandfather, Jack Dupree.

Her family and friends all take comfort in knowing she is healed and in the arms of the Lord.

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” -Psalm 34:18

Final care and arrangements entrusted to Charter Funeral Home in Alabaster, AL.

Graveside service will be held on Monday, April 1, 2024, at Shelby Memorial Gardens in Calera, AL at 1pm. 

4 Comments

  1. Cynthia Elledge on April 1, 2024 at 4:25 pm

    I am so sorry for your 😞 lost. Hold on to all the memories. They are the most important.

  2. David A Watts on April 1, 2024 at 5:10 pm

    I’ve known Melissa since she was a young child and I’m married to her cousin, Sherry Dupree Watts. She used to come out house and play with Dedra, during her younger years. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen her but a few times, since got older. Prayers for her family and friends.

  3. Diann winterbottom on April 1, 2024 at 11:14 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about my childhood friend many spend the night parties …

  4. Diann winterbottom on April 2, 2024 at 2:55 am

    I am so sorry for your lost ‘ Melissa was a childhood friend.. we spent a lot of weekends staying at each others homes.. my prayers are going up for her family!!

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