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Jason Jones July 17, 1986 - November 30, 2018

William Jason Jones, 32, passed away Friday, November 30, 2018, at his home in Nesbit, MS. Jason was a brilliant academic, a devoted husband, and a caring friend. He was a valued member of the University of Mississippi Writing Project, a professor at Northwest Community College, and head of the NWCC writing center. He made a difference in the lives of countless students and colleagues. Jason is survived by his wife, Pamela Price; his sister, Leigh Anne Eaton (Kenny); his nieces Shelby Eaton, Kassidy Eaton, and Sarah Eaton; his aunt, Brenda Grayson (Buddy). Jason was preceded in death by his mother, Glenda Higginbotham.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Tisdale-Lann Memorial in Nettleton is assisting the family with arrangements. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home - Nettleton. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you give to the William Jason Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund. Checks may be made out to the UM Foundation and mailed to 406 University Avenue, Oxford, MS 38655 or umfoundation.com/makeagift.

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    Julia Kobuszewski says

    He was always my favorite teacher. Always happy and cheerful! I’m so sad to hear about this.

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    Carol Childers says

    Thank you Jason Jones for the indelible mark you made on our daughter Danielle Childers. You inspired her, you mentored her, you encouraged her and you pushed her to be more that she ever thought she could be. Thank you for sharing the gift of words with her and teaching her to do the same. We are forever grateful to you for your selfless service to the children of our community and High School!

    Carol and David Childers

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    Clint Gardner says

    I’m truly saddened to learn of the passing of Jason. I first met Jason when I had the honor of being a speaker at the Transitioning to College Writing conference a few years ago, and saw him regularly at our Writing Center conferences. Great guy. He will be truly missed.

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    Alice Myatt says

    Jason’s passing is a tremendous loss. He will be missed in so many ways, and I will miss talking with him and exchanging ideas, laughter, and good thoughts. He was so eager to learn, willing to share his knowledge, mentor students and colleagues, and support others in positive, memorable ways. I first met Jason when he attended the first Transitioning to College Writing symposium in 2011, and we shared the first of many hours of conversation discussing everything from home improvement projects to grammar to writing centers to his graduate work… the list just goes on. He was a good listener, and he was an outstanding scholar, researcher, and innovator. I treasure the memories; they are happy and inspiring. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

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    Teresa Howe- Elliott says

    There are not enough words to express the loss Logan and I feel at the passing of Jason Jones. His loss will be felt for a long time in our community. Thank you so much for mentoring Logan Elliott and encouraging him to be all he could be. Prayers for his family during this time.

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