Born: April 29, 2002
Died: March 02, 2013
Mitchell Dee Jones died of acute heart failure at the tender age of 10 years old in his home at 1:30AM Saturday, March 2nd 2013.
At age 3, Mitchell was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy – a catastrophic muscle wasting disease that is generally fatal by late teens/early twenties. Mitchell’s health took a turn for the worse in the Spring of 2012 when his family learned Muscular Dystrophy had prematurely destroyed his heart and threatened to shorten his life much sooner than expected. For the next 9 months his parents worked closely with his cardiologist to save their little boy and slow the progression. But the ravages of Muscular Dystrophy would not be curbed.
Mitchell will always be remembered for his quiet dignity, gentle love of others, sense of humor, luck with board games, his love of life, adventure and family. Even though his body was weak, his spirit was quiet and strong – and those that got to know him felt it.
At the time of his passing, Mitch still believed in Santa, thought girls were gross and thought his mother was the most beautiful, comforting person on earth. Mitchell had a unique bond with his father whom he loved so much. Our sweet son placed a high premium on his relationship with family and being home - something that has changed our lives forever.
Mitchell’s Journey as documented on Facebook has had a unique impact across the globe. His life and story has touched the hearts of tens of thousands of people of all ages, religions, and cultures. His legacy of innocence, love and faith will leave a ripple effect of softened hearts and inspiring faith in God that may never be truly understood in this life. It would seem that he is the personification of “by small and simple things are great things brought to pass.” (Alma 37:6)
A viewing will be held at the Stake Center Friday Evening from 6PM – 8PM for close family, friends and neighbors.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 9th, 2013 at the Herriman Utah Rose Canyon Stake Center (7079 Rose Canyon Road, Herriman, UT 84096). Pre-viewing at 9:00-10:00AM. Family gathering at 10:30AM. Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM.
Interment will be held at the Herriman Cemetery following the funeral service.
The Jones family wishes to express our gratitude to the many family, friends and supporters of Mitchell and his Journey. Your love and compassion made his final weeks something for him to treasure and something his family will hold close to their hearts the remainder of their lives.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Mitchell Jones donation fund at any Zions Bank or through Paypal at: